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Online M.S. in Business Analytics | OU Online





Leverage Data to Solve Problems

Offered through the nationally ranked Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma, the online M.S. in Business Analytics program is designed to provide maximum flexibility for you to complete your degree from anywhere.

The program focuses on statistical modeling, data warehousing and mining, analytical programming, forecasting, data visualization, and machine learning techniques for analyzing business organizations and performance. In addition to learning to leverage technical skills, students can tailor part of their program towards other crucial business topics such as cybersecurity, accounting IT audit, supply chain current topics, and generative AI.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Business Analytics Master's Degree

Strong Alumni Network

Graduating from the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma connects you to thousands of graduates. With a rich tradition and history, graduates have opportunities to network with Sooners already in the accounting profession through many formal and informal networks.

Cutting-Edge Tools

Students couple their interest in business with the enjoyment of working with leading-edge technology and computer programming. Students learn essential tools and techniques, including R, Python, SQL, Tableau, Excel, and VBA.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible, affordable online program designed for working professionals. Engage in discussions with professors and fellow students while you gain skills necessary for modern business environments.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation*


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more*


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field*

*Source: OU Online Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023

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Pursue Your Business Analytics Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

Designed for working professionals, the Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 100% online, 32-credit program that offers convenience and flexibility for students working full-time. The program can be completed in as little as 16 months.

Courses are delivered in a hybrid format that includes synchronous, online delivery on weekday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. CT, allowing students to interact with professors and classmates in real-time. Some courses are delivered asynchronously through recorded lectures.

Students can choose either a fall or spring start. Both starting options (fall or spring) begin with the following four core courses:

  • Intro to Management Information Systems
  • Quantitative Analysis 1
  • Database Design and Administration
  • Python 1
  • Intro to MIS
  • Quantitative Analysis 1
  • Database Design
  • Python 1
  • Analytics Programming (Python 2) 
  • Analytics Programming (R)
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Social Analytics
  • Digital Innovation
  • ERP Business Processes
  • Principles of Data Warehousing
  • Management of Business Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity 1
  • Cybersecurity 2
  • Accounting IT Audit
  • Generative AI
  • Models, Analytics & Decisions
  • Current Topics in Supply Chain
  • Health IT

How to Apply

The Master of Science in Business Analytics program is highly selective. Applicants are not required to have academic or professional experience in the business analytics field prior to application. Although it’s not required, students would benefit from expertise in programming, writing code, use of complicated software, IT implementation, and general technical skills.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to apply. The committee will specifically review GPAs in quantitative coursework.  

To apply, students must:


  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement to help the admissions committee better understand you, your professional accomplishments, and your career aspirations.
  • GRE/GMAT score - Candidates may request a GMAT/GRE waiver if they meet specific criteria. Speak with your enrollment coach to see if you may be eligible. 
  • International applicants must receive a TOEFL score of 600 or higher on the paper-based test (250 on the computer, 100 on the internet-based test) sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to Institution Code 6879. 


The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form below, and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

Graduate tuition waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs. OU Online programs qualify for the OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver & Fee Exemption, and we encourage you to check your eligibility.  

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If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please get in touch with the Online Aid office by emailing or calling 405-325-2929.

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Same Academic

Like every OU Online program, the M.S. in Business Analytics is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an M.S. in Business Analytics degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $31,520 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.

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