M.S. in Business Analytics Online

Earn an EMBA in 19 Months

An EMBA program tailored to meet the needs of professionals ready to move up the corporate ladder.

An EMBA program tailored to meet the needs of professionals ready to move up the corporate ladder


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With the emergence of advanced technologies for capturing, preparing and analyzing data, comes a wealth of unparalleled opportunities for those with business analytics expertise.

When you pursue a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Kent State University, you will combine your business skills and analytical expertise.With a master’s in business analytics, you will increase your viability in a competitive market for sought-after analytics professionals that are needed in all industries and organizations.

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Rouzbeh Razavi, Ph.D.

Director, MSBA Program

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Online MSBA Program Features

Receive Your M.S. in Business Analytics Online

Kent State’s MSBA Program is available in person, as well as 100% online. Our online business analytics degree offers the same standard of teaching and learning excellence that is delivered on campus, but with the flexibility of online courses.

Our online MSBA was designed with the busy working professional in mind. Developed by the same industry-leading faculty who teach on campus, our online program prepares you as a leader in the business analytics field.


Today’s business world is dependent on information and data management. Kent State University’s online MSBA program provides graduates with a holistic knowledge of analytics that balances the analytical methods, technologies and business knowledge needed to collect valuable information from data and make strategic business decisions based on that data.

With our STEM designation, international F-1 students qualify for OPT (Optional Practical Training), granting them the ability to acquire additional and relevant career experience while at Kent State.


When you receive your MSBA from Kent State University, you learn the communication, technical, analytical, decision-making and leadership skills needed to be a successful business analyst. The online MSBA curriculum is comprised of integrative capstone analysis projects, as well as an internship option for additional professional development.

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If you would like to know more about our online master’s in business analytics degree or our data analytics courses, be sure to contact us today.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the online MSBA program only occurs during the fall semester and is highly competitive. We strongly recommend applying early.

All applicants should have some prior exposure to information/computer systems, applied statistics/math, and business, whether through coursework and/or work experience.

In addition to the online application form and fee, all applicants must submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from an accredited college or university
  • GMAT/GRE score (this requirement is currently being waived for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 applications)
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay of goals and objectives
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)

Please ensure your application materials fully meet the requirements above. We look forward to you joining our master’s in business analytics online program.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

As of Fall 2020, tuition information for the master’s in business analytics online program are as follows:

  • $830 per credit hour
  • No program fees

Online MSBA Faculty

Kent State University’s online MSBA program is taught by full-time faculty with a wealth of analytical, industry experience.


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Rouzbeh Razavi, Ph.D.
Director, MSBA Program



Roberto Chavez
Graduate Programs Director