Bring a strategic edge to your team.
Gain the knowledge and skills to transform big data into winning business strategy with an MBA specializing in Business Analytics from The University of Scranton.
You’ll learn from expert faculty and graduate with critical skills that are essential to an organization’s competitive potential.
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Make Information Your Competitive Advantage
As business continues to be more global and more digital, making sense of big data is critical to a company’s survival. And data is in no short supply, from point-of-sale to social media to international economics. But turning that raw data into successful strategy takes expert insights. That’s where you come in.
You’ll master the theory and skills business leaders need to optimize processes, increase value, and make decisions within an ethical framework. You’ll also gain a global perspective on business, and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal, and environmental factors.
And with tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.
Career Outlook: Add Value Anywhere with Analytics
Management analysts can expect high demand over the next decade as opportunities are projected to increase by 14% between 2018 and 2028. Median salary for management analysts is currently $83,610 annually, with the top 10% earning more than $152,760.1
Another role that would benefit from an analytics specialization is marketing manager, which has a current median salary of $132,620, with the top 10% earning more than $208,000. Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.2View Career Outlook
Curriculum: A Cutting-Edge Analytics Toolkit
Scranton’s online MBA with a Business Analytics specialization consists of 12 courses that combine foundational knowledge with hands-on learning to develop your skills. Topics include data mining, data visualization, statistical modeling and predictive analytics.
Guided by Jesuit tradition, our MBA is housed in the Kania School of Management, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Foundation courses are available for students needing supplemental education in areas such as statistics or economics, but may be waived depending on a students’ background education.
This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.Curriculum
Program Outcomes: Employ Analytic Skills
The Business Analytics specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:
- Harness the power of information produced by your business systems for a competitive advantage.
- Utilize data mining methods such as classification, association and clustering to gain valuable insights for improved decision making.
- Use business simulation and forecasting to guide project management, inventory levels, financial planning and revenue management.
- Design and implement databases with an understanding of query systems, methods of storage and access, data definition and manipulation and data security.
- Leverage business intelligence tools and data warehousing to inform business decisions.
We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, or a flex curriculum option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.
To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:
- Completed application
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
- Professional résumé
- 3 years of professional or supervisory experience
- Statement of intent
- 3 letters of reference — at least 1 from a supervisor or other professional reference
- A written response to a case study*
- No GMAT/GRE required
*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.
Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.Admissions Info
The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.
We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.3See Tuition
Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts
As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.
No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.Kania School Faculty
Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.Scranton Online
Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.Financial Aid Details
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.
Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.
The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.
The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.
Yes, the online MBA program offers eight concentration options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA concentrations here.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Management Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm.
- U.S. News & World Report (2019). University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-scranton-3384/overall-rankings.