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.
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.
Business Analytics and Intelligence
Data has become an important strategic asset to gain and maintain competitive advantage for many 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. The course will cover up-to-date and practical spreadsheet modeling tools, which can be applied to a wide variety of business problems in finance, marketing and operations. Topics to be covered include simulation modeling techniques to analyze risk and uncertainties in business environments; optimization techniques to guide managerial actions under internally- and/or externally-imposed constraints; and real-world applications and cases.
Operations Management (OM) is the design, operation, analysis and improvement of the systems that create and deliver products/services to the economy. This course will focus on development of fundamental OM concepts, analysis of systems and management decision-making relative to the delivery of products and services. The course will cover a wide range of topics including forecasting, operations strategy, process mapping and design, queuing theory, inventory management, lean manufacturing and revenue management. There will be an emphasis on developing analytical and strategic thinking skills and techniques crucial for managing 21st-century operations in service, manufacturing and government organizations.
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
Degree/Credentials: Baccalaureate degree from a regionally or nationally 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.
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.
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
OTHER ADMISSION/ENROLLMENT RELATED INFORMATION
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 a regionally 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, Beeghly Hall, (330) 829-6560, email@example.com.
Online MBA in Business Analytic Curriculum
Legal and Ethical Foundations of Business
Strategic Human Resource Management
The School’s accrediting body, ACBSP, requires additional course coverage for applicants without adequate preparation in business at the undergraduate level. The following accelerated courses are designed to provide the required content that covers the essential foundations of an undergraduate business program. These courses must be completed during the student’s first year in the MBA program for students without an undergraduate in a business-related field and will be determined upon admission.
Business Foundations 1
Business Foundations 2
Business Analytics Concentration:
Students in the MBA in business analytics program study how to use data to develop solutions that enhance the strategic planning process and optimize business operations.
Business Analytics and Intelligence
Data Mining and Optimization
Managerial Information Systems
Business Analytics and Intelligence Capstone
Total Credits: 36–42
Online MBA in Business Analytics Accreditation Status
The University of Mount Union's MBA in business analytics program is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Online MBA in Business Analytics Estimated Program Cost
By choosing a flexible MBA program intended for busy professionals, you are also choosing an affordable education designed to boost your career prospects. The 2023-2024 program costs per term calculation are based on a student taking two classes per term at $695 per credit hour.
UMU alumni receive an additional 5% discount on tuition. To learn more about discount eligibility, please contact the graduate admission representative.
ONLINE MBA TUITION AND FEES
2023-2024 Academic Year
6 credits at $695 per credit hour (two, six-week classes per term)
Technology fee (per term)
Other expenses to be considered include a computer (if a student does not already own one or has access to one), books, supplies, exam fees, etc. Programs and/or courses may require additional fees.