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MBA in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Learn to use industry-leading software (including Esri) and tools to gain business insights from data. With your Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics, you’ll build the skills that employers look for—ones that apply in virtually any industry.

Build Skills for a Data-Driven Business World

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Today’s business landscape hinges on analytics. MBA courses in this in-demand concentration are designed to meet this need. You’ll learn to turn business questions into data inquiries, then visualize what you’ve learned to share new insights on business trends and opportunities.

Our MBA in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics graduates will be prepared to:

  • Assess a specific business problem and display an understanding and application of the appropriate types of visualizations
  • Create a project plan, including report specifications and documentation to ensure the accurate development of reporting solutions or dashboards

Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

A Better Balance for Work and School

Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

Start Sooner, No GMAT or GRE Required

Designed for working professionals, benefit from rolling starts and flexible entry - no GMAT or GRE required for admission.

Take Data To the Next Level

Dive into BIG data and understand purpose-driven visualization with this cutting-edge emphasis.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

What can you do with an MBA in Business Administration, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this master's degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE/GMAT. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.

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    MBA Program Curriculum

    For students seeking our Master of Business Administration degree, be sure to explore all avenues to shorten the time necessary to earn your degree. These include transfer credits, credit for corporate training, credit for certificates earned, and credit for military schooling.
    • ACCU 602
       Financial Reporting & Analysis

      3

      BUSU 610
       Data Analysis for Decision Making

      3

      BUSU 620
       Economic Analysis for Managers

      3

      FINU 607
       Financial Management

      3

      MKTU 605
       Marketing Management

      3

          OLCU 614  Leadership and Team Development 3
          OLCU 653  Creating an Inclusive Climate: Advocacy Strategies for Leaders 3
      BUSU 640
       Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

      3

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      24

    • Code Course Name Credits
      BUSU 670  Data Foundations

      3

      BUSU 671  Data Visualization and Presentation

      3

      BUSU 672  Project Planning and Data Modeling

      3

      BUSU 673  Project Implementation and Analysis

      3

      Total Credits

      12

    Meet Our Faculty

    Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
    Keith F.
    MBA
    My desire to go back to school was personal. Both my mom and dad graduated from high school, and I’m the first in my family to go on for my college education. I want to be a positive role model for my children. I can do all three – work, family and school; I didn’t have to choose.
    Brandy C.
    MBA
    Before, I was stuck in the process. Now I have the larger picture. I am more well-rounded. I would like to move to a management/leadership position and working on my MBA has made me better candidate.
    Sandra W.
    MBA

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Browse through frequently asked questions about business and related degree programs.

    Why get an MBA?

    An MBA can be beneficial in several ways. Earning one can help you achieve your long-term career goals, increase your earning potential, expand your professional network and even allow you to break into a new field. Need more inspiration? Check out these MBA success stories.

    What can you do with an MBA degree?

    Considered the gold standard in business, an MBA can help increase professional opportunities and even earning potential. Adding a specialization can help align curriculum with a certain career path. Example positions for MBA grads include financial analyst, risk solutions architect, health services manager, marketing director, benefits specialists and more. Explore your options by checking out our resource "10 MBA specializations and why you should consider pursuing one."

    What is an MBA in data analytics program like?

    In addition to the core MBA courses in finance and economics, students interested in data analytics can expect to dig deeper into data visualization, modeling and business applications using industry leading Esri GIS software. Graduates of the UMass Global MBA in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics will be able to synthesize multiple data sources to evaluate business trends. Learn more by checking out our resource What to expect from an MBA in Data Analytics.

    What is an MBA in finance program like?

    An MBA in finance provides students with the same foundational knowledge as a general MBA, covering topics like statistics, economics, leadership and marketing. But the finance emphasis also allows students to broaden their expertise in areas like stock market analysis, global economy, corporate finance and investment banking.

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