Why study Business Administration Business Analytics?

The University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Business Analytics program provides you with expertise in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. That is one of the many reasons why the University of Cincinnati MS in Business Analytics has been ranked among the Top 10 business analytics programs in the United States and why many of our graduates are working as business analysts and data scientists at world-leading companies such as Google, Disney, Procter & Gamble and Facebook.  

The Lindner MS program in Business Analytics seeks full-time and part-time students with quantitative or technical backgrounds (mathematics, engineering, statistics, science, economics, etc.) who are interested in pursuing careers in the fields of business analytics and data science. Work experience is not required to enter the program which can be completed in less than a year.

Note: The MS-Business Analytics program is recognized as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution or U.S. equivalent 
  • Three semesters, or four quarters, of university-level calculus, including multivariate calculus, and one course in linear algebra or matrix methods
  • A fundamental knowledge of computing, including a facility in a procedural programming language like C, C++, Java, Matlab, Python, R, Ruby, SAS, or Visual Basic 
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are used for admission review, official transcripts are required when offered admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Official Duolingo, TOEFL, or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

More than 90% of graduates are employed within three months of graduation.

Students are hired by leading employers such as Amazon, Disney, U.S. Bank, IBM, Kroger, Macy’s, Morgan Stanley, and Procter & Gamble.

Recent graduates have accepted jobs in a wide variety of fields such as data science, consultancy, consumer analysis, and financial risk analysis.

As part of our continual focus on the real-world application of classroom learnings, corporate partners visit the University of Cincinnati campus each week to present seminars, to recruit, and to interview our Master of Science in Business Analytics students.

The degree of Master of Science in Business Analytics is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. The degree must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program. All students must contract for graduation and be enrolled for at least one credit hour of study each academic year. Students must also be registered for at least one credit hour in the year of graduation.

Students can transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited university. The courses must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

English Language Proficiency Score Minimums: 

  • TOEFL: 95 iBT
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 110
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business has held AACSB accreditation continuously since 1917. AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.

Contact Information

Bill Gregory
1337 Lindner Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0020
(513) 556-5415

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Program Code: 22MAS-BABA-MS