Principles of Analytical Management Certificate - Curriculum 202 (DL)

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN
Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A
(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953 

Academic Associate

Geraldo Ferrer
Ingersoll Hall, Room 321

(831) 656-3290

Program Manager

Christina Hart
Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 334
(831) 656-6269, DSN 756-6269

Brief Overview

GSDM Operations and Logistics Management faculty designed this certificate to equip students with the fundamental tools for management based on rigorous analytical methods.
It is designed for both civilian and military managers who are looking to upgrade and update their managerial and analytical skills.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
-- analyze data to inform and support managerial decisions,
-- design and analyze business processes, and
-- apply quantitative decision-making tools to develop solutions in defense business contexts.

Four-Quarter Certificate (1 course/quarter)

This certificate requires the completion of four courses (at least 12 credits) that were not counted for another certificate.


The following courses are required:

  • GE3040 Statistics for Executive Management

  • GE3042 Process Analytics

  • GE4043 Business Modeling and Analysis


The following courses are elective. Students should take at least one of them:

  • GE3010 Organizations as Systems and Structures

  • MN4474 Organizational Analysis

  • GE3050 Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • GE3070 Economics for Defense Managers

  • GB4460 Business Risk Management

  • MN3301 Acquisition of Defense Systems