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Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics
Gain a Competitive Advantage as an Analytics Leader

Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics

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Expand Your Professional Opportunities Through Advanced Analytics Training

Gain a deep understanding of the analytics tools and techniques organizations use most and go beyond your foundational analytics knowledge to master sophisticated skills in Ohio University's online Advanced Business Analytics Certificate. This flexible program prepares you to make data-driven decisions that empower your organization's growth. It is designed for those who have completed our Business Analytics Certificate or MBA with a Business Analytics concentration.

When you finish your program, you'll be ready for leadership roles on analytics and IT teams, positioning yourself for ongoing success in your field. You can also apply all nine credits toward an OHIO Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) or Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree.

Program Benefits

  • Build skills in SQL, Python and R
  • 100% online coursework
  • 90-year history of business education
  • Asynchronous, part-time format
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Advanced analytics training

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Prepare for Leadership Careers in Data Analytics

In today's digitally driven business environment, professionals with analytics training are in high demand. Employers need experts who can work with complex and unstructured data to uncover valuable insights.

  • Computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow 13% through 2030, adding around 667,600 new jobs to the market.1
  • Management professionals earn an average salary of $102,450, above the average for all occupations.2

Advanced Business Analytics Careers

  • Business Analytics Manager


    per year3

  • Chief Data Officer


    per year4

  • Data Engineer


    per year5

  • Data Scientist


    per year6

Enhance Your Analytics Skill Set

7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits

By completing a focused curriculum of just three courses, you will upskill quickly and build in-demand skills in SQL, Python, advanced predictive analytics and more. You will learn to use industry software and integrate multiple data sources and methodologies to gain valuable business insights.

Courses in this graduate certificate program are designed to be progressive and are delivered independently, so you focus on one topic area at a time. This structure ensures you master skills fully before moving on to new topics.


  • MBA 6395 Business Intelligence
  • MBA 6420 Programming for Analytics
  • MBA 6495 Business Intelligence II

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No GMAT Required | No Work Experience Required

Fall A 2024Fall B 2024
Application Deadline: 08/12Application Deadline: 10/07
Classes Begin: 08/26Classes Begin: 10/21

To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:

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Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

Earn a Flexible, Affordable Advanced Business Analytics Certificate

$7,461 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget forYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Scholarships

    The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Military Friendly Spouse School
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What You'll Learn

  • Data visualization and communication
  • SQL
  • Python
  • Processing large or complex data
  • Managing data from various types of databases
  • Working with structured and unstructured data

Program Outcomes

When you finish your program, you'll be able to:

  • Design data management solutions for business problems
  • Design analytic application solutions to support decision-making through programming

Learn From Analytics Experts

The online Advanced Business Analytics Certificate program features faculty from a mix of research and professional backgrounds. All are excellent, award-winning online educators. OHIO instructors are student-focused, passionate teachers who are dedicated to sharing valuable industry insights with students.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. William A. Young

O'Bleness Associate Professor; Director, Online MBA; Director, Online MBAn

Dr. William A. Young II is a passionate educator, an active researcher, and a team-oriented collaborator in service. At Ohio University’s College of Business, Young is the Director of the Online Masters of Business Administration program, the Director of the Online Masters of Business Analytics, and a Charles G. O’Bleness Associate Professor of Business Analytics. As an Associate Professor, Young received Ohio University’s University Professor Award in 2020. Young earned his doctorate in Mechanical and Systems Engineering from Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology in 2010.

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