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Business Analytics Certificate Online

Upskill quickly and advance in the burgeoning field of business analytics. Empower yourself with the latest strategies and tools to analyze, interpret, apply, and communicate data to drive business decisions.

08/09/23 Next Application Due Date
08/21/23 Start Classes

Program Overview

Update your skillset with a Business Analytics Certificate

$9,648 Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Program Duration
18 Credit Hours

Expand your knowledge of information systems in the affordable, highly focused Business Analytics Certificate program. With 100% online coursework balancing information systems, database management systems, and business analytics, this program helps you improve your ability to extract actionable insights from data to drive business initiatives and solutions. Develop a deeper understanding of modern data visualization to communicate analytics results more effectively to diverse audiences.

Remain competitive in the rapidly evolving field of technology by updating your knowledge of information security, data analysis, and blockchain technology as you build stronger leadership, management, communication, and project management skills.

In this online certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply current information technologies
  • Evaluate and adapt new technologies to meet business needs
  • Comprehend the organizational settings where these technologies will be implemented
  • Manage information systems as an organizational resource by making critical IS-related decisions and by recruiting and retaining qualified information systems personnel
  • Expand your proficiency in Oracle®, SQL, Tableau®, and R

Upon completing this certificate program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

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Northern Kentucky University offers a variety of informatics programs online. Learn more about our online informatics programs.

Kevin Kirby

"Informatics is all about seeking human meaning in a world of data. It is how we find, process, protect, and share information."

– Kevin Kirby, Dean of the College of Informatics


See how our affordable tuition fits your budget

The Business Analytics Certificate online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$536 Per Credit Hour
$9,648 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Total With Fees
Business Analytics Certificate $536 $9,648
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Start soon and finish faster

The Business Informatics Certificate online program is delivered in a convenient online format, with 7-week courses that start six times a year. View the calendar to find the best start date for you and be sure to note corresponding deadlines.

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/08/2023 04/26/2023 05/01/2023 05/04/2023 05/08/2023 06/23/2023
Summer 2 06/26/2023 06/14/2023 06/19/2023 06/22/2023 06/26/2023 08/11/2023
Fall 1 08/21/2023 08/09/2023 08/14/2023 08/18/2023 08/21/2023 10/06/2023
Fall 2 10/18/2023 10/05/2023 10/10/2023 10/13/2023 10/18/2023 12/08/2023
Spring 1 01/08/2024 01/02/2024 01/04/2024 01/05/2024 01/08/2024 02/23/202$
Spring 2 03/11/2024 02/29/2024 03/04/2024 03/08/2024 03/11/2024 04/26/2024

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northern Kentucky University?


Gather these admission materials for the Business Analytics Certificate

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Business Analytics Certificate online. Requirements for admission include:

Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
Professional resume which includes relevant experience
2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

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Business Informatics Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Bachelor's degree (at minimum) with official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

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Preview the Business Analytics Certificate courses

For the Business Analytics Certificate online program, you must complete a total of 18 credit hours, including 12 credit hours of core courses and six credit hours of electives. Students without a programming background may be required to take an additional programming course as advised by the program director.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of information systems in the context of business decision making. This will include a survey of the information systems discipline and an explanation of its importance in modern organizations. The key objective of the course is to give the student a good understanding of how managers can manage and exploit the potential of information technology for their own career and for the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In depth investigation of intelligent database management systems in support of business decision making. This course includes an investigation of all aspects of data modeling, database design and implementation of relation-al, object-oriented and semantic databases.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys core concepts and methods for the design, analysis, and visualization of organizational data for business planning and decision-making purposes. Through applied projects, students will be exposed to an integrated set of computer-based business data analytical and visualization tools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Business decisions require the basic skills of analyzing data to understand the problem more completely and to produce better answers. Information systems automate these tools and techniques allowing decision makers to get better information quicker. Through hands-on labs and a group project, this course will introduce students to the business analytics process, including problem modeling, tools, and techniques for analysis, and effectively communicating insights.

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course draws on business cases to examine blockchain technology from a managerial perspective. Students will receive a foundational overview of blockchain technology to understand its possibilities and limitations. Throughout the course, students will go beyond understanding the fundamentals and will apply, evaluate, and assess blockchain technologies for business contexts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An overview of contemporary information technology (IT) computer, telecommunications, and office systems-management issues and principles with specific emphasis on setting the direction of IT resources and managing IT policy and strategy.

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