Analytics Training and Professional Development

The Center offers an extensive selection of analytics and data management online and in-person courses designed to provide analytics professionals with the skills to manage data, use popular analytics tools, and develop and communicate insights that improve business performance.  

These courses are open to the public. If you are an individual or business professional looking for analytics training, the Center for Business Analytics offers corporate training on a variety of business and data analytics topics. These short courses are taught by data scientists and professionals from the University of Cincinnati and from leading business analytics companies.


  • Intro-Advanced Mapping in Tableau and Mapbox Feb 23 & 2Details here
    "Location. Location. Location. Putting Your Data On The Map”. In these two online sessions we will take a deep dive into mapping using Tableau and Mapbox. The course will cover basic mapping in Tableau, alternative mapping techniques for tile maps and hex maps, and creating custom map designs in Tableau. The course will also cover the basics of Mapbox, how to create custom maps in Mapbox and how to integrate them into Tableau.

  • Data Stewardship and Data Quality March 28, 30, April 4 & 6  Details here
    The Data Stewardship & Quality is a  4 half-day online  training, with live instructors,  that provides business professionals with the methods to improve context and quality from data capture through curation. The workshop (detailed below) focuses on defining standards for use cases from data capture, through the analytics itself, into monitoring performance in production.
See below for complete list of training classes

Course attendees earn a Certificate of Completion for each class taken.  Attendees have the option to take multiple focused classes that lead to various "Certificates of Compentency" (see information below).

The University of Cincinnati’s Center for Business Analytics was founded in 2013 as a way to connect the academic community to the business community for the purpose of growing the use of best practices in Data Analytics and Data Science.  It is a Center of Excellence in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems that is located in the Lindner College of Business.   Since the beginning, Data Analytics training has been an important outreach by the Center with over 2,000 attendees participating from organizations such as:

  • 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
  • And many others

Classes in all areas of data analytics are offered on a regular basis throughout the year that cover everything from the beginner’s introduction to data analytics, popular data analytics tools for data collection and data management (Excel, SQL, Database Management), data visualization tools and practices (Excel, Power BI, Tableau), advanced coding tools for data science (R, Python), to advanced data science topics (model building, machine learning, deep learning, big data, etc).  Some classes 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.  The Center also delivers custom training courses that are specifically tailored to the needs of the organizations.

All courses are taught online by live Instructors

"Online is always tougher, but having a live instructor vs. a course that is just a series of videos/tutorials makes a huge difference.“ (training course survey)

"I completed an Intermediate class in using Python for Data Science at the UC Center for Business Analytics. The courses, even when presented online, are excellent. Turns out that the "math" and Python/programming side of Data Science is the easy stuff.  I've picked up a few O'Reily books to prep me for the last, advanced class in June. If you want to get comfortable with data modeling and python, I highly recommend these courses" (linkedin post)

TechCred is a State of Ohio funded program that helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.
Essentially, it is reimbursable funds that Ohio companies and non-profit organizations can use to upskill their employees around technology.

The next TechCred application opens on January 3, 2022 and will close on January 31 at 3:00 p.m

  • Any Ohio registered company may apply to support current and prospective Ohio resident employees for technology-focused credentials.
  • Training costs are reimbursed to employers

Most Center training classes are eligible for the techcred program.  To apply go to the techcred site

For assistance with Techcred applications or other questions, please contact Larry Porter  513-556-4742. 

Scheduled Analytics Training Classes (Online with Live Instructor)

 Upcoming Training Classes
Course                                 Dates                         Times                          Registration Link
Introduction to Advanced: Analyzing Data with MS Power BI
(Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

Jan 31, Feb, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 12:45 PM - 4:15PM
Intro-Advanced Mapping with Tableau and Mapbox (2 online sessions) Feb 23 & 25 8:45AM–12:15PM
Data Management for Business Analysts (Data Science Bootcamp Certificate of Competency Class)
March 1, 3, 8, 10 8:45AM–12:15PM

Introduction to Python for Data Science
(Data Science Bootcamp and Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

March 9, 11, 16, 18


Applied Power BI                                        (Data Science Bootcamp and Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class) March 15, 17, 22, 24 8:45AM–12:15PM

Data Stewardship and Data Quality
March 28, 30 April 4 & 6 12:45 PM - 4:15PM

Introduction to Power BI
(Data Science Bootcamp and Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

April 18, 20, 25 & 27

12:45 PM - 4:15PM

Data Visualization Principles and Concepts 
(Data Science Bootcamp and Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

April 20, 22, 27 & 29


Introduction to Tableau
(Data Science Bootcamp and Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

May 18, 20, 25 & 27


Advanced Power BI
(Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

May 16, 18, 23, 25

12:45 PM - 4:15PM

Advanced Tableau
(Data Visualization Certificate of Competency Class)

June 15, 17, 22 & 24


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 CEU's.

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.

We also offer these and other customized courses at your location. For more information on any of these on-site course options, contact Glenn Wegryn, Executive Director of the Center for Business Analytics at or 513-556-7146.






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. 

Questions about Certificates of Competency? 

Please contact Larry Porter at



For more information about these classes, or for custom training classes, please contact
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