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Ohio University College of Business

Online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn)

Lead Data Analytics Efforts that Drive Business Decision-Making

Innovative Graduate Education Designed for Business Professionals

Become an expert in interpreting data and telling its story with Ohio University's online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn). This flexible, 20-month program is designed to help you build a strong foundation for a successful career in business analytics, even without a background in data science or analytics.

In addition to technical skill development, this program emphasizes business strategy so you understand the critical role that analytics plays in modern organizations. You'll complete one course at a time, allowing you to master topics at an achievable pace and maintain a positive work-life balance.

By adding our Analytics for Executives course to your program of study, you can earn a Business Analytics Leadership Certificate alongside your degree and graduate with two valuable credentials. 

A Quantitative Bridge Course is also available for students who wish to reacclimate to higher education prior to their first core course.

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Comprehensive Technical Training for Business Leaders

Along with 100% online coursework, practical application and project-based learning are core components of the MBAn. Use analytics and visualization software like Excel, Solver Analytics and Tableau as well as SQL, R and Python. Some courses include:

  • MBA 6395: Business Intelligence

    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 6420: Programming for Analytics

    In this course, students will be introduced to programming concepts that are used in business analytics. Understanding the fundamentals of programming is an essential skill set to implement solutions that are commonly needed in business practices. Common scenarios include the automation of processing data sets, applying methods and combining techniques for creating solutions to solve business problems.

  • MBA 6460: Strategic Use of Analytics

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about how business analytics is being used in a variety of workplaces. The course will have a strategic and managerial focus where students will analyze many business cases. These cases will challenge students in their ability to critically evaluate the implications of business analytics.

A A C S B Accredited

Ohio University’s College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation.

  • Online Learning Experience

    No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses seven weeks at a time and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

  • Experiential Learning for Professional Success

    Alongside 100% online courses, OHIO courses include optional live, virtual office hours that give you the chance to discuss weekly assignments and gain valuable insights. The required Leadership Development Conference also gives online MBAn students the opportunity to connect in person with instructors, peers and alumni while hearing from guest speakers and participating in panel discussions, workshops and more.

Become an Analytics Expert and Prepare for Advancement

Organizations across industries are investing in growing their analytics capabilities, and trained data analytics professionals who can collect, organize and analyze business data are in high demand. LinkedIn’s Emerging Jobs Report ranks data scientist and data engineer among the top 15 emerging jobs in America.1

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer and information technology occupations will grow 13% through 2030, adding about 667,600 new jobs to the market. Professionals in this field earn an average of $97,430 per year, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.2

  • Business analyst
  • Business analytics director
  • Business intelligence director
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data analytics consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Market research analyst
  • Operation analyst

Our Rankings

Ohio University ranks among the top higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.

  • No. 8 in Best Online Master's in Business Analytics Programs
  • No. 16 in Best Master’s Degree in Data Science and Analytics by KDnuggets
  • No. 15 Best Public Business Schools — Bloomberg Businessweek
  • No. 49 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) — U.S. News
  • No. 25 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) — U.S. News

About the College of Business

Ohio University's AACSB-accredited College of Business offers industry-driven online programs built for leaders and working professionals. With more than 90 years of experience delivering business education, we are consistently recognized for academic excellence, affordability and more. When you learn with us, you will unlock the benefits of an innovative education designed for today's global business world.


The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

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  1. LinkedIn. 2020 Emerging Jobs Report. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from