Center for Business Analytics

More than ever before, organizations are collecting massive amounts of data in an ever-increasingly complex decision-making environment. Analytics is a key capability needed to unlock the value in that data to generate insights and make better decisions—from top line growth to bottom line cost savings to improvements in medicine and community well-being. UC’s Center for Business Analytics is here to serve organizations— locally and nationally—to be best-in-class in analytics.


Leadership Development

Representatives of Member organizations participate in forums facilitated by the Center to increase their understanding of current analytic trends, develop talent and drive organizational success.

Public Events

The Center promotes the awareness of analytic methods and their effective application within corporate, small business, public sector, and academic communities by hosting several events each year including the Analytics Summit and Data Science Symposium.  These events, which draw hundreds of participants and internationally recognized speakers, also facilitate active networking for attendees.

Professional Analytics Training

The Center offers non-credit short courses to the public on current analytic techniques, taught by recognized experts in their respective fields. Courses on Data Visualization, Tableau, MS Power BI, Python, R, Analytics with Excel, Data Management and SQL are offered regularly in modern education facilities. These courses help organizations upskill existing talent in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Analytic Problem-Solving

A variety of options are available to organizations to utilize the Center to help analyze and solve their most important problems.  Professional project management, talented students and experienced academic experts converge to provide cost-effective solutions utilizing state-of-the-art analytics to increase origanizational value.

Student Engagement

The Center helps facilitate identification of the best candidates from UC’s award-winning analytics programs for an organization’s recruiting pipeline. The Center can help organizations identify talent through Center projects and company information sessions with targeted student audiences for both internship and full-time employment opportunities.



Introduction to Python for Data Scientists (no prior experience required):   July 28-Aug 6, 2020
4 online sessions  Details and Registration

Introduction to MS PowerBI (no prior experience required):  July 27 - Aug 5, 2020
4 online sessions  Details and Registration

Advanced MS Power BI   September 14-23, 2020
4 online sessions Details and Registration

SQL for Business Analysts (no prior SQL experience required):   September 15-24, 2020 
4 online sessions  Details and Registration

Additional courses will be added soon.



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Data Science Symposium 2020 - October 13

The next event, Data Science Symposium 2020 will be held on Tuesday October 13.  We expect that the event will occur virtually and are working on confirming a number of top data science speakers.  Please check back, or sign up for our mailing list to receive updates.


The Virtual Analytics Summit 2020 has ended but you can access speaker videos here

Analytics Summit 2021

April 19-21, 2021 @Sharonville Convention Center

Interested in speaking or sponsoring at Center for Business Analytics events and meetings?  Contact Larry Porter

Center flyer

A flyer highlighting the center's work is available at our offices on the 3rd floor (3420) of the new Lindner College of Business, 2906 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, 45221 or as a downloadable PDF.

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Glenn Wegryn

Executive Director


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Michael Fry, 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