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M.S. in Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the Farmer School of Business is ranked #8 nationally and is AACSB accredited. MSBA students will acquire strategic data analysis expertise, technical proficiency, and effective communication skills. The program trains professionals capable of navigating the complexities of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence by mastering problem-solving, data management, analysis, and solution implementation. These skills are essential for success in the rapidly evolving field of data analytics.

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Real Data, Real Solutions

Immerse yourself in a full-time master's program at our Oxford, Ohio campus. You'll gain real experience through a cutting-edge curriculum that provides data-driven decision-making skills to stand out as you prepare to launch your career. Participate with a cohort of like-minded students in experiential projects that help you hone your project management, leadership, and analytical skills. Tackle problems provided by industry with real data using the latest technology and tools.

Throughout the program, you'll have access to personalized career services, world-class faculty, and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Communicate Analysis with Big Data

Miami University's MSBA program is STEM and OPT-designated, signaling our commitment to an educational experience focused on innovation and real-world application.

Be prepared to generate and capture both structured and unstructured data to produce data sets. Learn to apply appropriate methods for data analysis including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive methods. Discover how to communicate analysis results effectively to decision-makers. As an MSBA graduate, you'll have both the technical and soft skills you need for a successful career.

Quick M.S.B.A. Degree Facts

9 Months

Full-Time, On-Campus

March 31

Application Deadline

Each Fall

Next program start date


Per credit hour (total cost: $29,850)

Admissions and Program Overview

As you prepare to launch your career our MSBA courses in data management, machine learning, and predictive analytics will prepare you for success, our straightforward admission process is the first step in achieving your personal and professional goals. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. Students will receive an admission decision 2-4 weeks following the submission of their application.

Application Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement about your interest in the program.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation (waived if completed Miami PRIME and/or Farmer School of Business undergraduate major or minor)
  • Little to no work experience required
  • GRE and GMAT scores are optional


The MSBA program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited four-year university. In order to complete the MSBA degree in the 9-month timeframe, students will need the following common body of knowledge in analytics:

  • A college-level course in introductory statistics
  • A college-level course (full semester) in regression analysis
  • A college-level mathematics in pre-calculus, matrix algebra, and calculus concepts
  • A college-level course that includes Structured Query Language and Programming (any language)

Applicants must have earned a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course and a 3.0 grade point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for all of them. Prerequisite courses must be satisfied through credit-bearing courses at the college level.  Online courses and workshops that do not provide academic credit may not be used to satisfy the prerequistes for the MSBA. 

Students who do not have the necessary prerequisites can take the required courses online in the summer term before entering the MSBA program through the Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Business Analytics. Students may take as many of these courses as necessary to complete the common body of knowledge in analytics. Regular tuition rates will apply to any additional prerequisite courses taken.

International Students

International students are welcome to apply. The MSBA program is STEM and OPT certified, allowing international students to extend their training in the United States by 24 months after graduation.

The STEM and OPT certifications can allow students to work for three years in the U.S. while working with companies to obtain a work visa.

To ensure the highest quality learning experience, all international students must provide proof of English proficiency by earning a minimum passing score on one of the below English language tests to be considered for regular admission:

  • TOEFL iBT ≥ 80
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • PTE ≥ 54
  • Duolingo ≥ 110

We are not able to evaluate your profile before a complete application is submitted.


The MSBA is a 30-credit hour program designed to be completed full-time over one academic year. If you have a mind for analysis, a passion for critical thinking, a desire to dig deeper, and an untapped talent for communication, the MSBA is the program for you.

MSBA Coursework
Course Credit Hours
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (ISA 512) 3
Managing Big Data (ISA 514) 3
Introduction to Data Mining in Business (ISA 591) 3
Communicating with Data (ISA 616) 3
Machine Learning Applications in Business (ISA 630) 3
Big Data Analytics and Modern AI (ISA 632) 3
Prescriptive Analytics in Business (ISA 633) 3
Analytics Solution Deployment and Lifecycle Management (ISA 634) 3
Business Analytics Practicum (ISA 650) 6



  • Average first-year salary: $81,500 ($88, 500 including 1st year signing bonus)
  • Employed within three months of graduation: 100% for the graduating classes since fall of 2021
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
MSBA Class Information
Start Term: Confirmations Average Age Average Years Work Experience Female
Fall 2021 13 21.5 N/A 31%
Fall 2022 22 22.8 N/A 45%
Fall 2023 35 20.6 1.52 51%
Fall 2024 36 22.9 1.86 47%

Graduate Certificates

Analytics Graduate Certificate

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The Analytics Graduate Certificate builds on the foundations that are established in the Foundations of Business Analytics undergraduate certificate or similar coursework. Students will become more versed in data-driven decision-making with additional data manipulation and retrieval knowledge in both structured and unstructured data as well as hands-on knowledge of predictive modeling tools and techniques. The program also has a focus on communicating and storytelling with data. Once this is complete, a student is eligible to pursue the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

Upon completion of the first semester of courses (12 hours, 4 courses), students will receive a Graduate Certificate in Analytics.

Advanced Business Analytics Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics builds upon the Graduate Certificate in Analytics and is an immersive four-course sequence into leading methods and technologies in applied analytics. Students will develop skills in machine learning applications in organizational settings, the forefronts of prescriptive methodologies, and applications of artificial intelligence. Students will also engage with practitioners about how analytic solutions are deployed and put into practice in organizations.

Upon completion of the second semester of courses, excluding the Business Analytics Practicum, students will receive a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics.

3+1 Combined Program

Miami students wishing to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in 4 years must also complete the Graduate School online application (be sure to check "combined program").

Combined program applicants will need the following to complete their application:

  • Copy of your unofficial transcript
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement about your interest in the program
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Your Successful Career Starts Here

The Farmer School of Business is world-renowned for developing early career professionals. We are not a school that excels at retraining mid-career professionals or developing highly technical professionals. Our core strength is educating young professionals with soft skills, exceptional communication, and strong technical skills. The MSBA can leverage this hidden strength over other universities by recruiting students from our ranks and bringing high-aptitude students into the Farmer school environment.

Recent Miami MSBA graduates have landed jobs at top employers including: Bain & Company, Grange Insurance, ServiceNow, EY, P&G, Polen Capital, Empire Marketing Strategies, GW, Warner Brothers Discovery, Terillium, A&F, Empire Marketing Strategies, MarketVision Research, Baker Tilly, and Progressive Insurance.

World Renowned Staff and Alumni

The MSBA is staffed with world-class faculty representing academic areas across the end-to-end spectrum of Business Analytics.  All faculty members teaching in the program are world-renowned for their specific academic area of focus.  The curriculum is designed by the faculty and is maintained by the faculty.  It covers cutting-edge methodology and practices to prepare our students for leadership in the digital economy.

In-person classes give you valuable face-to-face interactions with your classmates and Miami's faculty who are deeply committed to your success. When you join the MSBA program, you'll accelerate your career trajectory and also gain access to a network of over 40,000 Farmer School of Business alumni who are transforming their lives and impacting the world.

Miami University Consistently Ranks at the Top

Top 10

College for Producing Fortune 500 CEOs Nationwide

Money Magazine

Top 50

National Public University

U.S. News & World Report

No. 35

Best College for Future Leaders


Career Services Dedicated to You

The Farmer School of Business Graduate Careers Office is dedicated to providing the tools and resources you need to launch your career successfully. Meet one-on-one with a career professional to build relationships with recruiters and the Farmer community.

Farmer School of Business - M.S. in Business Analytics

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