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M.S. in Business Analytics

Join the next generation of data analytics professionals with the AACSB accredited Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree from the Farmer School of Business. In just 10 months, you'll learn to strategically leverage data, strengthen your technical skills, and hone your ability to communicate data effectively. Whether you're launching your career or are ready to advance, our MSBA courses in data management, machine learning, and predictive analytics will prepare you for success.

Quick M.S. Degree Facts

10 Months

M.S. in Business Analytics Program Duration

May 15

Application Deadline

Each Fall

Next program start date

$995

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

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 a leader. 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.

Go Deeper 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.

Make Connections for Life

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.

Your Successful Career Starts Here

Businesses and organizations increasingly need data specialists who are equipped to analyze, visualize, and draw strategic insights from large amounts of collected data. You'll graduate prepared to apply your data knowledge across a wide array of fields, from science, education, and health care to business, politics, and sport management.

Recent Miami MSBA graduates have landed jobs at top employers including Cigna, Crowe, Deloitte, EY, JP Morgan Chase and Co., LEV, McKinsey and Company, OKI, Progressive, and TQL.

M.S. in Business Analytics Stats

100%

Job Offers

Within 1 Month of Graduation

$71,500

Average Starting Salary

100%

Graduation Rate

Class of 2022

Maddie Banyas

Admissions Overview

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

  • A four-year 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 FSB minor)
GRE and GMAT scores are optional. Scholarships and assistantships are not available for this program.

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites are offered online in the summer term prior to entering the MSBA program through the Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Business Analytics. Prerequisites may be waived if you previously earned a C or better and a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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

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, international students are required to submit scores from the TOEFL or IELTS in order to evaluate proficiency in reading and listening skills. The minimum total acceptable TOEFL score is 95, while the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. We are not able to evaluate your profile before a complete application is submitted.

Career Services Dedicated to You

The Farmer School of Business Graduate Careers Office is dedicated to providing the tools and resources you need to successfully launch your career.

 

Meet one-on-one every semester with a career professional to build relationships with both recruiters and the Farmer community.

Help with devising a career strategy and job search plan

Resume redesign for competitive graduate level jobs

"Build Your Brand" preparation for successful interviews

Talent training and group dynamic development

Network with companies and jobs that match your interests

Are You Beyond Ready to LEAD?

Take your leadership skills to the next level by participating in the optional LEAD (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Develop) Program. Demonstrate your initiative, design your own leadership goals, and embark on a lifetime of career growth.

Learn Your Strengths

Gain insights into your natural talents and strengths, build teamwork, create a leadership goal, and meet one-on-one with your certified career coach.

Explore Your Goals

Build the skills to share your talents with others. Group and individual sessions help you develop your career goals and strengthen your leadership ability.

Achieve Career Awareness

Gain real life experience valued by employers through action based learning and opportunities to connect with top employers in your field.

Develop Lifelong Strategies

Participate in clubs, conferences, case competitions, and more. Network with other professionals and alumni as you create a foundation for success.

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Begin Your Journey Toward an M.S. in Business Analytics

Miami University's Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides the in-demand skills needed for a data analytics career. This full-time graduate program on our Oxford, Ohio campus features 10 months of rigorous analytics courses at an affordable cost.

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