M.S. in Business Analytics
The emergence of advanced technologies for capturing, preparing and analyzing data provides unprecedented opportunities for those with business analytics expertise that spans all industries and organizations. Combine your business skills and analytical acumen to become a professional with a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA). By earning a master’s in business analytics, you will be increasing your viability in a competitive market for sought-after analytics professionals.
Director, MSBA Program
The MSBA Program is available both 100% online and in-person.
Ranked amongst top MSBA programs globally.
Designed based on collaborations and inputs from top industry experts.
STEM designated program with extended OPT eligibility.
Earn your MSBA degree in 12 months.
High job placement rates for graduates within a few months after graduation.
Hands-on, project based comprehensive analytics training.
Close collaborations with industry partners.
Opportunity for paid internships and teaching assistantships.
GRE/GMAT waiver is available for those with 3+ years of related work experience.
Data Mining & Machine Learning
Databases & Data Processing
Applied Probability & Statistics
Admission occurs during fall semesters only and is competitive. Applying early is highly recommended.
In addition to the online application form and fee, you must submit:
- Accredited college/university official transcripts.
- GMAT/GRE score (Can be waived for applicants with 3+ years of relevant work experience).
- Names and contact details of three references.
- Essay of goals and objectives.
- TOEFL score (international applicants)
Tuition and Financial Assistance
As of Fall 2019:
Domestic Students: $525 per credit hour .
International Students: $979 per credit hour .
$600/semester MSBA Program fee.
$830 per credit hour (no program fee).
More Tuition & Fees information available here.
Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships
Teaching assistantships and scholarships are available. These awards are very competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic merit. All MSBA students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities (i.e., there is no need for a separate application).
The MSBA program at Kent State is a 12-month, full-time, 30-credit-hour program with eight required core courses and two elective courses. The program is taught by full-time faculty with analytical and industry experience. It utilizes hands-on experiential learning, with an in-depth curriculum that focuses on the critical facets of business analytics.
CORE (24 CREDIT HOURS)
- Business Analytics
- Fundamentals of Machine Learning
- Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
- Quantitative Management Models
- Analytics in Practice
- Database Management and Database Analytics
- Advanced Machine Learning
- Capstone Project in Business Analytics
ELECTIVES (6 CREDIT HOURS)
- Data Science
- Supply Chain Management
- Systems Simulation
- Marketing Research
- Clinical Analytics
- Leadership and Organizational Change
- Internship in Business Analytics
Examples of Course Projects with Real Data
- Predicting Churn for a Mobile Operator
- Building a Recommendation System for an Online Retailer
- Designing a job scheduler for an Academic Institute
- Predicting Credit Card Default for a Bank
|MIS 64036:||Business Analytics|
|MIS 64082:||Database Management and Database Analytics|
|MIS 64060:||Fundamentals of Machine Learning|
|MIS 64018:||Quantitative Management Modeling|
|MIS 64037:||Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics|
|MIS 64061:||Advanced Machine Learning|
|MIS 64038:||Analytics in Practice|
|MIS 64098:||Capstone Project in Business Analytics|
The MSBA program at Kent State University is taught by full-time faculty with analytical and industry experience.