MBA or MS?
The Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 30-hour program that incorporates
the complexities of decision-making using quantitative and qualitative data and covers
timely topics including Data Management, Data Mining and Visualization, and Predictive
Modeling. The MBA program with a concentration in business analytics is a 42-hour
program that merges a practical experiential MBA with four additional classes and
is designed for students who want to pursue careers related to big data, statistical
modeling and predictive analytics.
The programs in the College of Business are accredited by AACSB and incorporate practical
and experiential learning taught by instructors with decades of real-world relevant
business experience. Many of our adjunct instructors manage multi-million dollar projects
while teaching. Our Business Analytics students are working professionals in their
field and are able to have immediate application of what they are learning. For international
students it is a distinct advantage to attend class with currently working professionals
in the field and the very businesses where they aspire to work. The Business Analytics
program is part of the STEM-designated degree programs that qualify graduates for
an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 17 months for a total of 29 months.
What are my career options?
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States may be facing a shortage
of 140,000 to 190,000 individuals with deep business analytic skills. There are a
variety of career options across many industries with a graduate degree in Business
- Business Systems Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Quantitative Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Pricing and Revenue Optimization Specialist