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

Today, “big data” is big business. In the business analytics MBA major or concentration, you will learn the data visualization tools and techniques to reveal the information contained in vast amounts of raw data. You’ll prepare for a job or career that uses data science to inform business decisions, optimize operations and predict future trends.

Take advantage of career opportunities in this growing field, in our central Delaware location — within a few hours of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City. Lerner’s state-of-the-art facilities foster collaboration among students, faculty and industry, such as the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center and the Geltzeiler Trading Center.

Additionally, the MBA with a major in business analytics qualifies as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) OPT (Optional Practical Training) program. The OPT program allows international students to work in the U.S. for up to 36-months after graduation.

Format

You can complete the Lerner MBA with a business analytics major or concentration on campus or online – the degree program is the same no matter the format. You can also take several online courses while enrolled in the on-campus program.

Program Requirements

The Lerner MBA’s core business courses and professional development classes give you a solid base of business management knowledge. Then choose a business analytics specialization option.

Major in Business Analytics

The business analytics major requires 5 courses and offers an in-depth study of business analytics.

Major Courses (15 credits)
ACCT 604 – Database Design and Implementation
MISY 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
BUAD 621 – Decision Analytics and Visualization
BUAD 622 – Optimization and Spreadsheet Modeling
BUAD 625 – Business Analytics Capstone
 
Courses vary in format and term offered. Your MBA advisor can help you plan your course of study.

Concentration in Business Analytics

The business analytics concentration requires 3 courses and offers a broad view of business analytics. In addition to the concentration courses, you will choose an additional 6 credits of electives.

Concentration 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 631 – Data Mining for Business Analytics
MISY 648 – Business Intelligence & Analytics (concentration only; this class may not be used for the business analytics major.)
 
Courses vary in format and term offered. Your MBA advisor can help you plan your course of study.

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

  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Capital One
  • Deloitte
  • DuPont
  • EY
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • PwC

Admissions Information

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