Online MBA in Data Analytics
Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics
Colorado Technical University’s online Master of Business Administration-Data Analytics program is in alignment with the Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) and the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification. Our MBA programs received Tier One North American MBA School and Top Ten Global Online MBA School rankings by CEO Magazine.1 For the eighth consecutive year, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs are ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report.*
Accredited by ACBSP, CTU’s MBA core coursework is designed to help you develop a working knowledge of management functions, while the concentration is designed to provide you with advanced analytical skills that can be applied to collect, synthesize, and present information to support data-driven decision-making.
Manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Online classes start 9 times per year and run 5 weeks long.
CTU’s MBA program can be completed in as little as 12 months2.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Online Programs.
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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
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Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora campuses.
The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Data Analytics (MBA-DA) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program includes 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the data analytics concentration.
The MBA in Data Analytics degree program is designed to provide students with advanced analytical skills that can be applied to collect, synthesize, interpret, visualize, and present information to support data-driven decision-making to optimize strategic initiatives within an organization. Offering the data analytics concentration as part of an MBA allows a student to study data analytics from a strategic organizational perspective. The data analytics concentration is designed to combine the strategic knowledge of the MBA core with the statistical concepts of data analysis. This program provides students the opportunity to examine big data to understand organizational performance and communicate analytical findings to support organizational decision-making. This program is for students who want to learn how to examine data to understand business performance and support organizational decision-making by making objective decisions based on data.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours BADA610This course presents analytic strategies for decision-making within real-world business and organizational contexts. Topics include descriptive and prescriptive data mining foundations and techniques along with identifying trends, forecasting, and making data-driven strategic decisions within an enterprise. These topics help students grasp the value of the knowledge contained in the data gathered by an organization and its impact on its operations and strategic plans. Data Analytics for Business 4 BADA620This course examines time series analysis methods with a focus on business and organizational contexts. Students will have the opportunity to apply practical skills to discover the important features that must be considered when describing and modeling a time series for organizational strategic planning. In this course students explore time series analysis using the Box Jenkins ARMA (autoregressive moving average) and ARIMA (autoregressive integrated moving average) models. Time Series Analysis 4 BADA630The data analytics visualization and presentation course prepares students to communicate using tools of investigation to show meaningful insights that illustrate new trends or highlight patterns from the data. This course provides a foundation in the principles, concepts, techniques, and tools for turning enterprise analysis of data into insight. Topics in this course include presenting quantitative information to decision-makers and stakeholders, developing analytical stories, and avoiding the pitfalls of data misinterpretation. Data Analytics Visualization and Presentation 4 MGMT665This final course allows MBA students to demonstrate competency of integrating applied research by synthesizing ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking, and reasoning skills taught throughout the program. MBA Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 16
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT615This course focuses on constructing and evaluating financial models to enhance profitability in the manufacturing environment. Students will evaluate the cost structures, pricing, and the role the balanced score card plays in purchasing and manufacturing decisions. Advanced Cost Accounting 4 ECON616
During this course the student will study the practical aspects of both micro- and macroeconomics and how they are applied to the managerial environment. The students investigate the role of economic principles in management analysis and decision making: the study of demand, cost, and supply concepts from a business viewpoint; and the application of national income measures to strategic planning and the future.
Applied Managerial Economics 4 FINC615
Emphasizes management decision making utilizing accounting and finance concepts. The following subjects are addressed in the course: financial reports and metrics, financial analysis and planning, financial forecasting, financial markets, financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting processes, cost of capital and long term financing. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a financial strategy report and accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of financial analysis from either the academic or professional literature.
Applied Managerial Finance 4 HRMT620
Human capital management creates a paradigm to strategically look at people as the most valuable asset. This course provides a framework for students to integrate human capital management as part of the overall business strategy. By understanding, evaluating and integrating the human capital management model, the student will also be able to apply these approaches both domestically and globally.
Strategic Human Capital Management 4 INTD670The course analyzes the concepts of leadership versus managerial roles and responsibilities relative to societal expectations for ethical behavior and regulatory scrutiny affecting both leaders and managers in an organization setting. This course also differentiates among ethical decision-making processes and decision problems with ethical implications. Students examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting industry leaders and professionals as they work with various stakeholders of an organization. Additionally, students explore the code of conduct at work, methods to implement a code of conduct, and issues related to managing conflicts of interest within a decision making process. Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4 MGMT601This course emphasizes the application of descriptive and inferential business statistics to decisions made in a managerial role. Presented with a scenario, students focus on analyzing published research, databases, and statistics to recommend management strategies based upon business metrics. Business Analytics for Management Decisions 4 MGMT690
Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors. Course material includes methods to predict competitive behavior and develop and implement strategic plans to achieve and sustain a competitive profile in the emerging global marketplace.
Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 MKTG630
This course emphasizes the application of marketing concepts, tools and decision-making processes middle managers use in developing marketing plans, programs and strategies. Within the marketing strategy framework, it also examines market analysis and measurement, profitability and productivity analysis, product development, promotion and pricing strategies, the logistics systems approach and the marketing plan. The student will apply the knowledge learned by structuring and presenting to the class a practical strategic marketing plan.
Applied Managerial Marketing 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Total Credit Hours: 48
Accreditations and AlignmentsThis program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
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Admission RequirementsMBA Foundation Requirements
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful. Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete two MBA foundation courses (MGMT502 and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
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CTU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Data Analytics Degree Program is designed to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing potential opportunities in the workforce. This business degree program emphasizes advanced analytical skills that can be applied to collect, synthesize, interpret, visualize, and present information to support data-driven decision-making to optimize strategic initiatives within an organization. Students will examine big data to understand organizational performance and communicate analytical findings to support organizational decision-making.
As you work to complete your MBA, you will be immersed in courses where you will study these topics and much more: descriptive and prescriptive data mining foundations; time series analysis methods; and using tools of investigation to show insights that illustrate new trends in data.
Courses for the Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics start online approximately every five weeks. Completion of the CTU admissions process will depend on how quickly you complete the steps in the CTU online application process. You may complete the application process over the phone with an advisor or you may go online. Once you’ve completed the online application, you may hear from an advisor within the following 24 hours to discuss the next steps toward starting your degree program. Master’s programs may have additional entrance requirements that take additional processing time.
The Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics degree program consists of 48 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer.
As you study topics in business and data that are always being evaluated and updated to reflect industry-relevant trends, you will experience a curriculum through classroom learning and hands-on experience that aligns to industry standards and helps you work to develop skills that are applicable to the competitive global business environment.
The Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete two MBA foundation courses (MGMT502 and MGMT503). The foundation requirements may be waived if the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter.
1 CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum http://www.coloradotech.edu/about/awards
2 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.