MBA Concentration: Business Analytics

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of St. Francis offers a flexible curriculum that meet onsite and online that can be completed in only 12-18 months (if desired). A distinctive feature of USF’s MBA program is the student’s ability to start immediately in a concentration of their choosing. Every student choses a MBA concentration that best suits their career goals. For more information about the MBA program click here.

MBA Business Analytics

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MBA Business Analytics

Business analytics is a growing topic in organizations regionally, nationally and globally. “Ninety-eight percent of employers believe business school graduates need to know how to use data to drive decisions,” according to the recent “Year-End Poll of Employers” by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The Business Analytics concentration is designed to provide advanced skills and techniques that can be applied to discipline-specific and more general business problems. This concentration will leverage the importance of data analytics and enhances it with the business and advanced analytical skills that today’s organizations demand for decision making.

Required Courses (for Business Analytics Concentration) (12 total hours)
MBAD 637 Business Forecasting & Econometrics (3)
MBAD 638 Enterprise Resource Computing (3)
MBAD 639 Business Intelligence & Analytics (3)
MBAD 640 Data Mining (3)

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Career Focus

Consultant positions are usually available in the following positions:

  • Large consulting companies, such as Accenture and IBM Global Services, which provide consulting services to clients in many industries.
  • Small consulting firms that specialize in a particular area of industry, such as marketing, quality management, supply chain management, and health care.
  • Business analysts or internal consulting groups within companies that have interest in internal consulting assignments.

USF’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. Accreditation is evidence of USF’s commitment to teaching excellence, best practices and continuous improvement of programs.

For more information contact Jeanne Washburn, executive director, at or 815-740-3591.