Business analytics and data science provides working professionals with hands-on data
analysis experience using state-of-the-art enterprise-level analytics software as
well as open-source software providing great advantages in the competitive job market.
Spears Business has strong relationships with major analytics providers like SAS,
Teradata and IBM and is known as one of the nation’s top business analytics programs,
developing the first analytics certificate program in the nation in 2004.
in Business Analytics and Data Scienceprogram requires 37 credit hours, and graduates typically find employment as data scientists, data/business analysts or consultants, or statistical analysts.
Specialized options are available in marketing analytics, healthcare analytics, advanced
data science or cybersecurity analytics.
Admissions are decided on a holistic approach with successful candidates meeting the
GMAT or GRE are required with minimum recommended scores above the 51st percentile in each of the test areas.
Work experience is considered during the application review process and is strongly
encouraged. Those with five-plus years of relevant work experience may be allowed
Priority deadline, Jan. 15; Final deadline, March 1. Admissions for the fall semester only for on-campus students.
Applications completed after the final deadline will be considered based on availability
(for domestic students only).
For international students, a TOEFL or IELTS score may be required for admission to
OSU, as indicated by the Graduate College. If a TOEFL/IELTS is required, the minimum TOEFL score for admission is 89 ibt and
the minimum IELTS score is 6.5.