Online Master of Business Analytics

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Bridge the gap between data and strategy.

Big data is a big buzzword in the business world. But it’s a serious concept, referring to data sets so large and complex that traditional data-processing applications simply can’t handle them. That means it presents a challenge — and opportunity — for aspiring analysts.

That’s why our Online Master of Business Analytics program from Ohio University’s College of Business goes beyond conventional tools and methods. It imparts the advanced analytical skills you need to dig deeper into organizational data and use it to make key business decisions. Become an expert in telling the data’s story by earning your Master of Business Analytics degree.

Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. If you are an Ohio University alumni; student veteran or active military; or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. Learn more by reviewing our scholarship page, or please contact an enrollment advisor.

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Complete coursework 100% online

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No GRE/GMAT required


Graduate in as few as 20 months

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Begin the program in fall, spring, or summer

What Can You Do with a Master of Business Analytics?

Data and technology impact every sector of the global economy: aerospace and defense, business, finance, healthcare, and hospitality, just to name a few. That means there’s a place for talented analytics professionals in nearly any organization across every industry.

Careers with the greatest growth potential are tech-focused, according to LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report. Titles like business analyst rank among the top 20 best jobs in America right now.

Yet demand for analytics professionals continues to exceed the supply. That means there’s never been a better time to develop new skills in data analytics.

Earn a Master of Business Analytics online from OHIO, and you can gain the advanced analytics expertise to stand out in a variety of professional roles*:


Data Scientist

Average salary: $120,931

Director, Business Analytics

Average salary: $144,745

Director, Business Intelligence

Average salary: $152,145

Data Engineer

Average salary: $138,776

Manager, Business Analytics

Average salary: $110,232

Manager, Business Intelligence

Average salary: $116,539

*According to 2018 salary data collected and analyzed by

Why Choose Ohio University’s Online Master of Business Analytics?

Data is vast. Consider the number of searches made on Google every hour. Think about the amount of video content posted to YouTube each day. The world generates and collects massive quantities of data every second — and we’ll teach you how to analyze it. More than that, we’ll prepare you to apply it and tell the story.

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Study data analytics online at Ohio University, and you can learn from some of the best and brightest in the field. Case in point: Meet Dr. William Young. He’s the director of our Online Master of Business Analytics program.

Dr. Young is more than an award-winning mechanical and systems engineer. He’s a published scholar who leads research focused on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. He has developed and deployed a variety of statistical applications and machine learning-based methodologies. This is your chance to learn from Dr. Young and other award-winning faculty at Ohio University.

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Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The College of Business at Ohio University is consistently recognized for academic excellence. We are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — an esteemed designation that is held by less than 5% of business schools in the world. Ohio University is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Ohio University is praised for professor accessibility by The Princeton Review, and we are recognized by Peterson’s Competitive Colleges for academic quality and value.


KDnuggets is a leading site on AI, Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning. KDNuggets recently rated OHIO’s Online Master of Business Analytics number 16 as the best masters in data science & analytics degree.

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Ranked nationally as a best online master of business (non-MBA) by U.S. News & World Report

Leadership Development Conference.
Online learning with a personal touch.

One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Conference (LDC). The LDC bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. All online students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate more often if you are able to.

During your two days on campus in Athens, Ohio, you’ll hear from world-class speakers who will discuss various aspects of leadership, including how to lead yourself, lead and influence others, and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with classmates in your program, network with students enrolled in other online business programs, and meet the faculty you’ve learned from.

Master of Business Analytics Curriculum

You don’t need to be a statistician or software expert to advance in analytics. What you do need is a deep desire to solve problems — an innate drive to reinvent the status quo. Because that’s what our coursework will challenge you to do. We’ll push you to look beyond rows of data in Excel and introduce you to more innovative analytics tools. Study with us, and you can:

  • Gain the skills to examine and interpret large data sets.
  • Learn to use a variety of advanced analysis tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Use data to identify business trends and solve complex organizational challenges.
  • Create unique data models and databases to support business solutions.
  • Use data-based discoveries to mitigate organizational risk.
MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6360 Strategic Use of Information Systems 3 Credits
MBA 6395 Business Intelligence 3 Credits
MBA 6420 Programming for Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6495 Business Intelligence II 3 Credits
MBA 6490 Predictive Analytics II 3 Credits
MBA 6460 Strategic Use of Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6912 Applied Business Experience (CAPSIM) 2 Credits
MBA 6924 Analytics Practicum 1 Credit

Graduate Business Certificate Options

Ohio University also offers 9-credit Online Graduates Business Certificates in Business Analytics and Business Analytics Leadership. Coursework from these certificates can be applied towards the full Online Master of Business Analytics.

Learn More about Graduate Business Certificates