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Online Business Analytics Leadership Certificate
Lead Analytics Teams and Initiatives

Online Business Analytics Leadership Certificate

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours

Use Data to Define and Enhance Business Strategy

With Ohio University's online Business Analytics Leadership Certificate, you can upskill quickly and make an immediate impact in your organization by harnessing the power of big data. In this program, you'll learn to summarize, visualize and manage data to provide a competitive advantage in any corporate or nonprofit context. You can also apply all nine certificate credits toward an OHIO Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree.

Because this program is designed for business leaders and executives, no prior knowledge of analytics, statistics or computer programming is required for admission. Study analytics from the top-down, learning how to maximize data capabilities and use information systems to optimize and advance operations.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online coursework
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Learn to lead analytics strategy
  • Asynchronous, part-time format
  • 90-plus year history of business education

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Meet the Demand for Analytics Executives

As organizations increasingly rely on data insights to inform corporate strategy, business leaders who can maximize data-driven capabilities and manage analytics teams are well-positioned for career advancement. This certificate is particularly valuable for C-suite decision-makers who want to leverage data for a competitive advantage.

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

Leadership Careers in Business Analytics

  • Chief Compliance Officer


    per year3

  • Chief Data Officer


    per year4

  • Director of Business Intelligence


    per year5

Leverage Analytics for Strategic Leadership

7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits

In just three courses, you can gain the essential technical background you need to fill leadership roles on analytics teams and in the C-suite. We've designed our curriculum to reflect cutting-edge business analytics strategy, emerging industry trends and real-world application. You will gain the technical foundation to define analytics strategy and build the right organizational structures to achieve business goals.


  • MBA 6360 Strategic Use of Information Systems
  • MBA 6460 Strategic Use of Analytics
  • MBA 6560 Analytics for Executives

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No GMAT Required | 3 Transfer Credits Accepted

Summer A 2024Summer B 2024
Application Deadline: 04/15Application Deadline: 06/10
Classes Begin: 05/06Classes Begin: 06/24

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 Leadership 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.

Earn a Flexible, Affordable Business Analytics Leadership 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 Collegiate Purple Star Award® 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, incentive scholarships of 15% 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. Incentive scholarships of 15% 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

  • Leveraging information systems
  • Defining organizational analytics strategy
  • Creating analytics culture
  • Developing strategic action plans to prioritize analytic initiatives
  • Investing in people and systems to support analytics operations

Program Outcomes

When you finish your 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 data analysis with diverse stakeholders
  • Develop strategies that an organization could take in order to improve their competitive advantage through the analysis of data

Learn From Management and Analytics Experts

The online Business Analytics Leadership Certificate program features faculty from a mix of academic research and professional backgrounds. All are excellent 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

Elizabeth "Liz" Wanless

Assistant Professor; Assistant Director of Analytics; Associate Director of Client Relations (Analytics)

Dr. Wanless earned her Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics (Business Analytics) from Penn State University. Dr. Wanless researches advanced analytics application to various aspects of sport organization operations from customer relationship management and modeling contributions generation to player health, to the use and diffusion of natural language processing (NLP) in the sport industry. In addition, she has conducted invited workshops explaining artificial intelligence applications and impacts for sport. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Wanless competed for Nike, Asics, the New York Athletic Club, and Team USA as a professional track and field shot putter maintaining top 20 in the world for 5 consecutive years. In 2004, Wanless was recognized as the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Maine.

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Elizabeth "Liz" Wanless

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