Frequently Asked Questions

No. No prior coursework or degree is required to enroll in the Professional Certificate in Business Analytics at Appalachian State.

Earn your certificate in as little as 6 months or as long as 12 months. Choose the accelerated 6-month track and study 9-12 hours per week. Or, spread out your time commitment with the 12-month track and study 6 hours per week.

$5,996 if paid in-full up front, or $1,499 per course if taken individually

New cohorts begin on the 2nd Monday of each month. New course elements become available as you complete prior ones, so you can move through the program at your own pace.

Yes! The “Buy 4, Get 1 Free” discount is available for those that pay in-full up front (only $5,996 for the entire 5-course program).

We also sometimes offer discounts for Appalachian State alumni and friends, corporate customers sending more than one participant, and other special promotions. Please ask!

Yes. Check out our Financing page for more information.

  • You can drop for an 90% refund until two weeks before the class. You will get an 80% refund if you choose to drop the class during the first week of the first class.
  • After the first week, you can withdraw from a class and restart where you left off anytime in the next 12 months if you complete the class within 24 months from the original start date.
  • We have an appeals committee for exceptional circumstances (illness, etc.).

Yes, individual courses are available for $1,499 each.

Yes, as a participant in the certificate program, you will have access to the same career services that are available to those completing a master’s degree.