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OHIO’s Online Master of Business Analytics program ranked among top programs by Fortune

Ohio University's Online Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) program has been ranked 12th nationwide, and the best in the state of Ohio, by Fortune Education.

OHIO’s Online MBAn program provides a dynamic educational experience for students by integrating cutting-edge curriculum through flexible online courses and in-person engagement opportunities. The asynchronous online courses and the part-time scheduling make this the perfect program to earn a degree while continuing to work and keep up with personal commitments. This affordable program has also received high marks for its accessibility because traditional barriers to graduate school like the GMAT and the GRE aren’t required to enroll.

“Building on our program's well-deserved reputation as one of the nation's leading online Master of Business Analytics offerings, we're thrilled to see this recognition continue,’ said Director, Master of Business Analytics Dr. Ehsan Ardjmand. “Looking ahead, we remain committed to staying ahead of the curve by continuously monitoring industry trends and collaborating with our outstanding team of faculty members.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a growing job market for positions like financial analysts, market research analysts, and data analysts are experiencing rapid growth. This surge is fueled by the ever-increasing use of information technology services across businesses, organizations, and consumers. The message is clear: a master’s in business Analytics equips graduates for lucrative careers in these high-demand fields.

OHIO's Online MBAn program provides a comprehensive understanding of advanced data analysis and statistical techniques, which can be applied to real-world business strategies. Business Analytics can be used in a variety of sectors to improve decision-making, increase efficiency, and drive growth. Career opportunities for graduates can include positions within healthcare, retail, finance, manufacturing, communications and government. Graduates are well-equipped to take on roles in data analysis, data science, business intelligence, and more, and will have the ability to communicate complex data-driven insights to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. 

“We are delighted that our program's focus on equipping students with in-demand business analytics skills continues to be recognized nationally,” said Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs Gabe Giordano. “This acknowledgment reflects our faculty's commitment to a first-rate education, empowering graduates for success in today's data-driven business world.”

Fortune's online Master's in Business Analytics program ranking employs a three-part assessment. Selectivity (50%) evaluates incoming student quality through average GPA, work experience, and acceptance rate. Program popularity (20%) is gauged by applicant volume and out-of-state tuition costs. Finally, program success (30%) is measured by student retention and graduation rates.

Since its debut in 2017, OHIO’s Online MBAn program has continued to gain national visibility, and it has now been featured in back-to-back national rankings by Fortune. Ohio University's College of Business continues to receive national recognition for its online bachelors and masters programs as well, including a recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report for its veteran-friendly online program offerings.

Additional details about Ohio University’s Master’s of Business Analytics Online program are available online.

This article was originally published on Feb. 3, 2023. Last updated on April 5, 2024.

February 3, 2023
Staff reports