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Oklahoma State University
Analytics and data mining programs

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBAN)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBAN) offers hands-on application of data analysis in a multi-platform environment that includes deep exposure to SAS® tools as well as training using other tools and programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, Tableau, etc. Additionally, the program places a strong emphasis on soft skills and business acumen development.

“MSBAN curriculum is designed to produce the best in class advanced analytics and marketing data science professionals by focusing on holistic development of each candidate. In addition to classes, students are provided free trainings beyond their coursework in many advanced analytics topics as well as soft skills. This is the place where students’ work hard, play hard and make their dreams come true,” according to Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, Director of MSBAN program.

Placement Rates

90% of 2017 graduates received offers within 3 months from graduation with average annual compensation of $81,300 plus average signing bonus of $3,900

100% students received paid internships in summer 2017

Students’ Achievements

26 awards received by students for best paper or poster at conferences

44 scholarships and ambassador awards received by students at conferences

242 papers and posters published by students at conferences

Tuition and Financing

Limited number of merit based graduate assistantships are awarded from the second semester of the program. These cover tuition and provide $1,100 monthly stipend.

Many part-time opportunities and other financial assistance are available.

Admission Requirements

January 1st, 2018 is the Early Deadline

March 1st, 2018 is the Regular Deadline

Targeted to students with engineering, mathematics, statistics, science, information technology or business background.

Academic Program

37 credit hours for on-campus full-time students and 33 credit hours for working professionals (via online learning)

Plan of study includes coursework in Analytics, Machine Learning, Statistics, Business, MIS and Industrial Engineering

3 additional certificates in Data Mining, Predictive Analytics and Data Science jointly awarded by OSU and SAS®

Accreditation Information

Accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Degree: Master of Science (MS)

Major: Business Analytics (BAN)

STEM designated degree program.