Business Intelligence for Organizational Progress

Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence for Organizational Progress


Salve Regina University's flexible and stackable graduate certificate in business intelligence for organizational progress equips professionals to leverage data-driven insights, employ ethical practices and apply systems thinking to enhance organizational performance and drive progress.

Navigate Through Times of Change and Complexity

Salve Regina's four-course graduate certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to drive organizational advancement through data analytics. By integrating topics such as quantifying metrics, data visualization, artificial intelligence, ethical considerations and holistic approaches to problem solving, we empower the next generation of leaders to effectively analyze data, tell stories through data, make informed decisions and optimize business operations.

In addition to business intelligence for organizational progress, Salve Regina's graduate certificates in leadership include organizational culture transformation and strategic transformation and sustainable management. Certificates may be earned concurrently or sequentially, and students who successfully complete all three programs only need two additional courses to earn our master's degree in organizational transformation and leadership.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Business operations managers
  • Financial managers
  • Health educators
  • Human resources managers
  • Information technology managers
  • Management consultants
  • Marketing managers
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Military and correctional officers
  • Nonprofit directors

Program format


Four courses (12 credits)

Application deadline


Rolling admission
Fall, spring and summer starts available

Average time to complete


8-12 months



$2,190 per course
Financial aid and veterans' benefits available

Business Intelligence for Organizational Progress Curriculum

Salve Regina's graduate certificate in business intelligence for organizational progress is designed for professionals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree and are seeking to adapt and thrive through continued leadership development. After completing the certificate program, students in good academic standing may apply to the M.S. in organizational transformation and leadership program and carry the credits forward.

Required Courses

This course exposes students to data analytics, information visualization and data storytelling for evidence-based decision making in business. Foundational business analytics content is covered, including communicating strategic and ethical business decisions for diverse audiences, appropriate messaging and understanding human biases. With the use of Tableau, a highly regarded business intelligence and analytics software, students gain hands-on experience through the creation of data visualizations and dashboards.

This course highlights the principles and techniques required for the acquisition and preparation of data used for strategic decision-making in business. Basic statistical analysis and modeling are covered using analytical tools such as Microsoft Excel. Students gain an understanding of how to interact with data effectively, draw meaningful insights and communicate findings through descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics.

Data is a powerful asset that has the potential to drive innovation, inform decision-making and transform industries. This course examines the proper management of data and databases, including data storage, access and manipulation through tools such as SQL. Particular focus is placed on ethical issues and best practices that govern the handling of data in a variety of contexts. As data stewards and thought leaders, students learn to navigate the intricate landscapes of data management.

Data-driven decision-making is at the forefront of today's complex and interconnected business landscape. The ability to understand, optimize and innovate in business operations is paramount. This course provides an in-depth exploration of the principles, strategies and analytical tools needed to streamline and enhance business processes. By integrating systems thinking, students gain a holistic perspective, allowing them to drive efficiency, adaptability and success in both traditional and cutting-edge industries.

Our Faculty

Our business intelligence for organizational progress courses are taught by seasoned professionals who integrate theory with practice. Instructors work closely with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors, offering a high-touch educational experience.



Courses are billed individually at the start of each class. Please note that there is a $60 registration fee per semester.



If your employer is paying all or part of your tuition, we will arrange payment directly from your employer where possible. Learn more.



Our certificate programs are eligible for federal student loans. To qualify, you must complete two courses per semester. Learn more.

Military and


Salve Regina is approved for veterans’ benefits and has been named a Military Friendly School. Learn more.