Master of Science in Business Analytics

Master of Science in Business Analytics
33-41 credit hours
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The Carl H. Lindner College of Business online Master of Science in Business Analytics program is nationally recognized and has a proven track record of placing students at successful, high-profile companies. Predictive Analytics has consistently ranked our MS BANA program as the No. 1 data science program in the country for three consecutive times and four out of five years.

The Master 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.

Why an Online Business Analytics program at the University of Cincinnati?

Program Highlights:
  • Our online bootcamp sets you up for success before your first day of class — providing you with valuable tech and non-tech skills that will benefit you throughout your time in the program. Built for part-time students, this 33-41 credit hour program can be completed between one-two years.
  • Designed for working professionals balancing personal and professional commitments, our 100% online, asynchronous courses allow you to build a schedule that fits around your personal and professional commitments.
  • Led by Lindner College of Business faculty who conduct leading-edge research and have extensive experience in both industry and academia.
  • 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.

Master’s in Business Analytics Accreditation and Rankings


Fortune Rankings MS BANA | Lindner College of Business | UC Online

Lindner Job Placement Rate MSIS and MS BANA | UC Online

Our students consistently earn more than 95% job placement rate upon graduation.

S News & World Ranking Best MS BANA (2024) | Lindner College of Business



The Lindner College of Business is accredited by the AACSB and has been recognized as one of the best business schools in the country by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.

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

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.

The Demand for Data Scientists is Skyrocketing

Students graduating with a Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of Cincinnati have a bright career ahead of them. While most graduates worry about finding a job post-graduation, these graduates will find themselves asking, “Which job do I want to take?”. The job title of data science is relatively new, but companies like Amazon, P&G, Fifth Third, and Tesla are willing to pay top dollar for this role. The increasing availability of data over the last few years has created a huge demand for people who can decipher, analyze, and present this data to make meaningful business decisions. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in business analytics, take some time to review our career page to learn more about where UC graduates have found jobs and the outlook on demand for business analytics careers.

What is Business Analytics?

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 Carl H. Lindner College of Business offers an online Master of Science in Business Analytics program that is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals. The program is designed to provide a flexible and convenient way for individuals to balance their work and personal life while pursuing a challenging and rewarding degree. 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.

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University to Business Scholarship Program

If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.

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