Current technology and available software and tools are now making it possible to use data as an asset to advance any business organization. The pervasive use and application of Data Analytics has created a need to acquire the skill set needed to effectively use data. The Data Analytics Certificate offered by the Jesse H. Jones School of Business is designed to meet the need for understanding and using Data Analytics in a variety of fields and industries.

The certificate will be available to any eligible applicant. Applicants will need to apply for the Data Analytics Certificate program via the normal Graduate School application process. The minimum application requirements and criteria for admission consideration are as follows:

  • Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5).
  • An official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate course
  • A career-objective essay (max 500 words) including a description of how the Data Analytics Certificate program fits into the applicant’s career plans.
  • A current résumé.

The following core subjects must be completed as prerequisites to the Data Analytics Certificate level courses:

  • Statistics
  • Information Technology
  • Principles of Management


Curriculum Summary for
Data Analytics Certificate Total Credits Required: 15

Certificate Courses (15 SCH)

MGSC 624 (3)

MIS 672 (3)

MIS 675 (3)

MIS 686 (3)

MIS 688 (3)


Students accepted to the MS in MIS or MBA graduate degree programs are automatically eligible to pursue the Data Analytics Certificate.

Should a student successfully complete the Data Analytics Certificate program and subsequently apply for and be accepted to the MS in MIS or MBA program the certificate courses can be applied towards degree program completion provided they meet minimum grade requirements and have not been used for credit towards any other degree program.


For more information about the program and/or to access application materials, please contact:

Mr. Naveed Haider
Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs in Business
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. Houston, Texas 77004
Phone: (713) 313-7309
Fax: (713) 313-7725