Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics

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On-campus interaction one Saturday each month required


Credit Hours


≈ Months to Complete




Score is required, unless you qualify for a test waiver

Tuition / credit hour $596.80
Fee / credit hour  
Program $321.86
Course Material $50
Off-campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2022 rates.

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Designed for busy professionals looking to take their next step forward, the online Master of Applied Business Analytics will give you tools for success in business, government and public service careers.

With flexibility built into the program, students can choose from numerous innovative Walton College classes on business analysis, computing, data handling, and optimization. Students also can opt for a full- or part-time combination of classes to fit their lifestyle.

Students will learn to mine large data sets and break that information into actions to increase efficiency, boost productivity and plan for the future. Businesses need more analysts and managers with deeper analytic skills who also can clearly communicate those issues to supervisors and employees. This applied business analytics program gives you that.


Life / Work / School Balance

Students have options.

This online master’s degree for applied business analytics is offered as a full-time, one-year, 30-hour, non-thesis program or as a part-time, five-semester degree with six hours per semester.  The program includes one on-campus visit per month on a Saturday during the semesters to meet with faculty and peers to discuss your work.

Students in the part-time classes will start their first two semesters taking classes that will earn them a graduate Business Analytics Graduate Certificate. Students can use this certificate at work and as a waiver for the GRE or GMAT.


Innovative Curriculum

The master’s for applied business analytics delivers practical knowledge and skills so you can deliver data-driven results to your organization. You will be able to answer questions such as:

  • Where do we get that data?
  • How do we manage the data?
  • What is the data saying?
  • How can we create a model for real-world use from this data?

Core classes for the applied business analytics masters are:

Your elective courses can focus on the following:

  • Economics and forecasting
  • Financial markets and investing
  • Entrepreneurship and new ventures
  • Supply chain management
  • Retail and marketing strategy


Application Deadlines

  • April 1 - Early application deadline
  • May 1 - Recommended deadline for those needing preparatory IT coursework
  • July 1 - Final application deadline

Late applications may be considered on a space available basis. Email to schedule a meeting with an admissions adviser, a tour of the Graduate School of Business or a Saturday class visit.


Admission Requirements

All admissions requirements can be found on the Graduate School of Business Admissions Requirements page.


  • A GMAT or GRE score is required, unless you qualify for a test waiver. Please visit the Master's Program section of the University catalog for more information.
  • Unofficial copies can be uploaded for an initial application review (official copies are needed to finalize admission).

Prior to beginning coursework, students must demonstrate knowledge of fundamental topics in information systems. This may be accomplished by completing ISYS 511V with a grade of B or higher or by passing a proficiency exam.

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Success Stories

I knew that I wanted a higher education, and I knew I was interested in analytics. Looking at the description for this degree, it matched what I was looking for and interested in. I think it is extremely accessible and very beneficial to people who are looking for that education who are not within the direct vicinity of a university."

The University of Arkansas was an undoubted choice for both my undergraduate degree in supply chain management and my Master of Applied Business Analytics because I love “The Natural State,” and the Sam M. Walton College of Business is a premier program that opens so many doors for graduates."

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