Analytics Training and Professional Development

Since its founding in 2013, the Center for Business Analytics has offered data analytics training courses to provide analytics professionals with the skills to manage data, use popular analytics tools, and develop and communicate insights that improve business performance.

More than 2,000 participants from companies spanning all industries have completed our public and private training. Additionally, training participants benefit from completing certificates of competency, continuing education units (CEUs) and more.

Professional Development Training Schedule 2024-Open to all

Data Visualization Principles and Storytelling  April 16, 18, 23 and 25
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Applied Power BI May 21, 23, 28 & 30
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Generative AI in Business: Applications, Challenges, Ethics and Governance June 3 & 5
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Introduction to Tableau June 4, 6, 11 & 13
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Introduction to Power BI June 10, 12, 17 & 19
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Advanced Power BI August 13, 15, 20 & 22
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Public Training

Our public training opportunities are open to anyone interested in growing their data and analytics skills:

  • Courses are offered in online and in-person modalities.
  • Courses are taught live — not pre-recorded — by experienced data scientists and professionals from UC or other leading business analytics companies.
  • Courses are open to the public.
  • Courses do not require prior experience, unless designated as "Intermediate or Advanced."
  • Completion of courses are not eligible for academic credit or UC tuition reimbursement. 
  • Course instructors encourage engagement, so attendees can ask questions about the subject matter or specific applications.
  • Group rates are available for five or more individuals from the same organization interested in the same course. Contact us for pricing.

Having a live instructor versus a course that is just a series of video tutorials makes a huge difference.

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Private/Custom Training

All public training courses can be offered privately and can be customized to meet specific organizational requirements. We also offer multi-course bootcamps and have unlisted trainings available.

  • Courses go beyond surface-level trends and dig deeper based on industry, ranging data analytics, data science, cloud, data engineering, machine learning, and artificial intelligence topics.
  • Courses are expertly-crafted and tailored to specific organizational or industry needs.
  • Course instructors work with you to mix and match topics from different levels and even incorporate company- or industry-specific data to help your team gets the most out of their training.

Private Training Options

  • Contains generic data sets.
  • Attendance is capped at 25 people.
  • Course is scheduled around the timing of the organization and the availability of the instructor.
  • Some minor modifications, or mixing of Introduction and Advanced topics can be included.
  • Contains organization-supplied data and incorporates modifications or special topics into the course by request.
  • Attendance is capped at 25 people.
  • Course is scheduled around the timing of the organization and the availability of the instructor. 
  • These trainings are quoted individually after the modifications and data sets have been identified.
  • A series of four or five two-day classes that take place over the course of several weeks. 
  • Recent bootcamps included Data Management, SQL for Business Analysts, Data Ops, Data Visualization Principles (includes Data Storytelling), and Introduction and Advanced Power BI or Tableau.
I completed an Intermediate class in using Python for Data Science. The courses, even when presented online, are excellent. Turns out that the 'math' and Python/programming side of data science is the easy stuff. If you want to get comfortable with data modeling and Python, I highly recommend these courses.

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  • Procter and Gamble
  • UC Health
  • Cincinnati Childrens’ Hospital and Medical Center
  • Hoxworth Blood Center
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • USBank
  • General Electric Aviation
  • Principle Financial
  • Great American Insurance
  • Ryerson Metals
  • Vonage
  • TriHealth
  • Anthem
  • FDA
  • Kroger
  • Mylan/Viatris
  • United States Air Force
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Cintas
  • Netjets
  • Veterans Administration
  • Cincinnati Life Insurance
  • Protective Insurance
  • University of Florida
  • University of Arkansas
  • Kappa Research Laboratories
  • Phoenix VA Health
  • Fedex
  • Volunteers of America
  • NASA

Course Offerings

Some courses are designed for those with no prior experience who want to learn the basics of data analytics, those with some experience who want to upskill to advance in their careers, and classes for the highly technical individuals who perform advanced data science tasks. Beginners have the opportunity to progress to advanced levels through carefully designed programs in areas of interest.

Analytics Leadership

Project Management

MS Power Platform

Data Visualization

The Data Visualization Certificate of Competency is offered in this area consisting of 3 related classes.

R for Data Science  

The R Certificate of Competency is offered in this area consisting of 3 related classes.

Pyton for Data Science  

The Python Certificate of Competency is offered in this area consisting of 3 related classes.

Machine Learning

Data Management/SQL for Business Analysts

Excel for Analysts

Big Data

Certificates of Competency

To achieve a Certificate of Competency, all classes must be taken through the Center for Business Analytics. In the event that professional experience meets the prerequisite for a class, another approved class may be substituted (limited to 1 class per Certificate of Competency).

During the progression of the Certificate training you will be developing a portfolio of work. We will ask you to save that work and submit it to us upon completion of the final class in the Certificate sequence. There are no final exams, but we will review your portfolio before granting the Certificate of Competency.

Ohio TechCred Program

TechCred is a program funded by the state of Ohio that helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.

  • Any Ohio registered company can apply to support current and prospective Ohio resident employees for technology-focused credentials.
  • Training costs are reimbursed to Ohio-based companies and non-profit organizations.

Most of our training classes are eligible for the TechCred program. Apply through Ohio TechCred's website.

Continuing Education Units

A Certificate of Completion is provided with each course showing number of contact hours (instruction), and field of study as "Information Technology" for continuing education purposes. Most courses provides 12 contact hours and are equivalent to 1.2 CEUs.

The term CEU is not a trademarked term; therefore, any educational institution may use it to describe their courses. Professions and industries usually regulate their approved continuing education within their bylaws and not one institute or accrediting body has become a standard to accept in this regard.

Professionals should always consult their association or regulating body prior to embarking on continuing education and not assume a CEU will be accepted as part of their professional development.


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