Why study Business Analytics and Data Science online through OSU?
The online MS in Business Analytics and Data Science (MS BAnDS) is a STEM designated
program that trains those who are currently in the workforce to transition as analytics
and data science professionals and tackle real-world challenges. In 2020, our program
was listed 21st in the TFE Times ranking of Masters Programs in Business Analytics. We use 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,
which provide great advantages in the competitive job market.
The Spears School of Business offers online programs as an alternative way to earn
a degree for working professionals. We believe all students should have access to
high-quality, affordable education, regardless of their schedule or location. Online
courses are available 24/7, and are designed with multimedia content and virtual activities
to promote student collaboration.
For working professionals, earning a master’s degree in the STEM-designated MS BAnDS program online requires 33 credit hours(check our Plan of Study page for core course details, electives and software used in each core course). MS
BAnDS graduates often pursue careers as:
GMAT or GRE are required with minimum recommended scores above 51st percentile in each of the test areas.
Work experience is considered during the application review process and is strongly
encouraged. Those with five-plus years of relevant work experience may be allowed
probationary admission without GRE or GMAT scores.
Students enrolled in the Business Analytics and Data Science master's program will
complete 33 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below
are calculated based on 2021-2022 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available
on the Bursar website.
2021-2022 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Total program cost based on 33 hours
* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2021-2022 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they
factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if
not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer