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 2022, our online
program was ranked 10th by Fortune’s Best Master’s Programs in Business Analytics and as 11th by Fortune’s Best Master’s Programs in Data Science. We use state-of-the-art enterprise level
analytics software The program is fully multi-platform and students get hands-on training
with software and tools such as Alteryx, Azure, Data Bricks, GCP, Power BI, Python,
R, SAS, SQL, Snowflake, Tableau and Tensor Flow 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) and graduates
typically find employment as data scientists, data/business analysts or consultants,
or statistical analysts. Beyond core courses, all students have the choice of specializing
in various pre-approved options or creating a completely customized set of electives
to fit their career goals.
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 on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU's tuition and fee
estimator are available on the Bursar website.
2022-2023 Estimated Cost
Total cost per credit hour
Total cost per 3-credit hour course
Professional Program Fee each fall and spring term enrolled