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Business Analytics Certificate Online Program
Gain Analytics Skills to Make an Impact in Any Organization

Business Analytics Certificate Online Program

Upskill for Today's Data-Driven Business World

For business professionals looking to advance,  analytics training can provide the technical expertise to stand out in the job market. Ohio University's online Business Analytics Certificate delivers a concise, comprehensive exploration of business analytics methods, software and strategy.

We've designed this graduate certificate to be a low-code environment that focuses on the essentials, so you don't need a technical background to apply. Our curriculum emphasizes the business value of analytics and how predictive analytics can be used to solve problems, identify opportunities and create a competitive advantage for organizations. When you complete the program, you'll be ready to take on new responsibilities in your current position or pursue a range of analyst roles.

Program Benefits

  • No previous technical background required
  • 100% online coursework
  • Asynchronous, part-time format
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Foundational analytics focus
  • Gain advanced Excel, Solver Analytics and SQL skills
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Courses
$829
Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
9
Credit Hours

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Develop Valuable Technical Expertise for Professional Advancement

Organizations across industries are investing in analytics to leverage valuable data insights. By building a baseline of analytics skills, you can enhance your marketability and open doors to new professional opportunities.

  • Computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow 13% through 2030, adding around 667,600 new jobs to the market.1
  • Computer and information technology professionals earn an average salary of $97,430.1

Careers for Business Analytics Professionals

  • Business Analyst

    $70,727

    per year2

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    $99,270

    per year1

  • Product Owner

    $89,267

    per year3

Build a Strong Foundation of Analytics Knowledge

7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits

In three seven-week courses, students learn predictive modeling and build foundational expertise to contribute to analytics strategy and empower organizational growth. You do not need a background in business analytics, statistics or computer programming to succeed in this program – we've designed the curriculum to focus on fundamentals in a no- or low-code environment. 

You can apply all nine certificate credits toward an OHIO Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) or Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree, or pursue our Advanced Business Analytics Certificate.

Courses:

  • MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics
  • MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics
  • Plus one of the following:
    • MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics
    • MBA 6395 Business Intelligence

Start Your Application Today

No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits Accepted

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

Online Application Apply now
Application Fee $35
Required Degree Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA 3.0
Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional Requirements

Current resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the graduate Business Analytics Certificate 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 three start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

An Affordable Online Business Certificate

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

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours 9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget for You 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.

Military Students

Ohio University is a Military Friendly® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. Additionally, scholarships of $1,500 are available for military/veteran students.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News & World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100. Scholarships of $1,500 are available for alumni, military/veteran students and employees of corporate partners.

  • 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.

What You'll Learn

  • Predictive modeling in a low- or no-code environment
  • Predictive analytics
  • Descriptive analytics and business intelligence
  • Advanced Excel, Solver Analytics and SQL
  • Interpreting analytics findings
  • Communicating results to non-technical stakeholders

Program Outcomes

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

  • Identify appropriate methods for analyzing data for a variety of business scenarios
  • Conduct an analysis by applying appropriate methods and techniques within software environments that are commonly used in business
  • Interpret and communicate the results of an analysis
  • Develop strategies that an organization could take in order to improve their competitive advantage through the analysis of data

Faculty Spotlight

William Young, Ph.D.

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.

Read more about Dr. Young

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Learn From Analytics Experts

The online 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

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.
  2. Payscale.com. Average Business Analyst, IT Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Business_Analyst%2C_IT/Salary.
  3. Payscale.com. Average Product Owner Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Product_Owner/Salary.