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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. – Business Analytics

Our 36-credit, AACSB-accredited, STEM-aligned, M.B.A. – Business Analytics concentration will prepare you to solve diverse business problems that require the application of contemporary business analytic techniques.

What You’ll Learn

Business analysts and data analysts/scientists are among the most sought-after positions in the U.S. job market. Our M.B.A. with Business Analytics concentration gives you the skills you’ll need to analyze and implement data-driven business processes, form business inferences and predictions from data, and make optimal and robust business decisions.

Our program offers training on statistical analysis, data visualization, database management, machine learning, and social network analytics applications in different business functional areas including marketing, finance, accounting, operations, supply chain, and human resources.

You’ll become familiar with business analytics tools such as Python programming, SQL, Tableau, using them with real-world business case studies from different business disciplines to determine which dataset is most useful and how it can be leveraged to solve business problems and increase productivity, efficiency, and revenue.

Find out more about our transformational M.B.A. program

Career Options

  • Marketing Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialist
  • Project Management and Business Operations Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager or Agent
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
Tekisha Thomas (M.B.A. ’18)


Since graduating, Thomas has been a strategic account manager at Microsoft in the company’s advertising department, where she works alongside advertisers to understand their business objectives and help them to optimize ad campaigns.

Haji Sattar Mohammad Arif (B.S. ’14, M.B.A. ’18)

Finance House PJSC

Haji, a chartered financial analyst, secured his position as a credit analyst at Finance House PJSC in Abu Dhabi after working as an internal audit intern for KPMG while studying for his M.B.A.

Kyle Barry (B.S. ’07, M.B.A. ’12)


After working for Facebook, Kyle now leads the well-being team at sister company Instagram and is responsible for user security, safety, and anti-abuse.


Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.







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The School of Management’s Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and STEM certified.

How You’ll Succeed

The M.B.A. – Business Analytics program seeks to produce graduates who fulfill organizational needs for Business Analytics, by embracing ever-increasing diverse and complex data analytics knowledge to improve organizational performance.

Upon graduation from the concentration, the successful student will be able to:

  • Collect relevant data for the business problems and analyze it using an appropriate tool(s).
  • Develop appropriate models using analytics algorithms/tools to solve the business problems and provide insights.
  • Compare the effectiveness of relevant analytics algorithms/tools to solve an organization’s business problem and communicate results.

Some credits/courses taken in this degree program can be applied to the Business Analytics, Advanced Certificate or the Marketing, Advanced Certificate.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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The School of Management’s Master of Business Administration programs are accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and STEM certified.