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Online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn)

Lead Data Analytics Efforts that Drive Business Decision-Making

Become an expert in interpreting data and telling its story with Ohio University's online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn), ranked No. 14 MBAn program by Fortune.4 This 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. For an additional credential, consider the Business Analytics Leadership Certificate along with your degree.

A Quantitative Bridge Course is 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

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. 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.

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 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.

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  • Financial Aid and Scholarships

    OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as the best-value university by U.S. News & World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify. To be considered eligible to receive financial assistance, you must file the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to begin the financial aid process. The Ohio University School Code is 003100.

    Incentive Scholarships of up to 15% are available for alumni, military/veteran students and employees of corporate partners applying to an online graduate degree or certificate program. 

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

Analytics Roles and Salary:

  • Business analyst ($93,000)3
  • Business intelligence director ($178,700)5
  • Chief Data Officer ($179,520)5
  • Data scientist ($97,294)3
  • Market research analyst ($63,920)3

Our Rankings

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

  • No. 14 in Best Online Master's in Business Analytics Programs - Fortune
  • No. 15 Best Public Business Schools — Bloomberg Businessweek
  • 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.


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  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Analysts. Retrieved from
  4. Fortune Education. Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Programs in 2024. Retrieved from
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from