The skills you will acquire as part of our MSBA program can be put to use in everything from small businesses and start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, so you will just need to determine your best fit. Additionally, research from the McKinsey Global Institute and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that talent for the field of data analytics is sorely needed, so you can be confident in knowing that the education you will receive through our data analytics courses will open numerous doors for your career.
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 four sought-after analytics professionals.
Director, MSBA Program
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 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, as well as an internship option for more professional development through our on-site Career Services Office dedicated to business students.
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.
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.
Applicants should have some previous exposure to information/computer systems, applied statistics/math, and business, through coursework and/or work experience.
As of Fall 2018:
Domestic Students: $525 per credit hour*
International Students: $979 per credit hour*
*$600/semester fee for MSBA Program.
More Tuition & Fees information available here.
Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships:
Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available. These awards are very competitive and are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Graduate assistantships consist of a tuition waiver and stipend paid for work performed in the department.
The MSBA program at Kent State University is taught by full-time faculty with analytical and industry experience.