What is 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.  http://business.uc.edu/graduate/masters/ms-business-analytics.html

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.
  • Three semesters, or four quarters, of college-level calculus through multivariate calculus. One course in linear algebra or matrix methods
  • A fundamental knowledge of computing, including 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 admissions review, official transcripts required when offered admission)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Official 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 as data scientists, consultants, consumer analysts and financial risk analysts.

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 more. 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 course must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

MS-BANA Electives (BANA)

Students are required to take 8 elective hours, four of which must be from BANA courses. Substitutions must be approved by the academic director of the program.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-BANA Electives (BANA)

Students are required to take 8 elective hours, four of which must be from BANA courses. Substitutions must be approved by the academic director of the program.

BANA6037 Data Visualization

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA6044 Applications Development using VBA

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7050 Forecasting and Time Series Methods

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA8090 Special Topics in Business Analytics

Minimum Grade: C

1 - 4
BANA7048 Multivariate Statistical Methods

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7045 Design of Experiments

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7095 Graduate Case Studies in Business Analytics

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-BANA-Business Foundations Courses

Students without a business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to four of the following courses.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-BANA-Business Foundations Courses

Students without a business undergraduate degree may be required to take up to four of the following courses.

MGMT7000 Organizations

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT7000 Foundations in Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7011 Information and Technology Management

Minimum Grade: C

2
OM7011 Management of Operations

Minimum Grade: C

2
FIN7000 Foundations in Finance

Minimum Grade: C

1
MKTG7000 Marketing Foundations

Minimum Grade: C

1
ECON7000 Foundations in Economics

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-BANA-Core Courses

Students must complete the following 11 core courses (25 credit hours). BA 7077 is only required for full-time students.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-BANA-Core Courses

Students must complete the following 11 core courses (25 credit hours). BA 7077 is only required for full-time students.

BA7077 Career Management

0 - 1
BANA7020 Optimization

Minimum Grade: C

3
BANA8083 MS Capstone

Minimum Grade: C

1
BANA6043 Statistical Computing

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7042 Statistical Modeling

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7046 Data Mining I

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS6030 Data Management

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7030 Simulation Modeling and Methods

Minimum Grade: C

3
BANA7047 Data Mining II

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7041 Statistical Methods

Minimum Grade: C

4
BANA7031 Probability Models

Minimum Grade: C

4

MS-BANA Electives (non-BANA)

Four of the eight required elective credit hours can come from non-BANA graduate courses. Selected courses are listed below. Substitutions can be made with the permission of the academic director.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-BANA Electives (non-BANA)

Four of the eight required elective credit hours can come from non-BANA graduate courses. Selected courses are listed below. Substitutions can be made with the permission of the academic director.

OM7083 Supply Chain Strategy and Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7034 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

Minimum Grade: C

2
FIN7045 Portfolio Management

Minimum Grade: C

3
IS7038 Managing Business Intelligence Projects

Minimum Grade: C

2
IS7012 Web Development with .Net

Minimum Grade: C

2
OM7061 Managing Project Operations

Minimum Grade: C

2
ECON8021 Game Theory

Minimum Grade: C

2
MKTG7012 Marketing Research for Managers

Minimum Grade: C

4
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.