MBA Major in Business Analytics
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.
Take advantage of career opportunities in a growing field, all in one central Delaware location — located within a few hours of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, the growing tech scene of Wilmington, Delaware and the financial centers of New York City. Learn from accomplished faculty, as well as your classmates’ own professional experiences in a diverse set of business fields.
Lerner’s state-of-the-art facilities are designed to foster collaboration among students, faculty and industry, such as the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center and the Lerner College Trading Center.
Additionally, the MBA with a major in business analytics qualifies as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) OPT (Optional Practical Training) program. This allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 24-month extension to their OPT period.
MBA majors require 5 courses in a particular field. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated.
ACCT 804 – Database Design (fall semester)
MISY 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics (spring semester)
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization (fall semester)
BUAD 622 – Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling (spring semester)
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone (spring semester)
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:
- 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
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News: Business Analytics
- The role of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in Business Analytics - In fields like business analytics that require an understanding of both management and technology, the term human-computer interaction (HCI) may come up on several occasions.
- Financial Services Analytics Ph.D. Research Spotlight - How can we identify and classify the real people and business opportunities behind these numbers?
- The Internet of Things: Interview with an Expert - You’ve heard the term before: The Internet of Things (IoT). But what does this buzzword really mean? And what are the ramifications of the IoT on the business world?
- MBA Course Spotlight: Data Mining for Business Analytics - The University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics will offer a new course MISY631, “Data Mining for Business Analytics,” this spring 2017 semester.
- New Business Analytics Minor & Foundational Course - With analytics becoming increasingly important in almost every field, the curriculum at UD’s Lerner College of Business and Economics is reflecting that change with the creation of both a new minor in business analytics at the undergraduate level
Learn more about MBA admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.