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Impact Business Strategy and Drive Growth as an Analytics Expert

Technical Skillsets | In-Demand Careers | AACSB Accredited

The online Master of Business Analytics from Ohio University will give you the technical training you need to pursue lucrative, growing career paths in data science and beyond. Apply what you learn immediately in the workplace and become an asset to any organization.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • OHIO's College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Build analytics skills, business acumen and leadership expertise to inform strategy and make data-driven decisions.
  • No technical background is required for admission.

Jobs in Business Analytics

  • Chief Information Officer


    per year1

  • Data Scientist


    per year2

  • Financial Analyst


    per year3

  • Market Research Analyst


    per year4

Increase Your Marketability and Add Value to Any Company

In our digitally-driven culture, organizations across industries need trained data analytics leaders to collect, organize and analyze business information. With OHIO's online Master of Business Analytics degree program, you will have the technical expertise and business acumen to apply data findings to solve problems, make strategic investments and facilitate growth.

Whether you are seeking entry-level careers in business analytics or are ready to make a bigger impact in your current role, our online MBAn program gives you the comprehensive education you need to advance in different types of analytics and data science roles.

  • LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report ranks data scientist and data engineer among the top 15 emerging jobs in America.5
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer and information technology occupations will grow 13% through 2030.6
  • About 667,600 new computer and information technology jobs are projected to be added to the market by 2030.6
  • Professionals in this field earn an average of $97,430 per year, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.6

Graduate Testimonial

"I have to work with large data sets on my job. Learning how to organize it in a database and use complex SQL statements has given me a strong edge over my peers."
— Mark Blustein, 2023 MBAn Graduate

Mark Blustein

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You'll Learn

When you complete your online business analytics degree, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the nuances of business analytics in decision-making.
  • Select among analytical methods to identify tools appropriate to the data, context and/or conditions.
  • Apply analytical methods to find solutions to business problems.
  • Translate the results of business analytics into effective courses of action.
  • Communicate data and results effectively to non-technical stakeholders.

Skills You'll Gain

Technical Skills

  • Descriptive analytics
  • Predictive analytics
  • Prescriptive analytics
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Alteryx
  • SQL
  • R
  • Python

Interdisciplinary Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Data leadership
  • Interpreting data
  • Communicating findings to non-technical stakeholders

Career Services

Ohio University's Business Academic Advising & Career Services offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Learn about Career Support

Personalized Career Coaching

We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.

Job Search Resources

Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.

Professional Development Sessions

OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.


  1. Average Chief Information Officer Salary. Retrieved from
  2. Average Data Scientist Salary. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analysts. Retrieved from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Market Research Analysts. Retrieved from
  5. LinkedIn. 2020 Emerging Jobs Report. Retrieved from
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from
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