Center for Business Analytics

In today's data-driven world, organizations must have the analytical tools to unlock the value in their data and make informed decisions. UC's Center for Business Analytics is here to empower organizations - both locally and nationally - with the cutting-edge analytics capabilities they need to become best-in-class.


Leadership Development

Our approach is multi-faceted, providing a range of services to our members and the community. Our forums and leadership development programs help 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 public 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

For those looking to upskill their existing talent, our non-credit short courses are taught by recognized experts in their respective fields. From data visualization and analytics with Excel, to Python and SQL, we offer a range of public and private corporate training courses to help organizations stay on the cutting-edge.

Analytic Problem-Solving

But we don't just provide training - we also offer analytic 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

Finally, we help facilitate the identification of top analytics talent through our student engagement programs. We work closely with UC's award-winning analytics programs to identify the best candidates for internships and full-time positions.

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.


Mark your calendars for Monday October 9 and prepare to attend one of the most anticipated data events of the year! The Data Science Symposium is back, and this time, we're bringing the event to the state-of-the-art venue, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, on the  campus of the University of Cincinnati. This live in-person event is limited to an exclusive gathering of just 250 attendees.

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Are you a data leader, data scientist, analyst, or engineer with a passion for sharing your knowledge?

If so, we invite you to submit a speaking proposal for the upcoming Analytics Summit (May 2024) or Data Science Symposium (Oct 2024) events.

Our conferences are a great opportunity to share your expertise with a large audience of professionals who are eager to learn from you. Whether you have a business case study, analytics solution, or technical presentation, we want to hear from you.

We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following topics:

  • Current topics and issues in data and analytics
  • Analytics leadership
  • Analytics case studies and solutions in all industries
  • Data management/Data science/Artificial intelligence/Machine learning
  • Analytics tools (BI, Data Visualization  Cloud, Python, SQL and more)

To submit a proposal, please  contact Larry Porter at

Interested in sponsoring an event?
Please contact Larry Porter at 

See UC news article on recent Analytics Summit 2023

ChatGPT, Future of Data Science Spurs Conversation at 2023 Analytics Summit.

This full-day event focused on "Real World Applications of Business Analytics" and featured two outstanding keynote speakers plus five topic or industry focused track sessions with three speakers in each.

The Center welcomes speaker and sponsorship inquiries for all events.  Please contact Larry Porter for details.

Scheduled Analytics Training Classes (Online-Live Instructor)


Course                                 Dates                         Times                          Registration Link
Introduction to Power BI Sept 25, 27 Oct 2 & 4
12:45PM - 4:15PM Power BI Registration
Data Visualization Principles, Storyfinding, and Storytelling Oct 30, Nov 1, 6 & 8 12:45PM - 4:15PM Data Visualization Registration
Intermediate Python for Data Science Oct 31, Nov 2, 7 & 9 12:45PM - 4:15PM Inter Python Registration
Advanced Power BI Nov 13, 15, 20 & 22 12:45PM - 4:15PM Power BI Registration
Introduction to Power BI Dec 4, 6, 11 & 13 12:45PM - 4:15PM Power BI Registration
Advanced Tableau Dec 5, 7, 12 & 14 12:45PM - 4:15PM Tableau Registration

Contact Us

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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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Larry Porter

Marketing, Training and Sponsorships


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Bill Bresler

Project Manager


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Marilyn Kump

Executive Assistant