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.

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Program Overview

Increase your value with a Business Informatics Certificate

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

Also available:

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

Total Tuition $9,936
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 18
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Tuition

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:

Total Tuition $9,936
Per Credit Hour $536
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Calendar

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.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Spring 11/8/241/2/241/4/241/5/241/8/24
Spring 23/11/242/29/243/4/243/8/243/11/24
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Apply Date 2/29/24
Class Starts 3/11/24
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Admissions

Apply easily to the business informatics certificate program

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

Admission Requirements:

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

Business Informatics Certificate Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum 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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Kevin Kirby - NKU Staff

"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

Courses

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.

Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the core concepts and fundamental principles of information systems (IS) in the context of business decision-making. This will include a survey of the IS 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 strategic benefit of their organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course develops an understanding of tools, techniques, and methods for analysis, design and implementation of information systems. It 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 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 relational, object-oriented, and semantic databases.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an overview of information technology project management practices, software, contexts, and processes. Topics include project implementation methodologies; resource selection; project risks and failures: managing technical project personnel; project management tools and techniques, and issues related to project outsourcing.
Students must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks 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 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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