Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Degree Rankings

Most business analytics master’s degrees aren’t yet offered online, so it can be difficult for students to find these programs, especially depending on where they live. That’s why we wanted to make it easier for students to connect with programs that might interest them and allow them to earn a master’s degree in business analytics while bypassing the traditional education experience.

Our Selection Criteria

To that end, we analyzed the 85-plus master’s degree programs in business analytics currently offered online from U.S. colleges and universities, narrowing our final picks to 25 programs based on how they performed across four categories.

Reviewed: 85+
Curated: 52
Top picks: 25

  • Reputation: How the university and program are thought of by peers.
  • Credibility: How the program ranks in major ratings publications.
  • Value: Comparison of the educational quality to total tuition costs.
  • Flexibility: A rating of how much freedom students have to customize their degree.

About Online Business Analytics Degrees

It seems like pretty much everything is done online these days, especially since the pandemic. But that’s not quite true when it comes to business analytics education at the graduate level. Whether it’s a Master of Science in Business Analytics or an MBA with a focus in the area, American higher education has yet to reach the tipping point at which most schools offer this training online.

While the 25 programs on this list represent what we feel are the best online master’s degrees you can earn in business analytics, your specific calculation for what makes a good degree may vary, and there are a few things to balance when making your choice:

  • Cost: Keep in mind total tuition costs as well as per-credit costs, and be sure to pay attention to any related fees, as those can add up quickly.
  • Flexibility: Are any majors or concentration areas offered? If not, how much freedom do you have to choose electives that can help you chart your own course academically? Is the curriculum delivered to a cohort of students, all working in lockstep, or are students able to get work done on a less-strict schedule?
  • Accreditation: The gold standard in business school accreditation is from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), but other major accrediting organizations in the space include the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), regional accrediting groups like the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). All the programs that made our list have earned AACSB accreditation through their school or department.

Best Online Business Analytics Programs

As more and more universities modify their existing programs to work online or add new online business analytics degrees, access to these programs will keep expanding. But the things that make a rigorous, reputable business analytics degree won’t change.

Check out the specifics of the programs that made our top 25 list, and use the list to help narrow your focus to a handful of schools you wish to target. Included with every program on our list is contact information for the schools’ respective admissions offices; be sure to get in touch with admissions representatives for each school you’re considering, as they can assist you through the application process.

SCHOOLS IN THIS RANKING

  1. Arizona State University
  2. Auburn University
  3. Oklahoma State University
  4. Penn State University
  5. Maryville University
  6. Boston University
  7. Drake University
  8. Indiana University
  9. Iowa State University
  10. Quinnipiac University
  11. Syracuse University
  12. University of Massachusetts Lowell
  13. University of Nebraska
  14. University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  15. University of Texas Dallas
  16. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  17. West Virginia University
  18. Ohio University
  19. Drexel University
  20. Wake Forest University
  21. Lewis University
  22. Purdue University
  23. Rutgers University-Camden
  24. University of Scranton
  25. Seton Hall University

#1 Arizona State University

Arizona State’s 100% online Master of Science in Business Analytics strikes an ideal balance between academic rigor and cost effectiveness, with out-of-staters paying the same online tuition as those from Arizona. The program uses a lockstep cohort curriculum that’s designed to get students through the degree track in just over a year.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $24,382
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 16 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Lockstep cohort
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: At least two years recommended
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT score required

Contact

  • Phone: (866) 277-6589

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#2 Auburn University

The Harbert College of Business at Auburn is home to a 100% online MBA that includes business analytics among three possible focus areas. On average, students finish their training in just over three years, but the self-paced program can take as many as six.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: MBA Business Analytics Major
  • Total expected tuition cost: $35,350
  • Credits required: 39
  • Program length: 31 months, must be completed in six years

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Business analytics, finance, information systems

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: At least two years depending on undergraduate degree and GPA
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT score preferred

Contact

  • Phone: (334) 844-4060

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#3 Oklahoma State University

OSU’s Spears School of Business offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science that can be earned online, though students also can opt to attend traditional in-person courses. Most students require at least two years to complete the program, though motivated full-time learners may be able to earn their degree sooner than that.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science
  • Total expected tuition cost: $15,345 in-state; $19,620 out-of-state
  • Credits required: 33
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Marketing analytics, advanced data science, health analytics, cybersecurity analytics

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: At least five years recommended
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT score required, at least 51st percentile in each test area

Contact

  • Phone: (405) 744-7644

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#4 Penn State University

Penn State’s World Campus online learning platform offers a Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics with an emphasis in business analytics. Students should expect to spend at least a couple of years earning the degree, and for those who want a slightly different focus area, a marketing analytics track is also available.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics, Business Analytics Option
  • Total expected tuition cost: $31,380
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Business analytics, marketing analytics

