Indiana University - Online Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree that focuses on using the technologies and techniques of data analytics to make strategic business decisions. Students learn about data warehousing, operations management, and econometrics, and explore how predictive analytics is used in marketing and the development of business strategies. This is a 30-credit master’s degree that is designed to be completed in 15 months by full-time students; part-time students have up to five years to complete the degree. The program includes 10 required courses, as well as an intensive seven-day introductory session held on location at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus at the start of the program.

The MS in Business Analytics degree utilizes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. While some lectures and most course materials are available to students on-demand through an online learning platform, many courses include a weekly live lecture scheduled at a designated time, usually in the evening. There are also class projects that encourage teams of students to collaborate using the online learning platform.

The curriculum adheres to a four-term academic calendar that allows students to complete the requirements in five terms by following a sequence of two classes per term. Students begin by attending the on-campus Kelley Connect Week, which includes a Topics in Directed Business Interaction introductory class, and gives students an opportunity to meet faculty and interact with other students. The online coursework that follows covers subject areas like: Quantitative Analysis; Data Warehousing and Visualization; Operations Management; Simulation and Optimization for Business Analytics; Business Econometrics; Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy; Developing Value through BA Applications; Thinking Strategically: Game Theory and Business Strategy; and Strategic Marketing Management.

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Indiana University: Kelley School of Business

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Business Analytics)
Accreditation: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Instruction Methods: Program uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction with one live lecture per week usually in the mid-to-late evening. Students can also view these lectures later as they are recorded and made available to students. Students interact with classmates through online forums and are expected to complete cases in teams.
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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 (week long Kelley Connect Week)
Example Courses: Introduction to Business Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, Data Warehousing and Visualization, Predictive Analytics for Business Strategy
Program Website: kelley.iu.edu
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1 (during the program)
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall and Spring admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Full-time: program can be completed in 15 months; Part-time: students have up to 5 years to complete the program
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.0 (with high GMAT score) (Average GPA is 3.3)
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT Required
Work Experience: At least two years of work experience is required
Tuition Costs: ~$39,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,300 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: School is currently seeking approval for students who are residents of Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, New Hamphsire and Oregon