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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Business Analytics - MBAn

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Master of Business Analytics

Business Analytics – MB6173 (online) & MB6174 (professional)

College of Business
College of Business Annex 351
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online/Hybrid

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview

The mission of the MBAn is to provide recent graduates of bachelor programs who may or may not have professional working experience with specialized skills to advance their careers.

The MBAn is designed to help career seeking or established working professionals to find careers within the domain of business analytics. The MBAn program will focus on applied applications of analytics within various business contexts. Within a business context, business professionals must possess a functional ability to summarize, interpret, and communicate insights discovered from data analysis. In today’s business environment, business professionals need more than these foundational skills. Today, business professionals must develop advanced technical skills to provide their organizations with valuable insight that can lead to better business decisions. For example, as data becomes easier to collect and store, databases are becoming larger and more challenging to explore. Larger sources of data require specific technical skills and these complex skills are in high demand for organizations. The program will feature software that is commonly used within businesses today. In terms of analytical methodologies, students will explore various topics within descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. In addition, students will also learn a variety of technical skills to manage and analyze data stored within databases, which could be structured or unstructured. In addition to the technical aspects of the program, students will also learn strategic uses of information systems and analytics.

The MBAn program is structured to help students with no prior knowledge of business analytics develop and enhance core competencies that are highly sought by organizations today. The program promotes career-changing and professional and personal development by providing advanced knowledge and tools to excel in the business world.

Expected time to complete the degree is 5 semesters. Online students are required to attend a minimum of one weekend residency in Athens over the course of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of business analytics across business disciplines.
  2. Select appropriate analytical methods to find solutions to business problems.
  3. Translate the results of business analytics into effective courses of action.
  4. Use critical thinking, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  5. Communicate data effectively and ethically.

Further Information

Online Program: https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/lpap-mban/?Access_Code=OU-MBAn-SEO2&utm_campaign=OU-MBAn-SEO2

Professional Program: https://business.ohio.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/professional-master-of-business-analytics/

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Online application with $50 fee
  • No GRE or GMAT scores required

International applicants must also submit:

  • Official TOEFL iBT score of 80 or IELTS of 6.5
  • General academic credentials evaluation (ECE or WES report; WES not accepted for Indian institutions)

Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.

International Students

This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours as follows:

Leadership Development Program

Students must attend a minimum of one weekend Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Athens, Ohio. Students in the hybrid (professional) format of the program will have other residency requirements at the Dublin, Ohio campus over the course of the program.

Culminating Experience

Students will work within multidisciplinary teams in a simulated business environment. For example, students within the MBAn program will be paired with students from Ohio University’s Online Master of Business Administration (OMBA). Students within the OMBA come from diverse backgrounds and have selected specific concentrations for their program requirements. In this simulated, online environment, students will help manage companies with respect to accounting, finance, operations, marketing, and HR through making annual decisions for companies operating over a number of simulated years. Students within the MBAn will analyze information coming from a variety of sources. For example, MBAn students will investigate financial statements, information regarding employee productivity, consumer perceptions, and changing market conditions. The intent of this exercise is to allow MBAn students to present their work to a diverse group of people in hopes that their analysis will be convening and lead to better decision making within the simulated environment.

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