Ohio Business Data Analytics Degrees

Like their counterparts across the country, Ohio businesses are increasingly embracing the use of data to guide corporate and organizational decision-making. People with business analytics experience and advanced education look to be in high demand in Ohio and throughout the country (and the rest of the world).

With a skillset that can help businesses from any conceivable industry, it’s not hard to understand why professionals with advanced business analytics degrees are so sought-after. The good news for professionals and students in Ohio is that the Buckeye State is home to some prominent leaders in the business analytics education space, including both public and private institutions.

There are dozens of colleges and universities in the state that offer business education or data science programming but fewer that combine the two. Still, there are more than a dozen total that offer at least one graduate degree that can help a person advance their career in business analytics, so to help students narrow down their options, we’ve ranked the top five business analytics degrees offered by Ohio colleges and universities.

To create our ranking, we compiled data for every institution in the state that offers a graduate degree that is tied in some way to business analytics, and we weighted more heavily the schools that offer online degrees and are most affordable. Additionally, all five Ohio schools on our list are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Ohio Business Analytics Programs in This Section

  1. Kent State University
  2. Ohio University
  3. University of Dayton
  4. Ohio State University
  5. Miami University

#1. Kent State University College of Business Administration

800 E. Summit St., Kent, OH 44240

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (Online)

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration, Business Analytics Concentration (Online)

Program Description:

Kent State University takes the No. 1 spot in our ranking with its online Master of Science in Business Analytics that not only is STEM-designated, which is crucial for many international students, but is a rigorous program that can be completed in one year for motivated, full-time students. Kent State’s program focuses heavily on emerging technologies like machine learning. In addition to the business analytics master’s, Kent State’s College of Business Administration also offers a Master of Business Administration with a business analytics concentration that also can be earned, like the Master of Science in Business Analytics, entirely online. Relevant courses in the MSBA include Advanced Machine Learning and Clinical Analytics.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GRE or GMAT, minimums not published

Tuition

$24,900 (30 credit-hours)

Online?

Yes

Visit School

https://www.kent.edu/business/msba


#2. Ohio University

135 South Green Drive, Athens OH, 45701

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Master of Business Analytics (Online)

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Professional Master of Business Analytics (Online and Campus)

Program Description:

One of three programs on our list that can be completed entirely online, Ohio University’s online Master of Business Analytics degree goes beyond traditional tools and methods for business analysis to give students a fundamental knowledge of emerging tools that can help them solve the problems of tomorrow. Motivated students can complete their training in under two years, and students do not need to submit GRE or GMAT scores despite the rigors of the program. Ohio also offers a business of analytics master’s degree that’s geared toward working professionals that can be earned entirely online or via a hybrid approach. Relevant business analytics coursework includes Programming for Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree, GPA of at least 3.0

Tuition

$35,250 (30 credit-hours)

Online?

Yes

Visit School

https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/college-of-business/masters-business-analytics/


#3. University of Dayton

300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Master of Business Analytics (online)

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Business Intelligence Graduate Certificate

Program Description:

The Master of Business Analytics degree at the University of Dayton, offered entirely online, aims not only to equip future business analysts with technical skills they’ll need but also focuses on ensuring graduates are prepared for day-to-day aspects of their jobs. Designed to be completed in 12 to 18 months, Dayton’s curriculum focuses on the end-to-end process of the use of data to produce actionable organizational insights. Dayton also offers a three-course graduate certificate in business intelligence. Relevant business analytics curriculum includes Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions and Advanced Statistical Models.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE waived with at least 3.0 undergrad GPA or GPA-work combinations

Tuition

$43,890 (33 credit-hours)

Online?

Yes

Visit School

https://onlinemba.udayton.edu/analytics/


#4. The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

1961 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Specialized Masters in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration, Business Analytics Pathway

Program Description:

Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business offers a unique Specialized Masters in Business Analytics (SMB-A), a 10-month program designed for working professionals looking to shift into a new career field or shift their existing careers into a higher gear by acquiring new skills in data science. Though the tuition for the program is far higher than the No. 5 school on our list, the SMB-A’s delivery system, with 75% of the degree being completed online, boosts the program in our ranking. Fisher also offers a well-regarded Master of Business Administration that includes a possible business analytics concentration, along with other analytics-related paths. Relevant curriculum in the STEM-designated SMB-A includes Prescriptive Analytics and Visualization and Managerial Economics.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree, minimum GPA not published; GRE or GMAT requirement waived depending on undergrad GPA and experience

Tuition

$51,143 (31.5 credit-hours)

Online?

Partially

Visit School

https://fisher.osu.edu/graduate/smb-a


#5. Miami University Farmer School of Business

501 E. High St., 102 Roudebush Hall, Oxford, OH 45056

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • None

Program Description:

Miami University’s Farmer School of Business offers the most affordable degree on our list, though it’s also the only program with no online component. What the program lacks in online flexibility it makes up for in overall time to completion, as the STEM-designated degree is designed to be completed in under a year. The degree includes foundational and advanced courses in addition to a required experiential learning course. Relevant business analytics curriculum includes Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in Business.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree, GPA of at least 3.2

Tuition

$16,407 (30 credit-hours)

Online?

No

Visit School

https://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/isa/academics/graduate-program/index.html