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College of Business Administration | Department of Management and Information Systems
Master of Science in Business Analytics
Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits

30

Approximate Program Cost

$24,900

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Business Analytics provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of analytics that balances the technologies, analytical methods and business expertise needed to glean useful information from data to make strategic business decisions. Students in the Business Analytics major gain the technical, analytical, communication, decision-making and leadership skills needed to be successful business analysts.

 

The curriculum includes integrative capstone analysis projects, and there is an internship option for additional professional development through the on-site College of Business Administration's Career Services Office. 

 

Core Areas of Competency:

  • Data Mining/Machine Learning
  • Software Tools
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Databases and Data Processing
  • Quantitative Algorithms
  • Business Acumen

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Program Structure

  • 30 credit hours
  • Graduate in as few as 12 months, full time
  • Admission occurs during fall semester only and is highly competitive. Applying early is recommended
  • Students entering the program are expected to have the requisite backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, information systems and business required for the program
  • Students without the requisite backgrounds may be required to take additional prerequisite courses
  • The GRE/GMAT may be waived for students with more than three years of related work experience

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application form and fee
  • Bachelor's degree in business or in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline from an accredited college or university1 for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • GMAT/GRE scores (GMAT/GRE may be waived for applicants with three or more years of relevant work experience) 
  • Resume
  • Goal statement: Essay of goals and objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions)
  • Previous exposure to information/computer systems, applied statistics/math, and business through coursework and/or work experience

Important Dates

May
06

Application Deadline

Summer 2020 Semester

May
13

Classes Begin

Summer 2020 Semester

Aug
26

Classes Begin

Fall 2020 Semester

Courses

Courses for the online MS in Business Analytics cover a range of topics essential for professionals working in contemporary data-driven business roles. These include optimization and heuristic modeling, data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, database management, and more. Students will also select 6 credit hours of elective courses that cover deeper dives into business analytics tools and techniques or their application in areas such as marketing and healthcare.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Program Cost
$830 $2,490 Approximate Cost: $24,900 $840 $2,520 Approximate Cost: $25,200

This program also requires a $600/semester program fee (part-time student fee $270 – less than 9 credit hours and summer term).
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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