Best Oklahoma Business Analytics Degrees

In the modern workplace, almost every major decision comes down to analytics. That’s true when it comes to a football coach deciding whether to kick a field goal or go for it near the goal line, and it’s true for a major company deciding where to open its next branch.

But an organization’s ability to make data-guided decisions is only as good as those analyzing that data. That’s why businesses and organizations of all types are putting out the call for business analysts.

A successful career in the not-too-distant future may involve getting an advanced degree in a field like business analytics, and fortunately for students in Oklahoma, there are several master’s degree options in the state.

To help prospective applicants make a smart decision driven by data, we analyzed every business degree offered by a college or university in Oklahoma and compared them across metrics like accreditation, cost, flexibility, curriculum and more. Each of the programs to make this list of finalists has earned accreditation from Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the gold standard of business education accreditation.

Our Selection Criteria

  • Reputation: How the university and program is thought of by its peers.
  • Credibility: How well the program ranks in major degree rating publications.
  • Flexibility: How flexible the program is in terms of online class times, time to complete degree, etc.
  • Value: Comparison of the quality of education to cost.

Programs in This Section

  1. Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. University of Central Oklahoma
  4. University of Tulsa

#1. Southeastern Oklahoma State University

425 W. University Blvd., Durant, OK 74701

Business Analytics Degree:

  • MBA in Data Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA in Marketing, Online MBA in Entrepreneurship, Online MBA in Project Management

Program Description:

An MBA in Data Analytics from Southeastern Oklahoma State is the top-rated program on our list by virtue of being offered entirely online and being one of the most affordable MBAs in the entire country. Motivated students can earn their degree in as little as one year, though part-time students will likely need more like two years to finish the 36-credit program.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required

Tuition

$11,880 (36 credits)

Online?

Yes

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#2. Oklahoma State University

370 Business Building, Stillwater, OK 74078

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics and Data Science

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA in Data Science (online and on-campus), MBA in Economics, MBA in Marketing Analytics (online and on-campus)

Program Description:

An online-optional Master of Science in Business Analytic and Data Science at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business is STEM-designated and will take the average student about 18 months to complete. Four concentrations are available, marketing analytics, advanced data science, health analytics and cyber security analytics, and an internship is required for on-campus students.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required; TOEFL score required for international applicants

Tuition

$14,388 traditional in-state, $35,706 traditional out-of-state; $16,665 online in-state, $20,922 online out-of-state (33 credits)

Online?

Yes (optional)

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#3. University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA

Program Description:

The University of Central Oklahoma offers a STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics that’s affordable even for out-of-state students, though the degree can’t be completed online. Graduates are qualified to sit for SAS Certification, an important designation in the area of data science, and most students can finish the program in less than two years.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required; TOEFL score required for international applicants

Tuition

$12,288 in-state; $25,632 out-of-state (32 credits)

Online?

No

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#4. University of Tulsa

800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA, MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (hybrid)

Program Description:

The final program to make our list of the best-of-the-best in Oklahoma is a Master of Science in Business Analytics offered in the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa. With potential completion in about 16 months, the campus-only delivery method means it’s possible for students to limit the disruption to their careers as they focus on education.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE not required; TOEFL score required for international applicants

Tuition

$39,300 (30 credits)

Online?

No

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