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Online MBA in Business Analytics


Dig deep into the rapidly growing field of data analytics with the University of Mount Union’s online MBA in business analytics. Gain industry-relevant skills in data evaluation and assessment while developing hands-on tools of analysis and interpretation that will set you apart as an innovative problem-solver and game-changing decision-makers.


Courses in Business Analytics

With an online MBA in business analytics, you can balance your professional commitments with a degree program that equips you to develop solutions, take charge of strategic planning processes and optimize business operations. The convenient seven-week course structure (two courses per term) has start dates in May, August, and January, and you can tailor your program schedule around your professional and personal calendars.


  1. Business Analytics and Intelligence

    Data has become an important strategic asset in acquiring and maintaining competitive advantages in organizations. This course provides a conceptual and practical overview of analytical tools, techniques, and practices used to support data-driven decision-making in an organization. Spreadsheet modeling techniques will be applied for analyzing risk and uncertainty and to guide managerial actions under internally and externally imposed environmental constraints.

  2. Data Mining and Optimization

    The purpose of this course is to prepare students to use advanced data analysis techniques and software for decision-making. Application of fundamental concepts of data mining will allow students to model, test, and interpret data sets from varied sources. Students will critique the implementation of industry-specific analytical approaches and concepts in real-world situations.

View the entire MBA in business analytics curriculum

  • 36 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, seven-week classes per term (*credit hours)

  • $695 per credit hour

    The 2023-2024 cost per credit hour for the online M.B.A. is $695. (discounts available)

  • 6 Starts

    MBA has rolling admission in the May, August, and January terms

Career Paths with an MBA in Business Analytics

Bolster your career prospects with high-level expertise in data, statistics and computer information systems. Our graduates pursue a variety of managerial, advisor, analyst, specialist and consultant positions, from personal finance advisors to business intelligence analysts and marketing managers to management consultants.


Learn More About the Online MBA in Business Analytics

Mount Union’s online business analytics degree equips you to conduct cutting-edge research, evaluate crucial data sources, prepare vital reports, and optimize or forecast performance in a variety of sectors. The flexible course schedule ensures that you can maintain your current professional obligations while developing new potential in the fast-expanding field of business analytics.

Online MBA in Business Analytics Admission Requirements

  1. All Applicants:
    • Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
    • Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.
    • Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.
    • Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of a maximum of 500 words outlining the following: 1) career aspirations, 2) qualifications, and 3) rationale for applying to the program. This piece should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at a graduate level.
    • Professional Recommendation: Provide one recommendation from an employer or a former professor who is in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research.
    • Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Equivalent:
    • Students with a bachelor's degree in business (or those who have completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will not be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2.
  3. Applicants with Non-Business Bachelor’s Degree:
    • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree, or those who have not completed an equivalent of the business common professional core (CPC) at the undergraduate level) with a 3.0 GPA or higher will be required to take Business Foundations 1 and 2. The undergraduate CPC may also be satisfied by completing appropriate undergraduate courses



Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered for transfer credit. The course(s) must have been taken at an accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s), and only coursework earning a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit. Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing to transfer credits must submit an official transcript, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalogue of the respective institution; and may be asked to offer additional documentation (such as a course syllabus). To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, contact Dr. Anne Christo-Baker, Director of the School of Business at

TOEFL Requirement: Applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges.

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