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Rouzbeh Razavi, Ph.D.
Director, MSBA Program
Kent State University College of Business Administration
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 because recruiters regularly seek out those with an MSBA degree.
THREE-FOCI STEM PROGRAM
The language of business today is dependent on information and data management. The Kent State University MSBA program provides you with a holistic knowledge of analytics that balances the technologies, analytical methods and business expertise you need to be able to glean useful information from data and make strategic business decisions.
With our STEM designation, international F-1 students might qualify for OPT (Optional Practical Training), which helps them to acquire additional career experience while at Kent State.
OUR UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT
With a KSU MSBA, you will gain the technical, analytical, communication, decision-making and leadership skills you need to be a successful business analyst. The curriculum includes integrative capstone analysis projects along with an internship option for more professional development through our on-site Career Services Office that is dedicated to business students.
And in addition to your data analytics coursework at Kent State, you will appreciate Kent, Ohio’s small-town charm along with its close proximity to major cities. Akron, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are all reasonable drives away, so you will be able to get out and explore whenever you’re free.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MSBA PROGRAM
If you would like to know more about our MS in business analytics, or want to get a better sense of what goes into our data analytics courses, be sure to reach out to us today.
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
- Data Mining Techniques
- Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
- Quantitative Management Models
- Analytics in Practice
- Database Management and Database Analytics
- Big Data Analytics
- 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
Course project with realistic simulated data: Predicting Credit Card Default for a Bank
|MIS 64036:||Business Analytics|
|MIS 64082:||Database Management and Database Analytics|
|CS 64015:||Data Mining Techniques|
|MIS 64018:||Quantitative Management Modeling|
|MIS 64037:||Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics|
|CS 63016:||Big Data Analytics|
|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.
ROUZBEH RAZAVI, PH.D.
Director, MSBA Program
ASLI M. ARIKAN, PH.D.
Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance, Growth of New Public Firms
ILGAZ ARIKAN, PH.D.
Competitive Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship
ALAN BRANDYBERRY, D.B.A.
Information Systems, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Management Science
PRATIM DATTA, PH.D.
Information Technology, Systems Security, Business Analytics, Infrastructure and Process Redesign and Engineering
NATALIA DRAGAN, PH.D.
Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Mining, Business Analytics
AL GUIFFRIADA, PH.D.
Operations, Supply Chain Management, Statistics, Management Science
MARY HOGUE, PH.D.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Differential Work Experiences of Men and Women
DEBORAH ERDOS KNAPP, PH.D.
HRM and OB, HR Analytics and ERP Systems
DONG-HEON (AUSTIN) KWAK, PH.D.
Online Donations, Charity Website Design, ERP, Business Intelligence
JULIA LEVASHINA, PH.D.
Human Resource Management, Impression Management, Biodata and Personality Measures
FELIX OFFODILE, PH.D.
Operations, Supply Chain and Technology Management, Statistics
EDDY PATUWO, PH.D.
Operations Research, Neural Networks, Statistics, Operations Management
GRETA L. POLITES, PH.D.
Habits/Resistance to Change, Business Intelligence Administration, Data Mining, Business Analytics
MURALI S. SHANKER, PH.D.
Simulation, Neural Networks, Optimization, Business Analytics
GEOFFREY STEINBERG, PH.D.
Database Management, Data Visualization, Web/Mobile Development and Programming
Masters in Accounting, Business Analytics and Economics
Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance
In your research you will find Kent State offers best-value programs compared with several other universities with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, the top credential for business schools.
Kent State University Graduate Tuition*
Ohio resident: $5,655 per semester
Non-Ohio resident: $10,198 per semester
* based on 11-18 credit hours (one semester for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $515 per credit hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.
Financial assistance available:
Merit-based Graduate Assistantships
Loans and Work Study (domestic students only)
Employer Tuition Reimbursement (applicants should check with their employer to see if this benefit is offered)
* The tuition and fee information provided reflects, at a glance, generalized rates and is intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register.
Start Your Application for Admission Today!
Admission occurs during fall semester only and is highly 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
- Three letters of recommendation
- Essay of goals and objectives
- TOEFL score (international applicants)
We look forward to seeing you in our master’s in business analytics program, so be sure your application materials fully meet the above requirements.
Requirements for the MSBA program include a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business and prerequisites in statistics, mathematics, information systems and business.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course and 3 hours of mathematics, including linear algebra
- Business requirement may be waived with 3+ years of industry experience or the requirement can be fulfilled with Principles of Management (MIS 24163) or Leadership and Managerial Assessment (MIS 64158)