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

Business Analytics Certificate Online Program

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
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Upskill for Today's Data-Driven Business World

Modern business relies on data. For those professionals looking to advance in their careers, 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.

Learn the real-world application of analytics from day one of instruction, so you'll be able to immediately apply what you learn to the workplace. 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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Analytics for Anyone

Modern business demands an understanding of data and how to leverage it in nearly all positions and roles. That's why at OHIO's College of Business, we integrate analytics into the fabric of our graduate programs so that every graduate is equipped for today’s increasing digital world.

  • Practice-Based Curriculum: From day one in our analytics courses, you will start practicing new analytic techniques (not just being lectured about them) and learning to use tools that are available in most business settings.
  • Career Opportunities: Analytics skills are already in-demand in most career areas, and the number of analytics-focused jobs is increasing in all industries.
  • Approachable, Customizable Offerings: The base-analytics training that is a core component of our programs is designed to be approachable and useful for all business professionals, however we also offer more in-depth programs. From full master's to concentrations, certificates and elective courses, we provide a range of offerings so students can develop advanced data skills to stand out in their field.


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

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  • Computer Systems Analyst


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  • Product Owner


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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 practical applications of fundamentals in a no- or low-code environment.

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


  • MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics
  • MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics
  • Plus one of the following:
    • MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics
    • MBA 6490 Predictive Analytics II

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No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits Accepted

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 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 six 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 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

  • 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

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

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  • Online Master's in Management Degree

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