Center for Business Analytics

UC's Center for Business Analytics empowers local and global organizations with the cutting-edge analytics capabilities they need to become best-in-class in their industry.

Serving the Data Science Community

Leadership Development

Our approach to leadership development is multi-faceted, providing a range of services to our members and the community. Our programming helps representatives from member organizations stay up-to-date on the latest trends in analytics, while also developing the talent needed to drive success.

Public Events

Our large events, such as the Analytics Summit and Data Science Symposium, draw hundreds of attendees and feature internationally recognized speakers. These events are not only informative, but they also provide invaluable networking opportunities.

Professional Analytics Training

Organizations must have the analytical tools and talent to make informed decisions. Our non-credit short courses help public and private companies alike develop their current talent. Taught by recognized experts in their respective fields, our courses span data visualization and analytics with Excel, to Python and SQL.

Analytic Problem-Solving

To complement training, our center also offers analytical problem-solving services. Our team of professional project managers, talented students, and experienced academic experts utilize state-of-the-art analytics to help organizations analyze and solve their most pressing problems.

Student Engagement

We help facilitate the identification of top analytics talent through our student engagement programs. We partner with UC's award-winning analytics programs to identify the best candidates for co-ops or full-time positions.


Data Science Symposium 2024-Call for Speakers

The Data Science Symposium 2024 will be held on Friday October 11 at the Lindner College of Business. We are currently accepting speaker proposals for this event.   Talks tend to be slightly more technical and focused on subjects of interest to a mixture of practitioners and analytics leaders.

To submit a proposal, contact Larry Porter 



Generative AI in Business: Applications, Challenges, Ethics, and Governance

Scheduled Analytics Training Classes (Online with Live Instructor)

Online live training classes, 2024
Course                                 Dates                         Times                          Registration Link
Advanced Power BI August 13, 15, 20 & 22 12:45PM - 4:15PM Power BI Registration
Generative AI in Business: Applications, Challenges, Ethics, and Governance Aug 19 & 21 12:45PM - 4:15PM GENAI in Business Registration
SQL for Business Analysts Sept 10, 12, 17 & 19 12:45PM - 4:15PM SQL Registration
Data Visualization and Storytelling Sept 16, 18, 20 & 25 12:45PM - 4:15 PM Data Visualization Registration
Introduction to Power BI Sept 23, 24, 26 & 27 12:45PM - 4:15PM
Intro to Power BI Registration
Introduction to Python for Data Science Oct 15, 17, 22 & 24 12:45PM - 4:15PM
Intro to Python Registration
Introduction to Tableau Oct 16, 18, 23 & 25 12:45PM - 4:15PM Intro to Tableau Registration
Generative AI in Business: Applications, Challenges, Ethics, and Governance Oct 30 & Nov 1
12:45PM - 4:15PM GENAI in Business Registration
Advanced Tableau Nov 4, 6, 13 & 15 12:45PM - 4:15PM Advanced Tableau Registration
Intermediate Python for Data Science
Nov 5, 7, 12, & 14 12:45PM - 4:15PM Intermediate Python Registration
Introduction to Power BI Nov 18, 19, 21 & 22 12:45PM - 4:15PM Intro to Power BI Registration
Advanced Power BI
Dec 9, 10, 12 & 13 12:45PM - 4:15PM Advanced Power BI Registration

Contact Us

Don't let your organization fall behind in today's competitive landscape. Let UC's Center for Business Analytics equip you with the skills, tools, and talent you need to succeed. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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Tim Cholvat

Executive Director

3414 Carl H. Lindner Hall


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Michael Fry, PhD

Managing Director


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Dungang Liu, PhD

Academic Director


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Marilyn Kump

Program Director


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Larry Porter

Marketing, Training and Sponsorships


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Bill Bresler

Project Manager