Which Business Analytics Program Is Right For You?

Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offer a variety of programs focused on both fundamentals and emerging concepts in business analytics. See how the various courses and program deliveries compare to determine which is right for you:

Harvard Business Analytics Program

Type

Certificate Program

Location

Blended Format – Online and in-person

Cost

$51,500

Program Length

9 Months Full Time
18 Months Part Time

Who is this program for?

Emerging and established leaders with a strong foundation in business strategy. Ideal candidates aspire to drive innovation by mastering analytics practices, and using data to uncover insights, and incorporating their findings into strategy at the top levels of their organizations.

Program Structure

6 Core courses
2 Seminars
2 In-person immersions
Asynchronous and synchronous coursework

Program Highlights

Study real-world business scenarios with top faculty members from HBS, SEAS, and FAS who are accomplished leaders and innovators in their fields.

Admissions Guidelines

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Demonstrated proficiency in English
Professional or academic experience in a quantitative field

Application Requirements

Online Application
Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions
One letter of recommendation
Current professional resume
500 word essay
$75 Application fee

Financial Aid/Funding

Employer support funding

Learn more about the Harvard Business Analytics Program

HBS Online –
Business Analytics

Type

Certificate Course

Location

Online

Cost

$1,600

Program Length

8 weeks

Who is this program for?

Intended for individuals at all stages of their careers who would like to strengthen their analytical skills, including college students and recent graduates without a background in statistics, those considering an MBA or other graduate program, or professionals seeking data literacy.

Program Structure

5 Modules
40 Hours of Material
All Asynchronous Coursework

Program Highlights

Beginning with basic descriptive statistics and progressing to regression analysis, you’ll apply fundamental quantitative methods to real business problems, implementing analytical techniques in Excel.

Admissions Guidelines

All applicants must be 18 years of age and be proficient in English.

Application Requirements

Online Application
No Application Fee

Financial Aid/Funding

Scholarships Available
Employer Support Funding

Learn more about the HBS Online Business Analytics Course

HBS Online – Credential of Readiness (CORe)

Type

Credential Program

Location

Online

Cost

$2,250

Program Length

10-17 Weeks

Who is this program for?

College students and recent graduates looking to learn the language of business, those considering or preparing for an MBA, or professionals looking to contribute more to business discussions and decision-making.

Program Structure

3 courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting
One Final Exam
150 Hours of Material
All Asynchronous Coursework

Program Highlights

Master business essentials—interpreting data to inform business decisions, understanding the economic foundations of strategy, and discovering what’s behind the numbers in financial statements.

Admissions Guidelines

All applicants must be 18 years of age and be proficient in English.

Application Requirements

Online Application
50-300 word Essay
No Application Fee

Financial Aid/Funding

Scholarships Available
Employer Support Funding

Learn more about the HBS Online CORe Program

HBS Executive Education – BA and Big Data

Type

Certificate Program

Location

In-person

Cost

$13,000

Program Length

5 Days

Who is this program for?

Senior managers who want to refine their skills in strategic data management and fact-based decision-making

Program Structure

3-4 Classes
6 hours of class time/day
Mix of lectures, presentations, business simulations, small group discussions, and the BS case study method

Program Highlights

You will acquire a firm grounding in data analytics and practical strategies for implementing data-focused initiatives that create and capture more value.

Admissions Guidelines

At least 10 years of experience
Referral from senior executive within your organization, a board member of your company, or a HBS grad
Proficiency in English

Application Requirements

Online Application
No Application Fee

Financial Aid/Funding

Employer Support Funding

Learn more about HBS Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data

Contact an Enrollment Counselor with any questions at Phone Number: 855-624-8222 or fill out a brief form to request more information.