Business Analytics (MBA)

Business Analytics (MBA)

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.

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Department of Finance Degrees Offered: MBA Master of Business Administration

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Additional Information

MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 Credits)
6200:601 Financial Accounting
6400:602 Managerial Finance
6400:655 Government and Business
3250:600 Foundations of Economic Analysis
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)
6700:691 Professional Integrity 
6700:693 Negotiations in the Workplace
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy
MBA Core Courses*(18 Credits)
6200:610 Process Analysis and Cost Management
6400:674 Strategic Financial Decision Making
6500:670 Management of Supply Chain and Operations
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations
6600:620 Strategic Marketing
6800:605 International Business Environments

*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

Concentration: Business Analytics
Required: (9 credits)
6500:571 Management Project 3
6500:644 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence 3
6500:663 Data Analysis for Managers 3

MBA Integrative Course

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

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.

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