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Business Informatics Certificate Online

Broaden your knowledge of informatics quickly and affordably and help bridge the gap between business and data. Grow your competitive edge and ability to contribute to this rapidly growing field.

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

Program Overview

Increase your value with a Business Informatics Certificate

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

Offered by NKU's College of Informatics, the fast-paced Business Informatics Certificate online program will show you how to harness the power of data by aligning management objectives with information technology. Improve your ability to use informatics to drive decisions, proactively address potential issues, and maximize business growth opportunities.

Update your skillset via diverse, 100% online business informatics courses, ranging from systems analysis and design to project management, information systems, database management, and blockchain technology. Strengthen your leadership, management, and communication competencies as you learn the latest best practices in the use of cutting-edge software and tools.

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:

  • IT Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator

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


Benefit from affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition

The Business Informatics 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 Informatics Certificate $536 $9,648
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Set a calendar reminder for these important deadlines

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.

Now Enrolling:

08/09/23 Apply By
08/21/23 Start Classes

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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?


Apply easily to the business informatics certificate program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Business Informatics 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

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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See what you will learn in your Business Informatics Certificate courses

For the Business Informatics 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

Develops an understanding of tools, techniques and methods for analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Uses theory and applied projects to build effective interpersonal and communication skills that are essential to interact with clients, users and other team members involved with development, operation and maintenance of information systems. Approaches to systems development such as Rapid application Development (RAD), Joint Application Development (JAD) and other techniques to create quality systems are explored.

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 is an overview of software development project management practices, context and processes of software development projects, project risks and failures, managing technical personnel, and issues relating to project outsourcing.

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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