It’s not about data size.
It’s about the data’s story.

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 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.

Complete coursework 100% online


No GRE/GMAT required

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Graduate in as few as 20 months

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Begin the program in fall, spring, or summer

Why Choose OHIO’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.

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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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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 regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional accreditors in the United States.

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Join a university that U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks among the “Best Business Schools,” “Best Education Schools,” and “Best National Universities.”

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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.

What Can You Do with a Master’s in 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 data scientist, business analyst, and machine learning engineer 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 science.

Earn a Master’s in 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

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 6320Data Analysis for Decision Making3 Credits
MBA 6390Predictive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6360Strategic Use of Information3 Credits
MBA 6395Data Management, Business Intelligence & Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6385Programming for Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6325Prescriptive Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6495Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics II3 Credits
MBA 6490Predictive Analytics II3 Credits
MBA 6625Strategic Use of Analytics3 Credits
MBA 6912Applied Business Experience (CAPSIM)2 Credits
MBA 6924Analytics Practicum1 Credit

Master of Business Analytics Faculty

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    William Young, Ph.D.

    Director of the Online MBA Program

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