M.S. in Business Analytics (Online)
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With the emergence of advanced technologies for capturing and analyzing data come a wealth of unparalleled opportunities for those with business analytics expertise.
When you pursue an online Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) from Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, you will combine your business skills and analytical expertise. With a master’s in business analytics online, you will increase your viability in a competitive market for sought-after analytics professionals who are needed in all industries and organizations. Read on for helpful insights about the online MSBA.
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What Is a Master’s in Business Analytics Online?
An MSBA online program prepares students to enter the field of business analytics. The structure of the program provides students with the definitive knowledge they need to obtain information from a given data set and ultimately make informed business decisions.
Unlike an in-person MSBA, all of the coursework is offered in a completely virtual format, providing greater convenience and flexibility, among other advantages.
What Are the Benefits of an Online MSBA Program?
When pursuing your online business analytics degree at Kent State University, you are given the flexibility to complete your studies on your own schedule. The online MSBA program’s required 30 credit hours can be completed in as few as 12 months, or even over multiple years for those wanting to pace themselves.
Learn more from our informational guide to pursuing your M.S. in Business Analytics online at Kent State University today.
What Are the Features of Our Master’s in Business Analytics Online Program?
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Kent State’s online MSBA program is offered in the fall and spring semesters. 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. No GRE/GMAT required!
Plus, our online business analytics degree was designed with the busy working professional in mind. Developed by the same industry-leading faculty who teach in person, our online program prepares you as a leader in the business analytics field.
THREE-FOCI STEM PROGRAM
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, technological, and business knowledge needed to collect valuable information from data and make strategic business decisions based on that data.
With a Kent State online business analytics degree, you will gain the technical, analytical, communication, decision-making, and leadership skills you need to be a successful business analyst. The MSBA online 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.
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.
What Are the Core Competencies for the Online Business Analytics Degree?
By earning your M.S. in Business Analytics online, you will increase your viability in a competitive market as recruiters regularly seek out those with an MSBA degree.
Curriculum Structure of the MSBA Online
What Are Kent State’s M.S. in Business Analytics Online Admission Requirements?
Admission to the online MSBA program occurs during the fall and spring semesters and is highly competitive. We strongly recommend applying for our online business analytics degree early, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admission cycle. In addition to the online application form and fee, all applicants must submit the following:
- Official transcripts from an accredited college or university
- Two letters of recommendation
- Essay of goals and objectives
- English score for international applicants (500 TOEFL paper-based, 79 TOEFL IBT, 6.5 IELTS, 110 Duolingo)
- GMAT/GRE score is not required for this program.
Please ensure your application materials fully meet the requirements above. We look forward to you joining our master’s in business analytics online program.
A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY GRADUATE PROGRAM
Due to its very multi-disciplinary nature, our online MSBA accepts students with different academic backgrounds, including students with business, engineering, computer science, and other science disciplines. Some previous exposure to information/computer systems, applied statistics/math, and business, through coursework and/or work experience, is expected.
How Much Is the M.S. in Business Analytics Online Tuition?
The tuition information for the master’s in business analytics online program is as follows:
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Below 11 credit hours||$549.90 per credit hour||$1,024.90 per credit hour|
|11-18 credit hours||$6,036||$11,261.40|
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Distance Learning Fee per Credit Hour||$15||$15|
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Commonly Asked Questions About Our Online Business Analytics Degree
If you have further questions about Kent State’s MSBA online, our team has prepared answers below for some of the most frequent queries we receive.
What Careers Can I Pursue with an MSBA Online?
Some of the careers that you could pursue with your M.S. in Business Analytics online degree include the following:
- Chief executive
- Data scientist
- Management analyst
- Market research analyst
- Business intelligence analyst
Can I Transfer Credits from Another Graduate Program to an Online MSBA Program?
Yes, typically graduate credits can be transferred from a previous university or a different Kent State graduate program. When transferring your credit, it is important to note that a maximum of 12 hours can be transferred to your online MSBA.
For more information regarding our transfer credit requirements, please visit the transfer of graduate credit academic policies.
Is a Master’s in Business Analytics Online Valued by Employers?
Yes! Completing your M.S. Business Analytics online will give you an advantage in the job market. Candidates with master’s degrees from accredited universities are sought after by employers, particularly those in the business analytics sector.
With that in mind, our faculty at Kent State University encourage potential students to consider the program that is best suited to their schedule and timeframe, either the in-person or online option. No matter which format you choose, our dedicated faculty are ready to equip you with the tools you need to succeed in the business analytics industry.
Online MSBA Faculty
Kent State University’s online MSBA program is taught by full-time faculty with a wealth of analytical, industry experience.
ROUZBEH RAZAVI, PH.D.
Director, MSBA Program
MURALI SHANKER, PH.D.
ALAN BRANDYBERRY, D.B.A.
CJ WU, PH.D.
Contact Us to Learn More About Our MSBA Online Program
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.
Rouzbeh Razavi, Ph.D.
Director, MSBA Program
Graduate Programs Director