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Online MBA in Business Analytics



Thousands of decisions are made every day through the evaluation and assessment of data. Each year, businesses worldwide process a vast amount of data, which continues to grow exponentially. Through hands-on projects and industry-relevant coursework, the MBA in business analytics at the University of Mount Union seeks to meet the anticipated demand for business professionals who are equipped to analyze and interpret data for effective business strategy and decision-making.

With the schedule of busy professionals in mind, flexibility and convenience will be embedded at the core of the program. A six-week course structure will enable students to complete two consecutive courses per term, allowing them to focus on one class at a time, if they choose. With start dates in May, August, and January, students will be able to stop and start as their schedules allow.

Career Paths for Graduates with an MBA in Business Analytics

The MBA in business analytics is designed for participants who aspire to develop managerial competencies related to data, statistics, and computer information systems to solve problems and deliver results. Professionals with an MBA in business analytics will be prepared for careers that require them to research and extract valuable information from data sources to gather insight, build reports, and optimize or forecast performance.

  • 36 Credit Hours

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

  • $695 per credit hour

    The 2021-2022 cost per credit hour for the online M.B.A. is $695. (discounts available)

  • 3 Starts

    MBA has start dates in the May, August, and January terms

Courses in Business Analytics

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 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: 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.

View the entire MBA in business analytics curriculum


Admission Requirements | Online MBA in Business Analytics

  1. All Applicants:
    • 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.
  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 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

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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