Acquire business analytics and data science skills
This online only program is designed to help working professionals who don’t mind
doing some coding and who do not want to pursue a full MS degree yet, but want to
acquire business analytics or data science skills.
Credits earned in this program are fully transferrable to the online MS BAnDS degree if you want to pursue this degree down the road. Expand your analytics and data science
skills by learning how to analyze data with state-of-the-art enterprise level analytics
software from multiple vendors such as Alteryx, Azure, Power BI, Tableau, SAS, Snowflake
as well as open source software such as Google Colab, Python and R.
Working professionals admitted to this program can complete coursework in 12 to 18
months. The program requires taking 12 credit hours, and allows for the courses to
be double-counted toward MS in Business Analytics and Data Sciencedegree.
Required courses (6 credit hours):
BAN 5733: Descriptive Business Analytics
BAN 5743: Predictive Business Analytics
Electives (Select any combination to reach 6 or more credit hours):
BAN 5511 Web Analytics and Digital Marketing
BAN 5521 Geographical Information System (GIS) Applications in Marketing
BAN 5551 Optimization Applications in Marketing
BAN 5561 Customer Lifetime Value Applications in Marketing
BAN 5563: Strategic Marketing and Business Analytics
BAN 5753: Advanced Business Analytics
BAN 5763: Advanced Marketing Research Analytics
MKTG 5243: Base SAS® Programming
MKTG 5253: Advanced SAS® Programming
MSIS 5633: Business Intelligence, Tools and Techniques
Other graduate courses as approved by the program director
Admissions requirements and deadlines
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, computer
science or other natural science and have the equivalent of at least a 3.0/4.0 undergraduate
Other students may apply for admission to the program; such applications will be reviewed
by the program director, who may recommend admission to the OSU Graduate College.
For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.
For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1of the prior year.
All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted
by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete
at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation
letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.