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Analytics and data mining programs

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Academic Program - M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBAN)

The MS in Business Analytics (MSBAN) program offers students practical data analysis experience by applying knowledge acquired in classrooms to real-world business problems. This program exposes participants to hands-on data analysis experience using state-of-the-art enterprise level analytics software from SAS and Tableau as well as open source software such as R and Python, which provide great advantages in the competitive job market.

The MS in Business Analytics candidates may be required to complete knowledge prerequisites to strengthen their analytics skills. Knowledge prerequisites include programming skills (in either C, C#, C++, Java, SQL, Python), basic statistics and probability concepts and basic business knowledge. These prerequisites may be satisfied by prior coursework, industry experience, or a combination of courses and experience. The program director must approve any previous courses, experience, or combination. Students lacking prerequisites may be asked to complete additional courses beyond the minimum basic requirements of credit hours (at least 37 credit hours for on-campus delivery; or 33 credit hours for electronic delivery to working professionals).

Beyond core courses, MSBAN students have the option of taking specific set of electives to specialize in different career tracks such as marketing analytics, statistics, healthcare analytics, human resource analytics and so on as shown below. Beyond required coursework, MSBAN students are also expected to attend and complete several specialized trainings and boot camps as shown at the end of the plan of study.

  • Click here for a detailed plan of study for full-time on campus students
  • Click here for a detailed plan of study for part-time online students

In addition to the MSBAN degree, students enrolled in this program may also receive all of the following three certificates (depending on elective courses taken, credentials achieved, etc.):