University of Dayton - Online Master of Business Analytics Program
The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration offers an online Master of Business Analytics (Analytics@Dayton) program through its Department of MIS, Operations Management, & Decision Sciences. The program has an analytics intensive curriculum that covers the mathematics and programming skills used in the field of business analytics, as well as data mining processes, analytics software, and data presentation proficiencies.
Students in the Analytics@Dayton program complete 33 credits, which can be done in 12 months of full-time enrollment or 18 months of part-time enrollment. Courses are delivered using a learning management system (LMS) that supports synchronous classes, which means that students log on to the program’s LMS for weekly live classroom sessions. Other course materials are accessible 24-7 through the program’s LMS, which students use to submit assignments and contact instructors. In addition to online courses, the program requires students to attend one weekend-long campus visit.
The Analytics@Dayton program curriculum begins with three foundational courses: Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions; Introduction to Business Analytics; and Problem-Solving Methods and Tools. The program’s advanced and applied business analytics courses include: Advanced Statistical Models; Data Management for Analytics; Advanced Business Analytics; Special Topics in Data Analytics; Supply Chain Analytics; Marketing Analytics; Business Analytics – Processes and Techniques; and Advanced Business Intelligence.
All students in the Analytics@Dayton program, regardless of their undergraduate major, are required to take the three foundational analytics courses and the eight advanced and applied analytics courses. All students must also complete a business analytics capstone project prior to graduating. However, students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business must take several core business courses that cover topics in accounting, finance, marketing, operations management, and organizational behavior; students who majored in business choose advanced electives in subjects like marketing analytics and project management strategies instead of taking introductory business courses.
The Analytics@Dayton program has annual start dates in January, April, July, and October. Applicants are required to have passed a college-level algebra or calculus class with a grade of B or better, or to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in mathematics through GRE or GMAT test scores. Standardized admissions test scores may be waived for applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, engineering, economics, or business with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and for applicants who have at least three years of prior technical experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher.
The University of Dayton is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The School of Business Administration at the University of Dayton is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).