Master of Business Administration with a Business Analytics Specialization Online

The online Business Analytics MBA from SIUE will help you capitalize on high-growth opportunities and prepare for advanced roles in information systems and more. Apply to this MBA program here!

Apply by 2/28/24
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 3/16/24

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Program Overview

Take a closer look at our online MBA in Business Analytics

Tuition

$18,940.68

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

36

Credit Hours

Whether you are looking to enhance your technical skills or aim to supplement your undergraduate background in other sectors, the online MBA in Business Analytics program from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides an affordable and accelerated path to career advancement.

In this accelerated, online business master's program, you will study business intelligence and analytics, marketing research, and more. The dynamic curriculum includes two embedded capstone courses covering practical application of strategic management and business analytics.

You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months, with no foundation courses required regardless of your undergraduate background.

Core course work gives you a basis of foundational skills with advanced applications. You will study decision-making, accounting, information systems and technology, managerial economics, corporate finance, quantitative analysis, government policy, and more.

Within our in-depth electives, you will examine business analytics concepts to support data-driven decision-making, along with SAP-based business intelligence to use and assess data, determine data needs, and generate and process reports. You may also tailor your learning to your professional goals by choosing from electives that further develop your knowledge of marketing research, marketing, economics, financial investments, database programming and more.

In continuously developing and refining the MBA curriculum, we work closely with some of the region's top business professionals to bring theoretical knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom. Many of those same leaders serve on our advisory board, as do alumni who ensure the course work is relevant, up-to-date and tailored to real business needs.

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • Identify and define business problems and generate and evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Implement a chosen course of action and evaluate its outcome in the context of a dynamic organization
  • Discern and appreciate the ethical implications of decisions, as well as the impact of the global environment on the management of people and processes
  • Integrate current and emerging functional knowledge into the decision-making process
  • Identify and define business problems and generate and evaluate alternative courses of action
  • Implement a chosen course of action and evaluate its outcome in the context of a dynamic organization
  • Discern and appreciate the ethical implications of decisions, as well as the impact of the global environment on the management of people and processes
  • Integrate current and emerging functional knowledge into the decision-making process

Career opportunities

  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Insights Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Marketing Manager
  • Customer Insights Analyst
  • Management Analyst
AACSB Accredited Program

The School of Business at SIUE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and is one of only two percent of business colleges and universities in the world to hold this accreditation for business and accounting. The School has been accredited since 1975.

Tuition

Choosing our business analytics MBA program is cost-effective

Tuition for the MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$526.13

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,578.39

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$18,940.68*

Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use Federal School Code 001759. For more information, please contact our financial aid office by calling 618-650-3880 or emailing [email protected].

*Tuition includes all fees and is subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to increase tuition and fees at any time.

Calendar

Important dates for our students

The MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

2/28/24

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

3/16/24

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/16/242/28/243/6/243/12/243/14/245/3/24
Summer I5/6/244/17/244/24/244/30/245/2/246/21/24
Summer II6/24/246/5/246/12/246/18/246/20/248/9/24
Fall I8/24/248/7/248/14/248/20/248/22/2410/11/24
Fall II10/19/2410/2/2410/9/2410/15/2410/17/2412/13/24

Admissions

How to apply to the SIUE online MBA in Business Analytics program

Admission to the MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization online program is based on a variety of factors including undergraduate grade point average (GPA), professional resume and previous work in other graduate programs.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.

Register quickly and easily – here’s what you need to know

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee
  • Submission of all postsecondary academic transcripts
  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in undergraduate coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in any graduate coursework*
  • Current resume demonstrating detailed post-bachelor's degree professional work experience.
  • Personal history information
  • All applicants with foreign academic credentials whose first language is not English must demonstrate adequate English language proficiency in advance of admission
    • Proof of English Proficiency: minimum requirements are TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent

*Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or lower in undergraduate coursework may be required to submit recent GMAT or GRE scores after an initial review of the application. Recently admitted students to the MBA program have had average GMAT scores of 520.

Admission to the MBA program is selective and based on a variety of factors. The program, at its discretion, may request GRE or GMAT test scores, other supporting documents, or interviews that demonstrate the applicant's ability to successfully complete the MBA degree. At least two years of work experience is recommended for students entering the MBA program.

Applicants should have grades in quantitative courses that indicate a high probability of success in completing the MBA program. A review of quantitative courses will be conducted by the MBA program director.

Program application materials may be uploaded during the application process, but official transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended, and test scores must be verifiable with the appropriate testing service. Please contact the Graduate Admissions office with questions regarding the application submission process at [email protected].

Review the SIUE Admissions Policy for more information.

Students who were not admitted may appeal. These appeals are handled by the MBA program director. Students seeking an exception are required to provide the program director with evidence supporting the reason such an exception should be granted. The program director's decision regarding the appeal is final.

Students are expected to enter the program with competencies in computer software and statistics.

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their MBA courses. Students who fall below this minimum will be placed on academic probation and referred to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. If the student is permitted to continue in the program, the conditions for continuance will be put in writing and communicated to the student. In addition, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to receive their degree.

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Courses

The topics you will study in our 100% online MBA program

The MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization online curriculum is comprised of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and 12 credit hours of electives.

In order to earn your MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization online, you will complete the following required courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the individual and group level dynamics of decision making focusing on non-quantitative issues surrounding managerial decisions and ethical dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding and analysis of financial and managerial accounting information to enable internal/external users to make informed business decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information systems and state-of-the-art information technology with a middle-level managerial focus.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Economic analysis of managerial decisions, business strategy, government policy, and regulation affecting business organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical concepts and analytical tools for solving problems and making corporate investment and financing decisions. Firm valuation, international security markets, and foreign investments. Will not count toward MA or MS in Economics and Finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Problem solving and fundamental quantitative methods to formulate and solve problems to support business decision making. Analysis of complex situations and communication of results.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Decision-Oriented overview of marketing management in creating value by analyzing customer responses for designing products, prices, channel and communication strategies for planning marketing effort.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis, formulation, and implementation of firm's strategy studied from a general management perspective. Interrelationships between the firm and its external environment are emphasized.
In order to earn your MBA with a Business Analytics Specialization online, you will complete the following business analytics courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Enterprise-wide data modeling, conceptual database design, entity-relationship and object-oriented models, physical database design, relational model, and normalization theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the concepts and applications of business analytics to support data-driven decision-making in organizations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Overview of business analytics and business intelligence using SAP tools, including how to assess and use data, determine data needs and generate and process reports.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the concepts, methods and applications of Customer Relationship Management. Students will develop an understanding of theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of customer relationship management.

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