MBA Concentration in Business Analytics
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.
ACCT 804 – Database Design
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization
BUAD 622 – Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone
MISY 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY 830 – Business Intelligence Analytics (Concentration Only; this class may not be used for the Business Analytics major.)
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:
- VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
- Pivot tables and charts
- Macro operations
- Business analyst
- Financial analyst
- Business analytics specialist
- Manager of operations planning & analytics
- Quantitative analytics consultant
- Digital marketing analyst
- Director of business intelligence
Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.