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None; applicants with bachelor’s degrees in science, engineering or business preferred
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT score required

Contact

  • Phone: (814) 863-5386

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#5 Maryville University

The John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University is home to a fully online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics that’s appropriate for both recent graduates and professionals looking to improve their skills to get a new job. This self-paced degree can be completed by most students in just a couple of years.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Data Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $27,540
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (888) 266-0574

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#6 Boston University

Boston University’s Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics can be earned either online or in a traditional setting, and the 40 credit-degree can be completed in as little as 18 months. Underscoring the technology-heavy focus of the degree are the possible electives students can take, including IT security policies and procedures, web analytics and mining, and cybercrime.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $37,000
  • Credits required: 40
  • Program length: 18-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Cybercrime, terrorism, agile software development, IT security policies and procedures, web analytics and mining

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required, but both are accepted

Contact

  • Phone: (617) 358-1960

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#7 Drake University

Drake’s College of Business & Public Administration is home to a fully online Master of Science in Business Analytics that can allow recent graduates or working professionals to add important skills and complete their degree in about two years. Possible electives include the highly technical like Python Programming for Analytics and the managerial like Communication for Entrepreneurs & Business Professionals.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $21,000
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: No formal requirements
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (844) 254.4221

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#8 Indiana University

The Kelley School of Business at IU is home to a fully online Master of Science in Business Analytics that motivated students can complete in just over a year. No concentration areas are available beyond what’s listed in the name of the degree, but the self-paced online curriculum ensures graduates will enter the job market well-equipped.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $41,400
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 15-36 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT score required

Contact

  • Phone: (877) 785-4713

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#9 Iowa State University

Iowa State’s Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University is home to an online Master of Business Analytics that can be completed in less than two years. All curriculum is offered online, while three on-campus events during the course of the program are required. Electives rotate, but some recent offerings include Data Analytics and Visualization and Algorithms for Large Data Sets.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $25,000
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 21 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online, excluding three required on-campus events
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: Experience preferred but not required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (515) 294-8118

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#10 Quinnipiac University

The Master of Science in Business Analytics at Quinnipiac University is an online-optional master’s that takes the average student just over two years to complete. Majors aren’t available, but recent popular electives include Programming for Data Analysis and Health Care Analytics.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $32,835
  • Credits required: 33
  • Program length: 30 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: Professional experience preferred but not required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (203) 582-8200

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#11 Syracuse University

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse is home to a fully online Master of Science in Business Analytics that students can complete in as little as 18 months. Synchronous classes delivered in an immersive online platform help ensure students build skills and rapport with faculty and classmates.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $39,024
  • Credits required: 36
  • Program length: 18 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Synchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required, but those with experience may be able to waive test score requirements
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT score required

Contact

  • Phone: (315) 443-9214

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#12 University of Massachusetts Lowell

UMass Lowell’s online Master of Science in Business Analytics finds its home in the Manning School of Business that the average student should be able to complete in about 18 months. Concentration areas on offer include big data analytics and managerial decision making.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $19,650
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 18 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Big data analytics, finance analytics, managerial decision making, marketing analytics

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT required

Contact

  • Phone: (978) 934-2474

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#13 University of Nebraska

A 100% online Master of Science in Business Analytics is available through the University of Nebraska’s main campus in Lincoln. Completion of the degree requires earning 30 credits, and while no further majors are available, potential electives include Introductory Econometrics and Decision and Risk Analysis.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $19,500
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 18 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: No formal requirement
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT of at least 600 recommended; comparable GRE score accepted

Contact

  • Phone: (402) 472-2338

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#14 University of Tennessee Chattanooga

The University of Tennessee’s Chattanooga campus is home to a 100% online MBA degree that students can pair with a concentration in business analytics. Most students will be able to earn their degrees in a couple of years regardless of concentration, which includes (apart from business analytics), healthcare administration and finance.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: MBA Business Analytics Concentration
  • Total expected tuition cost: $23,520 in-state; $25,212 out-of-state
  • Credits required: 36
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Business analytics, healthcare administration, finance

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: Not required
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT required for most students; can be waived under certain circumstances

Contact

  • Phone: (423) 425-5255

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#15 University of Texas Dallas

The Dallas campus of the University of Texas system offers a fully online Master of Science in Business Analytics that can be earned in as little as 12 months with full-time study. Offered through the Naveen Jindal School of Management, the program’s data science track is the only offered entirely online, and the only available format is a lockstep cohort experience. Specialties offered on the on-campus version include accounting analytics, data science, and decision and operation analytics.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics, Data Science Track
  • Total expected tuition cost: $32,000 in-state; $46,500 out-of-state
  • Credits required: 36
  • Program length: 12-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Lockstep cohort
  • Majors/concentrations: Accounting analytics, data science, decision and operations analytics, financial analytics, healthcare analytics, IT for analytics, marketing analytics

