The University of Cincinnati Online’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program is nationally recognized and has a proven track record with placing students at successful, high-profile companies. Predictive Analytics Today named UC as the No.1 MS Data Science school in the country and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked us 18th globally and 7th nationally among U.S. public universities.
The Master’s of Science in Business Analytics online program at UC provides students with expertise in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Many of our graduates are working as data scientists and business analysts at world-leading companies from larger corporations, to startups across the nation.
Note: The MS-Business Analytics program is recognized as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. According to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), “A common definition of STEM education […] is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.” UC Online’s skilled faculty members bring valuable field experiences to their courses to ensure that students have the skills necessary to excel in STEM positions.
According to U.S. News, Business Analytics Business “is the science of using data to build mathematical models and arrive at decisions that have value for a company or organization, Bertsimas says. This is relevant in nearly every field, whether it’s medicine, technology, retail or real estate”.
The MSBA at UC Online was designed for the individual who is currently working and needs the flexibility to balance the workload of a challenging and rewarding degree with their personal and work life. Asynchronous classes allow you to complete coursework on your time. There are three learning outcomes which include, business analytics, data science, and data visualization that you can follow based on your career goals. You will gain expertise in predictive, prescriptive, and descriptive analytics. UC prides itself on its business partnerships which aid in providing real-world projects and learnings to prepare a student for the workforce.
While most students worry about what job they are going to find post-graduation, graduates with a Master’s in Business Analytics from UC Online will find themselves asking, “Which one do I want to take?”. Data science is a job title that has just recently been introduced. Companies like Amazon, P&G, Fifth Third, and Tesla are willing to pay top dollar for this role. There has been a huge increase in available data over the last few years which has created increased demand from companies who need people to decipher, analyze, and present this data to make meaningful business decisions. Take some time to review our Careers Page to learn more about where graduates from UC have found jobs and the outlook on demand for these positions.
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Your master’s in business analytics prepares you to lead business decisions in a number of roles with titles such as:
According to salary.com the salary range for a graduate with their Master’s in Business Analytics is $123,000 to $130,000.
Students work on real-world projects and learn skills in data visualization, statistical modeling, data mining, optimization, and simulation in order to proficiently analyze large datasets and to generate actionable insights.
MS Business Analytics class of 2019:
Total students: 108
Total applications received: 505
Number of semesters: Two to three
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.53
Average GMAT score: 675
Average GRE score: 319
Average first year salary: $92,423 (2018-2019)
Employed within three months of graduation: 96% (2018-2019)
Average TOEFL score: 106
Female students: 35%
Average age: 26
Average years of work experience: 4
International students: 84%, including students from China, India, Pakistan, and Morocco.
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