Online MBA-Data Analytics Track

Data Is Exploding

Prepare yourself with new in-demand skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. In the age of information, the use of business analytics has become increasingly more important in both the academic and business communities.

Compete in the Global Marketplace

Study real-world company examples and strategies to gain a deeper understanding of the big data and analytics architecture.

  • Demonstrate analytical abilities to transform data into insightful, actionable knowledge, leading to better decisions and better business outcomes
  • Apply major aspects of data analytics from a practitioner’s or manager’s perspective
  • Innovatively implement business intelligence solutions using computer software tools and data mining techniques
  • Synthesize ethical issues surrounding data-informed decision making to compete in the marketplace with confidence, honesty and integrity


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Online MBA-Data Analytics Track Fast Facts

  • 100% online
  • 36 credit hours
  • Complete in as little as 1 year
  • Take one eight-week course per term
  • Six intakes per year

Admissions Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Current resume
  • No application fee
Upcoming Start Dates
  • Application Deadline: August 2, 2024
  • Classes Start: August 19, 2024 

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Online MBA-Data Analytics Track - Core Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the Online MBA-Data Analytics Track. For a full list, including concentration-specific curriculum, please download a brochure.

MBA 625 - Information Systems

This course focuses on various information and communications technologies. Students will examine how information systems are used to solve problems, manage data, and make better business decisions. Topics include management information systems, databases, ERP systems, cloud computing, and information privacy.

MBA 702 - Quality and Performance Management

In this course, students examine quality management as it provides the means for the organization to define its culture and support the constant attainment of stakeholder satisfaction through an integrated system of tools, techniques and training. Concepts and practices to effectively manage, measure and improve the organizational performance are also examined. Topics include a comparative analysis of influential quality theorists such as Deming, Crosby, Taguchi and others, application of various continuous improvement techniques, definition and development of individual, group and organization-level performance indicators and performance improvement systems.

MBA 745 - Analytics for Business Intelligence

This course provides review of business analytics and advanced business intelligence concepts. The emphasis is on conceptual understanding as well as conducting statistical analyses using available application programs utilized within the business enterprise. Students gain an understanding of the key methods of predictive analytics and analytics-driven solutions to facilitate decisions and actions. This course will practice these methods with hands-on analyses of real datasets. Topics include an introduction to business analytics, uses of statistical data, statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive modeling, and analytics driven solutions.

MBA 746 - Data Analytics: Managerial Perspectives

This course discusses business analytics tools and their application to management problems. Topics discussed include: types of business analytics, understanding the value of big data, business intelligence tools, the nature of analytical competition, analytics and business performance, the architecture of analytics and big data, and applied analytics and strategies. Real world company examples and strategies will be discussed.

MBA 747 - Database Strategies

This course presents the principles of database management. The course is designed to prepare business leaders to understand how data is stored, retrieved, and analyzed for effective decision making. Topics include database design, schemas, database manipulation utilizing SQL, database security, data integrity, and privacy issues.

Online MBA - Data Analytics Track - Careers & Outcomes

Online MBA in Data Analytics Salaries Infographic


  • 26% Growth Market (2018-2028)
  • $95,942 Average Base Salary for Data Scientist
  • Job titles: Data Scientist, Data Analyst

Source: Payscale, US BLS

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