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT preferred, GRE accepted

Contact

  • Phone: (972) 883-2270

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#16 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Available through the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus is a 100% online Master of Science in Business Analytics that typical students earn in about one year. While no specializations are available, popular electives include Spreadsheet Modeling for Service Industries and Enterprise Analytics.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $15,583
  • Credits required: 33
  • Program length: 12 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT required

Contact

  • Phone: (956) 665-3314

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#17 West Virginia University

West Virginia University is offering a new degree starting in the fall of 2021, a partially online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics through its AACSB-accredited John Chambers College of Business. With 30 credits required, most students should be able to complete their degree in 18 months to two years, though residency restrictions apply.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Data Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $24,600
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 18-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online instruction, residency required
  • Instruction style: Hybrid
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (304) 293-5505

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#18 Ohio University

Ohio University’s Master of Business Analytics degree is earned through entirely online coursework that’s paired with a unique two-day on-campus immersion event designed to build leadership skills. Students can earn their degree in as little as 20 months, though many take two years or more.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $35,820
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 20-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online coursework, at least one on-campus event required
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (740) 593-2000

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#19 Drexel University

Drexel University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics can be completed entirely online or in a traditional format. Online learners can earn their degree in as little as 18 months, including a capstone course that gives them a chance to show off their new skills.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $41,004
  • Credits required: 45
  • Program length: 18-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: None required
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT score of at least 570 or GRE score of 153 in both verbal and quantitative

Contact

  • Phone: (877) 215-0009

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#20 Wake Forest University

Wake Forest offers a two-year Master of Science in Business Analytics that’s completed through 100% online coursework, with a two-day immersion event on-campus designed to help students build their professional network. No additional specializations are available, but the standard curriculum provides a solid foundation.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $53,100
  • Credits required: 37
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online coursework, optional two-day immersion event
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: At least two years required
  • GRE/GMAT: GRE or GMAT required for students without quantitative coursework on transcript

Contact

  • Phone: (877) 523-8271

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#21 Lewis University

Lewis University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics can be completed entirely online in about two years, while students who are able to attend classes at the Illinois campus on a full-time basis may be able to speed up that process. Optional concentrations include marketing analytics, healthcare analytics and operations analytics, all of which are available online, and financial analytics, available only online.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $28,800
  • Credits required: 33
  • Program length: 24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: Financial analytics (on-campus only), marketing analytics, healthcare analytics, operations analytics

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: No formal requirements
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (815) 838-0500

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#22 Purdue University

Purdue’s Krannert School of Management is home to an online Master of Science in Business Analytics that can be completed in just one year for full-time, motivated students. Recent graduates are welcome, but the program was created with full-time professionals in mind, and the average enrollee has about three years of work experience.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $30,564 in-state; $32,064 out-of-state
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 12-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: No formal requirement, average student has between two and five years’ professional experience
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT preferred, GRE or GMAT score waived for applicants with at least three years of work experience

Contact

  • Phone: (765) 494-4377

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#23 Rutgers University-Camden

The Camden branch of Rutgers University offers a fully online Master of Science in Business Analytics that some students will be able to finish in just one year. While no major or specialty areas are available, the standard curriculum covers all the hard and soft skills a business analytics professional would need.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $37,680
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 12-18 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: No formal requirement, but professional experience is recommended
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT or GRE required

Contact

  • Phone: (856) 225-1766

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#24 University of Scranton

The online version of the University of Scranton’s Master of Science in Business Analytics is designed to be completed by early-career professionals in about 18 months. Students who are able to attend full-time may be able to complete the 30-credit program in as little as a year.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $28,950
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 18-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: Online optional
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: Not required
  • GRE/GMAT: Not required

Contact

  • Phone: (866) 373-9547

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#25 Seton Hall University

The Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall is home to an online Master of Science in Business Analytics that doesn’t allow students to declare a major or concentration but does include a capstone project designed to allow those near graduation to show off their newfound skills. Some students will be able to finish their degrees in 18 months, but most will need closer to two years.

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Program Overview

  • Degree: Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Total expected tuition cost: $39,150
  • Credits required: 30
  • Program length: 18-24 months

Delivery

  • Format: 100% online
  • Instruction style: Asynchronous
  • Majors/concentrations: None

Admission Requirements

  • Work experience: Not required but encouraged, can help eliminate standardized test score requirement
  • GRE/GMAT: GMAT or GRE required, can be waived with undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 or five years of work experience

Contact

  • Phone: (973) 761-9262

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Conclusion

While online course instruction isn’t available for every business analytics master’s program in the country, the increasing availability of remote education in this field means that more and more professionals and recent grads will have access to this type of education. And not a moment too soon, given the enormous amount of data flowing through the world every day.