Inform business decisions by integrating data science, business strategy and management science.

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 Geltzeiler Trading Center.



96% of all students rated their overall educational experience within the Lerner Graduate and MBA programs as excellent or good

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.

Program Requirements

MBA majors require 5 courses in a particular field. All courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated.

Courses (15 credits)

ACCT 604 – Database Design and Implementation (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

Prior to enrolling in the business analytics major or concentration, you should be able demonstrate knowledge of the expert features and functions in Microsoft Excel. We recommend completing an online course offered by UDEMY.

Features and functions you should 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

Top Lerner MBA Employers

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Admissions Information

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

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