Specialized Master in Business - Analytics

Master in Analytics - Online or Blended

Master the descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics skills businesses rely on to drive innovation, increase productivity and inform decision-making.

The Specialized Master in Business - Analytics (SMB-A) program is designed to develop next-generation managers capable of leveraging practical approaches to analysis, informed decision-making and systems thinking. Our program equips students with real-world knowledge of how applied statistics, applications in machine learning and data visualization tactics can be used to inform advances in productivity, market position, and business innovation.

The flexible online format consists of core course work, electives and an integrated capstone experience.  Options allow professionals to acquire graduate-level knowledge and credentials in business analytics in as little as 10 months, or at a slower part-time pace.

SMB-A Highlights

Attend an overview webinar with SMB-A Co-Director, John Draper

Live streaming option: Earn the degree from anywhere

AACSB AccreditedThe SMB-A program has added flexibility for busy working professionals, which dramatically expands the program's reach beyond the Columbus Metro area. Students living 50+ miles away from Ohio State’s main campus can live-stream* Saturday sessions to complete the 25 percent in-person portion of each class online. This flexibility means eligible candidates can earn the degree from anywhere. Eligibility questions? E-mail fcob-smb-a@fisher.osu.edu.

Online Blended Learning

#25 best online master's business programs U.S. News & World Report 2024 (non-MBA ranking)

The Ohio State University is authorized to offer the Specialized Master in Business - Analytics program in all 50 states. For more info on state authorization requirements and disclosures related to online programs, visit our state authorization page.

Test-optional for applicants

SMB-A program is test-optional. Test optional means we allow you to opt-out of submitting GMAT/GRE test scores to be considered for admission. Applying to the SMB-A program as test-optional does not guarantee a favorable admission decision, and your application will be reviewed holistically. We encourage prospective students (working professionals and straight out of undergrad) to take the GRE or GMAT and share their scores with us if you think they reflect your ability and potential. 

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