Business Analytics MBA Concentration

Concentration Required Courses

  • 6500:571 Management Project (3 credits)
  • 6500:644 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • 6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers (3 credits)

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)

  • 6200:601 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6400:602 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • 6400:655 Government and Business (3 credits)
  • 3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis (3 credits)
  • 6700:695 Gateway Internship*
*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.

Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.

MBA Proficiencies

Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:

  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheets
  • Writing
  • Quantitative Skills/Statistics

MBA Professional Courses* (6 Credits)

  • 6700:689 Leading and Influencing (Required in year 1, first semester) (3 credits)
  • 6700:691 Professional Integrity (3 credits)
  • 6700:693 Negotiations in the Workplace (3 credits)
  • 6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy (3 credits)

MBA Core Courses*(18 Credits)

  • 6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management (3 credits)
  • 6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3 credits)
  • 6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations (3 credits)
  • 6500:652 Managing People in Organizations (3 credits)
  • 6600:620 Strategic Marketing (3 credits)
  • 6800:605 International Business Environments (3 credits)
*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.

MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 Credits)

The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration Business Analytics MBA Concentration (9 credits)
  • 6500:571 Management Project (3 credits)
  • 6500:644 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • 6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers (3 credits)

MBA Integrative Course

  • 6500:695 Organizational Strategy (3 credits)
  • (restricted to students graduating within two semesters)

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.

For More Information: Department of Finance Degrees Offered: MBA Master of Business Administration

Program Contact: gradcba@uakron.edu

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DARS in My Akron for your program requirements.