Online MBA in Data Analytics

Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics

Analytics is changing the world, and applications of analytics are proliferating in every industry, reports IBM.1 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.2 For the fourth year in a row, 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.

Data scientists, according to IBM, play an essential role in pushing forward innovation and garnering competitive advantage for businesses. The company predicts that the demand for data scientists will soar 25 percent by 2020 with the data revolution in full swing and the possibilities appearing endless.1

Manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Classes begin online every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long. Learn more about CTU’s online MBA-Data Analytics program.

CTU’s MBA program can be completed in as little as 12 months3.

* Several CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best online programs list.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
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)

CLASSES START

  • January 07, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • April 07, 2020

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

Online MBA in Data Analytics Program Details

  • Program Overview

    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.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4
    ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4
    FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4
    HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4
    INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4
    MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4
    Total Credit Hours: 32
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADA610 Data Analytics for Business 4
    BADA620 Time Series Analysis 4
    BADA630 Data Analytics Visualization and Presentation 4
    MGMT655 Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

     

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  • Admission Requirements

    MBA 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 three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, 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 that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other 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 MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and 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.

    This program is not for students who are uncomfortable with mathematics and/or unable to analyze complex data.

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1. https://www.ibm.com/blogs/bluemix/2017/08/ibm-data-catalog-data-scientists-productivity/ visited 10/23/17
2. CEO Magazine, a publication of the International Graduate Forum http://www.coloradotech.edu/about/awards
3. 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.