Analytics for Business Decision Making - 386

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
One year or less
OSAP Checkmark OSAP Eligible
Gain specialized knowledge in data analytics to become a skilled data professional, and an essential contributor to business decision-making processes.

Program Highlights

  • Executive course delivery (afternoons/evenings) with a mix of face-to-face, self-directed, and live online courses.
  • Diverse class cohort that integrates domestic and international students.
  • No prior programming or statistics experience necessary, the program starts with the foundations.
  • Industry-agnostic education means skills are applicable to any industry.
  • Applied skills development with industry-standard techniques and software including Cognos Analytics, SPSS Modeler, OpenRefine, Tableau, R, Python, and more.
  • Potential to work with real businesses using their data on individual and team-based projects.
  • Free registration in Higher Education Analytics Data (HEAD) Competition.
  • Capstone Project to integrate program courses.
  • Work as part of a team in our own data analytics competition.
  • Face-to-face workshops and industry networking opportunities.

This is a BYOD (Bring your own device) program. See Laptop Requirements under Additional Information.

What you'll learn

  • Analyze and interpret digital information.
  • Case study problem solving and analysis.
  • Understand key analytical, modeling, statistical and programming tools.
  • Use of business intelligence and data analytics software with a focus on data identification, consolidation, communication, reporting, manipulation and trending.
  • Management techniques for data analytics projects.
  • Presentation and communication skills.
  • How to become a Certified Analytics Professional.

IBM Skills Academy and Mohawk College logo

As a recognized IBM Premier Academic Initiative participant, we are pleased to offer the following Learn@IBM courses embedded within the program. Students can earn globally-recognized IBM Digital Badges for in-demand skills.

IBM Predictive Analytics Modeler
Learn the essential analytics models to collect and analyze data efficiently. The Predictive Analytics Modeler will use tools for market research and data mining in order to predict problems and improve outcomes.

IBM Business Intelligence Analyst
Explore report building techniques using relational data models. Enhance, customize and manage reports including Active reports and functionality.

Program Length

1 academic year (period of 8 months)

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Program delivery

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  • An Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, or University Degree
  • Other equivalent post-secondary experience or qualifications alongside relevant industry-related experience will be considered by Mohawk College

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Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language

Tuition and Fees

2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees$814.66$758.46
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Compulsory Program Fees$0.00$0.00
Domestic Tuition$2,281.92 $2,281.92 
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester$3,096.58$3,040.38
Total 1st Year Fees$6,136.96

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees

DescriptionSemester 1Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee$8,795.00$8,795.00
Co-op FeesN/AN/A
Program Compulsory Fees$0.00$0.00
International Tax Recovery$450.00$375.00
Total International Per Semester$9,245.00$9,170.00
Total 1st Year Fees$18,415.00

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Financial Assistance

When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career. 

As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.

Available Financial Assistance Resources:

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By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.

Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:

Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Career Opportunities

Your future career options

  • Data Scientist
  • Advanced Analytics Professional
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Professional

Where you could work includes:

  • Tech Industry
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Healthcare
  • Sports and Entertainment

Opportunities for grads

  • Certified Analytics Professional credential.
  • Certification in Business Data Analytics from IIBA.

Educational Pathways


Pathways to Mohawk 

If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.

Pathways within Mohawk

If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *

We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. * 

This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.


Pathways beyond Mohawk

See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.

Additional Information

Laptop Requirements

Minimum Settings

The laptop specifications and Dell Systems below are recommendations only. If you already own a laptop that resembles these specifications you are not required to purchase a new device.

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
CPU (Minimum)Intel Core i5 to i7
RAM (Minimum)16gb
Storage500 GB to 1 TB
Peripherals (included or purchased separately)Webcam
Headset w/ Microphone (to listen to audio in class without disturbing others)
Screen Size15" to 17"
Price$1650 - $1850 range

Dell Systems: DELL G3 15, DELL G3 17

The Dell Systems listed above meet the minimum specifications. A search of DELL’s website entering the various criteria for RAM will list laptops that will meet the specifications. Don’t forget to access Mohawk’s purchasing discount if buying online. You can do so by, logging to your MyMohawk account, on the left-hand navigation select Technology Solutions, Computer Store. Use your Mohawk College email to receive an exclusive coupon code.

Recommended Settings

The settings below will allow completion of the curriculum and should provide sufficient performance to complete all tasks and use all programs without any limitations.

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
CPU (Minimum)Intel Core i7 (8th Generation or greater)
RAM (Minimum)32 GB
Storage1 TB SSD or 2TB HD
Peripherals (included or purchased separately)Webcam
Headset w/ Microphone (to listen to audio in class without disturbing others)
Screen Size15" to 17"
Price$3000 - $3500 range

DELL Systems: XPS 15

The Dell Systems listed above meet the recommended specifications. A search of DELL’s website entering the various criteria for RAM will list laptops that will meet the specifications. Don’t forget to use a Mohawk College purchasing discount if buying online.

Apple MacBooks

MAC laptops are NOT recommended for learning in the Analytics for Business Decision Making program.  Curriculum has only been designed for instructional on Windows platforms. MAC laptops running windows emulators MAY be sufficient but have not been tested by the college

Screen Monitors

In response to COVID-19 much of the program has transitioned to online instruction. Having a second screen has been found to be extremely beneficial for students. The ideal configuration permits a student to watch a lecture/tutorial on one screen (either a second monitor or a separate tablet), while completing exercises on their main computer.

Program Specific Software (subject to change)

Software listed below are available free to students while on campus; some software licenses may be purchased through the college at a discounted rate for use while offsite. Students will be advised how to access program specific software during Orientation.

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • OpenRefine
  • Microsoft PowerBI
  • IBM SPSS Modeler
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Server
  • Tableau Prep
  • Tableau
  • Python
  • Programming IDEs
  • Zoom Conferencing
  • Any other statistics/analytics package for learning (SAS, SPSS Statistics, etc.)

Program Coordinator

Steven Way portrait.

Steven Way

Graduate Studies, Analytics for Business Decision-Making and Business Analysis


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    Lisa Pegg
    Graduate Studies, Business Analysis and Analytics for Business Decision-Making
  • Steven Way portrait.
    Steven Way
    Graduate Studies, Analytics for Business Decision-Making and Business Analysis

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*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Program Coordinator

Steven Way portrait.

Steven Way

Graduate Studies, Analytics for Business Decision-Making and Business Analysis

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