Graduate Programs


The demand is growing in our increasingly digital world for experts who can interpret complex data to solve problems and drive business decisions. UToledo’s Master of Applied Business Analytics degree will give you the edge in this high-demand field.  

You’ll be well-equipped for the business analytics graduate program if you: 

  • Have demonstrated quantitative (quant) skills 
  • Enjoy problem solving 
  • Excel at organizing things and finding patterns 
  • Like applying quantitative methods to find solutions 
  • Are a focused observer who can predict trends 
  • Are comfortable interpreting complex data and using computer packages 

Our unique program requires you to take business analytics courses and choose a specialization in one business area. This practical approach allows you to apply your skills in-depth in one area. Your applied business area could be:  

  • Marketing 
  • Information systems 
  • Operations and supply chain management 
  • Finance 
  • Accounting 

Master of Applied Business Analytics (M.A.B.A.) 

  • Designed for career professionals who want to advance their careers and who work in a field where analytical skills are highly valued 
  • Required internship or faculty-guided project 

You’ll get experience with a variety of computer systems to analyze and interpret data, writing code is not the focus. 

If you don’t have an undergraduate business degree, you may have to take up to four additional courses before starting the master’s in Applied Business Analytics program. 

Top Reasons to Study applied business analytics at UToledo

  1. Unique program.
    We are one of the few programs in the area to combine courses in an applied business area with business analytics classes. This allows you to focus in one area to apply your skills. It gives you an opportunity to interact more closely with faculty in your specialty area. 
  2. Experiential education.
    Most of our business analytics courses include a class project. M.A.B.A. students must do a master’s project under faculty guidance or an internship (which may be  done with your current employer).  
  3. Flexibility.
    Take classes full or part time. Many classes are offered in the evening once a week. 
  4. The best and brightest faculty.

    UToledo business faculty are distinguished lecturers, professors and researchers with expertise in a variety of business fields. 

  5. Nationally ranked, accredited business college.
    Bloomberg Businessweek ranked UToledo's College of Business and Innovation one of the 100 best business schools in the country.
  6. Exceptional support.

    COBI has its own graduate programs office with dedicated advisors.


What jobs can I get with an applied business analytics degree?

Business analytics is a lucrative career, and demand is growing. Research shows there are substantially more jobs for business analytics experts than there are people to fill them. According to Glassdoor, data scientist is the No. 1 best job in America in 2019.  

Business Analytics graduates are hired as: 

  • Advertising and promotions managers 
  • Big-data architects 
  • Business data analysts
  • Computer and information-systems managers 
  • Data scientists
  • General and operations managers 
  • Logisticians
  • Management analysts  






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Last Updated: 7/15/24