Acquire business analytics and data science skills
This program is designed to help working professionals who don’t mind doing some coding
and who do not want to pursue a full MS degree yet, but want to acquire business analytics
or data science skills. Expand your analytics skills by analyzing data with software
from major analytics providers like Alteryx, PowerBI, Python, R, SAS, Tableau, and
Working professionals admitted to this program can complete coursework in 12 to 18
months. The program requires taking 12 credit hours, and allows for the courses to be double-counted toward MS in Business Analytics and Data Science degree.
Required courses (6 credit hours):
BAN 5733: Descriptive Business Analytics
BAN 5743: Predictive Business Analytics
Electives (Select any combination to reach 6 or more credit hours):
MKTG 5243: Base SAS® Programming
MKTG 5253: Advanced SAS® Programming
BAN 5511-5561: Short 1-credit hour courses in Web Analytics, GIS Applications in Marketing
Analytics, Marketing Optimization, Customer LTV Models in Analytics
BAN 5753: Advanced Business Analytics
BAN 5763: Advanced Marketing Research Analytics
MSIS 5633: Business Intelligence, Tools and Techniques
MSIS 5643: Advanced Data Base Management
Other graduate courses as approved by the program director
Admissions requirements and deadlines
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, computer
science or other natural science and have the equivalent of at least a 3.0/4.0 undergraduate
Other students may apply for admission to the program; such applications will be reviewed
by the program director, who may recommend admission to the OSU Graduate College.
For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.
For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1 of the prior year.
All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted
by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete
at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation
letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.