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Ohio University - Online Master of Business Analytics Program

Ohio University’s College of Business offers an online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program that provides training and instruction in the tools, techniques, and technologies of data analytics and their professional application in the business world. Students in the program learn how to work with large data sets, turn raw information into actionable business intelligence, and formulate strategic plans based on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics methods.

The program consists of 30 credits of graduate coursework that can be completed in 16 to 20 months. While all of the program’s coursework is offered via online instruction, students in the program are required to attend one weekend-long on-campus professional development workshop. (Note: Due to Covid-19, the professional development workshop is currently virtual.) The College of Business uses an online learning management system (LMS) that supports both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. However, most of the online coursework in the MBAn program is offered using asynchronous instruction, which means that students can log on to the program’s LMS at their convenience and access pre-recorded lectures and other course materials.

Ohio University’s online MBAn program curriculum is comprised of eleven courses, including a two-credit Applied Business Experience in which groups of students run analytics operations for a fictious firm using a computer-based simulation, and a one-credit Analytics Practicum that also takes place via computer simulation. The remaining 27 credits required to graduate are divided among nine three-credit courses that cover various analytics methods and their application to decision making, strategic management, and other business functions. Among the program’s required three-credit courses are: Descriptive Analytics; Predictive Analytics I & II; Strategic Use of Information Systems; Business Intelligence I & II; Programming for Analytics; Prescriptive Analytics; and Strategic Use of Analytics.

The online MBAn program offered by Ohio University has start dates in the Fall, Spring, and Summer and the program does not require an undergraduate degree in business, analytics, or computer science for admission. The program is specifically designed to accommodate students regardless of their undergraduate degree and professional background.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Ohio University: College of Business

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Business Analytics)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction

Online Master of Business Analytics

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with one campus visit required (one weekend professional development workshop)
Example Courses: Descriptive Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Strategic Use of Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Prescriptive Analytics, Programming for Analytics

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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate (11 courses)
Campus Visits Required: 1 (during the program)
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 to 20 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Not required for admission, program accepts students with any type of undergraduate degree
Tuition Costs: $35,250 (Ohio residents); $35,820 (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,175 per credit hour (in-state); $1,194 per credit hour (out-of-state)
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states