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Online MBA Business Analytics Concentration

Make Data-Informed Business Decisions with an MBA in Business Analytics

AACSB Accredited | Online Coursework

Explore the latest in advanced analytical techniques for managerial decision-making. You'll graduate from the MBA program prepared to lead your organization to meet its strategic goals.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Industry-leading career support that includes individual career coaching, personal branding expert and lifelong career support.
  • Ohio University's business degrees are built for working professionals.
  • OHIO is the largest conferrer of MBAs in the state.
  • We have 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Learn to Transform Data into Information

Our hybrid and online MBA business analytics degree concentration prepares you to manage, process and analyze data in order to address a multitude of business challenges and opportunities. Our coursework is practice-based and taught by experts in the field who are committed to supporting your growth in your business and analytics career.

The online MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics has earned top rankings in terms of affordability.1

You may also qualify for a 15% OHIO Online Incentive Scholarship – contact our enrollment team for more information.


3 Concentration Courses | 9 Concentration Credits
With the MBA business analytics concentration, you'll draw upon a portfolio of methods that include data mining, optimization and database management.

  • MBA 6390 Predictive Analysis (3 credits)

    In this course, students explore a variety of pre-processing, predictive modeling, and post-processing concepts, techniques and methodologies within a software environment that is commonly used in business. In particular, students learn advanced methods of pre-processing which is an essential step in developing supervised and unsupervised models for successful applications in business. In addition, students learn a variety of advanced methods of post-processing which help to extract insights from the data that they explore.

  • MBA 6395 Business Intelligence (3 credits)

    This course provides a broad overview of business intelligence and data management including database fundamentals, business intelligence approaches, data management/data governance strategies, data mining and other business/data analytics techniques. Our primary emphasis will be on the managerial perspective, focusing on how you can design, implement and leverage business intelligence systems and strategies in a management role.

  • MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics (3 credits)

    Prescriptive analytics includes a variety of topics related to decision-making within the context of business problems and applications. The primary goal of this course is to develop a model of a business scenario within a software environment. Students employ mathematical techniques that support or automate a course of action that should be taken by decision-makers. In this hands-on course, students are introduced to concepts related to constructing, testing and applying prescriptive models and techniques that are common in business settings. From this perspective, students utilize software tools in order to apply a variety of decision-making techniques, including optimization and simulation.

Analytics for Anyone

Modern business demands an understanding of data and how to leverage it in nearly all positions and roles. That's why at OHIO's College of Business, we integrate analytics into the fabric of our graduate programs so that every graduate is equipped for today’s increasing digital world.

  • Practice-Based Curriculum: From day one in our analytics courses, you will start practicing new analytic techniques (not just being lectured about them) and learning to use tools that are available in most business settings.
  • Career Opportunities: Analytics skills are already in-demand in most career areas, and the number of analytics-focused jobs is increasing in all industries.
  • Approachable, Customizable Offerings: The base-analytics training that is a core component of our programs is designed to be approachable and useful for all business professionals, however we also offer more in-depth programs. From full master's to concentrations, certificates and elective courses, we provide a range of offerings so students can develop advanced data skills to stand out in their field.

Career Outlook

Data is an integral part of modern business. Being able to understand it and execute strategically based on its analysis is vital. That's likely why the demand for management analysts is expected to grow 10% between 2022 and 2032.

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  • Financial Analyst


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  • Top Executive


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Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Are the MBA programs accredited?

Yes. The College of Business at OHIO is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Does the MBA program offer concentrations?

The PMBA and the Online MBA feature nine concentrations, including Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, Executive Management, Finance, Health Care, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Strategic Selling & Sales Leadership.

Does the online MBA program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online and Professional MBA students are required to attend this event at least once.

Does Ohio University offer virtual open houses?

You can learn more about OHIO’s Professional MBA from the comfort of your home. Our Virtual Information Sessions are hosted online via Microsoft Teams. You can register here for any and all upcoming PMBA Information Sessions that interest you.

Can't attend an information session? Call us at 740-593-2053 any time, or schedule an appointment with us.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Analysts. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from
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