Arizona State University - Online Business Analytics Programs

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) offers two online business analytics programs: a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA), and a Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics. The master’s program encompasses 30 credit hours of coursework, with training geared toward the practical applications of business analytics. Students learn how to use quantitative modeling tools and computer technologies to forecast demand, manage supply chains, track inventory, optimize efficiency, and provide integrated predictive analyses of key business factors like market share and consumer behavior. The program is designed for full-time enrollment, and can be completed in 16 months.

The bachelor’s program is the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate degree with a major in business analytics. Students must complete 120 credit hours of coursework, including a general education core, and targeted classes that cover competencies in data mining, data warehousing, predictive analytics, and big data analytics for business and government. In the undergraduate program, students have the option of attending full-time or part-time. Students may also be able to transfer existing college credits into the program, which can reduce the time to completion.

ASU’s online master’s and bachelor’s programs are designed to accommodate business professionals and others who may have significant commitments outside of school. The courses utilize asynchronous instruction, which allows students to access pre-recorded lectures and other materials at any time through the W. P. Carey School’s online learning platform. The master’s program begins in January, with an on-campus orientation session that all students are required to attend. Students then complete one class per five-week session, each of which counts toward three of the 30 credits required for graduation. The bachelor’s program is 100% online, allows more flexibility in terms of course load per session, and does not require any campus visits. It admits new students twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

The MS-BA curriculum begins with in-depth coursework in Enterprise Analytics and Applied Analytics, providing students with a foundational understanding of how data is collected, managed, and interpreted in a business environment. Students learn about the IT tools that are used to clean and sort data in two courses devoted to Data Mining. They then explore how the tools and technologies of data analytics are used to make crucial business decisions in courses like Data Driven Quality Management, Business Analytics Strategy, and Marketing Analytics. In the final five-week session of the program, students demonstrate their mastery of analytics in an Applied Project class that challenges them to tackle real-world business issues.

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The core business analytics major curriculum in the Online Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics program integrates coursework from various disciplines, including economics, accounting, mathematics, computer information systems, and business administration. Required courses within the major include: Mathematics for Business Analysis; Uses of Accounting Information I & II; Business Statistics; Business Data Warehouses and Dimensional Modeling; Business Data Mining; Big Data Analytics and Visualization in Business; and Enterprise Analytics. Students in the business analytics major typically also take the following courses: Global Supply Operations; Marketing and Business Performance; Organization and Management Leadership; Problem Solving and Actionable Analytics; Fundamentals of Finance; and Business Law and Ethics for Managers. The general education core includes classes in English composition, natural science, cultural diversity, and communications, as well as general studies electives in psychology, sociology, and the arts and humanities. The program culminates with a W.P. Carey Capstone Course for undergraduates, which explores the applied use of data in the real world of business analytics.

ASU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The W. P. Carey School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Arizona State University: W. P. Carey School of Business

Programs Offered: Analytics (Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction with class materials, discussions and team projects designed to fit a student's schedule. Students in the Master's program must attend a mandatory on-campus orientation at the start of the program.
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Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with one on-campus visit for orientation
Example Courses: Introduction to Applied Analytics, Data Mining, Business Analytics Strategy, Marketing Analytics

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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1 (during the program)
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Program starts every January
Curriculum Options: Full-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (during last 60 semester hours) preferred
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: Inquire with school
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

Online Bachelor of Science in Business Data Analytics

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Bachelors
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Student Success in Business, Computer Applications and Information Technology (CS), Mathematics for Business Analysis, Communication in Business and the Professions, Business Statistics (CS), Marketing and Business Performance, Introduction to Information Systems, Introduction to Business Data Analytics, Business Data Warehouses and Dimensional Modeling, Business Data Mining

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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 120 credit hours needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Time to complete the program depends on how many units a student can transfer in towards the degree
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: High School Diploma
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 in competency courses
Testing Requirements: SAT or ACT may be required depending on a student's GPA or ranking in High School class
Work Experience: Applicants must meet one of four criteria for admission directly into the program: 1) SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (March 2016 and after) or 1160* (prior to March 2016); 2) ACT composite score of 25*; 3) high school class ranking in the top 8 percent; 4) overall, unweighted GPA of 3.6 in competency courses. Admission requirements for transfer students and students 22 years of age or older may be different (contact university for more information).
Tuition Costs: ~$72,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $600 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states