Integrating data science, business strategy and management science, the study of business analytics is the newest concentration in the Lerner College.

In this field, you can expect to master the tools you’ll need to use data to leverage assets, optimize outcomes and predict future results.


MBA concentrations require 3 courses (9 credits) in a specific field. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated.

Required Courses

Choose 3 from:
ACCT804 Database Design
BUAD621 Decision Analytics and Visualization
BUAD622 Optimizing and Spreadsheet Modeling
BUAD625 Business Analytics Capstone
MISY631 Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY830 Business Intelligence Analytics
In addition to the 9 prescribed credits of the concentration, you will choose an additional 6 credits of electives.

Microsoft Excel Proficiency Requirement

Prior to enrolling in the business analytics major or concentration, you must demonstrate knowledge in the expert features and functions in Microsoft Excel. This includes passing a proficiency exam or completing an online course offered by UDEMY ($99).

Features and functions you must master include:

  • Sparklines
  • Pivot tables and charts
  • Macro operations

Career Opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Business analytics specialist
  • Manager of operations planning & analytics
  • Quantitative analytics consultant
  • Digital marketing analyst
  • Director of business intelligence

Admissions Information

Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

Admissions & Financial Aid