Oklahoma State University – Online Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science Program
The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (OSU) offers an online Master of Science (MS) in Business Analytics and Data Science program with three analytics concentrations and an Advanced Data Science option. The program’s core curriculum focuses on computing technologies and programming languages that are used to solve real-world business analytics problems, and students interested in pursuing a data analytics degree can choose from three concentrations: Marketing Analytics; Health Analytics; and Cybersecurity Analytics. Part-time students can complete the program’s 33 credits in two years, although students have up to seven years to finish their degree. The program is 100% online and does not require campus visits.
OSU’s online MS in Business Analytics and Data Science program utilizes asynchronous instruction, which means that recorded video lectures and other course materials are accessible to students on-demand, 24/7. Online students interact with instructors and classmates through discussion boards and chat rooms and are responsible for completing and submitting class assignments according to a designated schedule for each of the program’s courses.
The online MS in Business Analytics and Data Science program offered by OSU incorporates coursework in commercial and open-source business analytics software, statistics, data mining, and database management. The core curriculum includes courses in the following subjects: Descriptive Business Analytics; Predictive Business Analytics; Advanced Business Analytics; Business Intelligence Tools & Techniques; Statistics for Data Science; and Programming for Data Science & Analytics. In addition, students complete two research and communication skills courses and a business analytics practicum that may include an internship. Each of the program’s concentrations – Marketing Analytics, Health Analytics, Cybersecurity Analytics, and Advanced Data Science – is comprised of two required courses and two elective courses.
Applicants to OSU’s online MS in Business Analytics and Data Science program are required to demonstrate proficiencies in several areas, including basic statistics, business, and programming knowledge, either through prior coursework or industry experience. Students who do not meet these prerequisites may be required to take one or more preparatory courses at the start of the program.
The Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).