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.

Program Requirements

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

Courses (9 credits)
Choose 3 from:
ACCT 604 – Database Design & Implementation
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics & Visualization
BUAD 622 – Optimization & Spreadsheet Modeling
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone
MISY 641 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY 648 – 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.

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.

Applying to the Program