Online Specialized Master in Business Analytics

Max M. Fisher College of Business

In a world powered by big data, performing sophisticated and systematic analyses of information is highly valued. The Fisher College of Business Specialized Master in Business Analytics (SMB-A) provides the know-how to effectively harness, interpret, and analyze this data. It equips students with an understanding of the science of data analytics and its implication for business innovation, productivity and growth. Although open to all students, this STEM-designated degree is targeted mainly at working professionals who are looking to acquire graduate-level knowledge and credentials in business analytics in order to accelerate their careers or execute a career shift into this growing field. 

The program uses a hybrid delivery format and features a required capstone project using real data – either from your current employer or provided by Fisher's corporate partners.

Please note: GMAT/GRE test scores are OPTIONAL for this program.

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Campus Requirements: 

The SMB-A program can be completed 100% online.

The program has a hybrid course delivery format, blending a mix of 75 percent online, asynchronous instruction with 25 percent Saturday-only class meetings, which students can attend in person on the Columbus campus or via livestream.

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Ethan McIntyre
Current Student
"The SMB-A program equips working professionals with the skills needed to thrive in today's increasingly data-driven business environment."

Sample Courses


Descriptive Data Analysis and Visualization

Competencies in translating real-world problems into forms that technologies can assist with, and to enhance the understanding of the dynamics of these problems.

Predictive Analytics

Examination of methods and techniques for building and testing prediction models.

Prescriptive Analytics

Examination of methods and techniques for causal inference for making informed business decisions.

Featured Faculty

SMB-A Co-Director, Distinguished Professor of Management Sciences
SMB-A Co-Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Hyunwoo Park
Assistant Professor

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