Master of Science in Business Analytics

Master of Science in Business Analytics
33-41 credit hours
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Why Choose a Master of Science in Business Analytics Program at UC Online?

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business Master of Science in Business Analytics program at UC Online 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 Lindner’s skilled faculty members bring valuable field experiences to their courses to ensure that students have the skills necessary to excel in STEM positions.


What is Business Analytics at UC Online?

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 presented by the Carl H. Lindner College of Business 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.

The Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessThe Carl. H Lindner College of Business

The  Lindner College of Business has been AACSB accredited since 1906. Less than one-third of U.S business school programs and only 15% of school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation.  The value of this accreditation is paramount to business students  and the schools they attend. AACSB ensures that schools deliver a high-quality education to their students by demanding accredited colleges pursue high stands and provide continuously relevant business education to students.

The Lindner Advantage

For over 115 years, our students and graduates have achieved great success in business and service, our academic programs have earned national acclaim, and our faculty and subject matter experts have sparked innovation and insights through cutting-edge research.  The Lindner College of Business empowers business problem solvers to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. Leveraging the power of academic and inclusive excellence The Lindner College of Business offers transformation that is

  • Student Focused: We fuel student success, developing problem-solving capabilities to enhance our world, energize professional careers and foster lifelong learning.
  • Thought Leader Driven: We nurture impactful thought leadership, creating knowledge that pushes academic fields forward, inspires learning and informs practice.
  • Partner Powered: We provide a vibrant hub for expertise, talent, and learning, forging valued partnerships that ensure our alumni, employers, city and institution thrive.


Business Analytics & Data Science by the numbers

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The Demand for Data Scientists is Skyrocketing

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.


Info Graphic Link to the difference between data science and business analytics.What is the difference between business analytics & data science?

Data science and business analytics are distinct areas of study that are often used interchangeably that do share a common goal of organizing large amounts of data to make meaningful business decisions.

  • Data Science is considered one of the most in demand career paths for skilled professionals. Data scientists study data and extract meaningful insights which are used to guide organizational decision making and strategic planning.
  • Business  Analytics is the process of using quantitative methods to derive meaning from data to make informed business decisions.

These fields have their differences but they share common goal of using large amounts of data to make meaningful business decisions.  You can read more here on our blog that discusses the careers in each fields and their average salaries. View an info-graphic explaining the differences by clicking the image.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business’ Master’s in Business Analytics program offers you:

  • A 100% online Bootcamp that prepares you before the program begins
  • The ability to customize your degree around your busy lifestyle
  • 100% Online coursework
  • One of the most affordable tuition rates in the country
  • World-class faculty who provide personalized attention to each and every student
  • An immersive experience where you’ll gain an understanding of the tools and techniques needed to turn descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics data into meaningful business insights.
  • Start-to-Graduation Support: Every student enrolled online is assigned a dedicated Academic Advisor and also a Student Success Coordinator providing one-on-one support. They are your on-campus partners who can help you manage your time and ensure you’re meeting degree requirements to get you to graduation.


Machine learning and artificial intelligenceLearning Outcomes Based on Career Goals

  • Business Analytics: Understand the tasks and techniques needed to recognize business needs and determine solutions to business problems. Software-systems based solutions will drive efficiencies in identifying gaps.
  • Data Science: Gain expert knowledge in math and statistics to recognize business needs and analyze data to then apply machine learning and utilize artificial intelligence systems to generate tangible insights for business
  • Data Visualization: Gain a deeper knowledge of understanding data visualization tools to provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data.



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