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Cloud-Based Business Data Analytics

Graduate Certificate


Tools that make today’s big data usable in business solutions are important components in planning and decision making. Cloud analytics is one such tool.

In the business world, “cloud analytics” is a marketing term for conducting analysis using cloud computing. Businesses or other entities use a public or private cloud to access technological and analytical tools, including massive data warehouses and information-retrieval business intelligence software, to conduct data analysis or other business intelligence processes.

Cloud-based analytics make it easier to access ever-larger amounts of data, better sharing and collaboration, and quicker paths to insight.


The 12 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Cloud-Based Business Data Analytics merges state-of-the-art course materials developed by Microsoft using a dbPaaS platform with a conceptual framework provided by Kelley School of Business faculty. This combination provides the real-world skills necessary to participate in the corporate digital transformation.

You’ll learn to define and explain data analytics processes using cloud-based modeling tools and processes, and you will hone your ability to interpret and apply conclusions to industry case problems. The program blends online content with live video sessions, delivered over 12 months.

If you decide to augment your expertise, you can transfer the 12 certificate credit hours from this certificate to other online Kelley School of Business degree programs: the MBA, MS in Business Analytics, or MS in Information Technology Management.


The business expertise you gain with this certificate can help you advance in your current or future position. A 2017 Forbes report predicts that 78 percent of businesses plan to increase cloud use for business intelligence and data management over the next year. Jobs are plentiful in such fields as:

  • Software development
  • Network engineering
  • Data analysis
  • Economic research
  • Business systems analysis
  • Business performance analysis
  • Product marketing management  


  • V 650Introduction to Cloud-Based Data Analytics 3 Credits
  • V 651Database Platform as a Service 3 Credits
  • V 652Business Applications of Cloud-Based Machine Learning 3 Credits
  • V 653Business Applications of Cloud-Based Analytics 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1665.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4995.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1665.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4995.00

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