Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration Online Graduate Degree Program (MBA) - Business Analytics Concentration

About Business Analytics

Learn to leverage information into successful - and profitable - business decisions.

Enormous amounts of data flow into companies every day, accelerating the need for business analytics to turn this information into effective business strategies. Get on a fast career track as a business analyst with an online MBA business analytics degree from California University of Pennsylvania.

 Develop specialized skills and knowledge to manage data.

 The online MBA degree program curriculum in business analytics is designed to help MBA students:

  • Develop in-demand skills in a variety of areas.
  • Learn how to aggregate data into meaningful strategies to make better business decisions.
  • Study statistics, data mining, accounting, business, marketing, finance, management and more.

 Top sources from the U.S. government to leading business publications predict strong career growth in business analytics. Prepare for this career path by completing an affordable 100% online MBA degree at Cal U in as little as 12 months full time.


On target
Data analysts are in demand to help today's business decision makers turn data into decisions and profit. Your MBA courses in business analytics will focus on such areas as data mining and simulation modeling; business analytics for big data; decision support systems; and more.

Certificate option
In addition to the MBA degree concentration in business analytics, Cal U students can choose to earn an online business analytics certificate, which can be completed on its own, as an integrated part of the MBA, or added to the MBA program for an additional credential to boost your resume - and career.


14 %
growth in employment for business analysts is predicted through 2024 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
$350 million 
is being invested annually by the Department of Defense in order to equip military departments to manage big data.
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Degree Benefits

Study business analytics in Cal U's 100% online MBA degree program: Participate in courses anywhere, anytime and complete this program in 12 months full time. In-depth courses in business analytics will equip you to:

  • Use data to make better business decisions.

  • Examine innovative methodologies to read and interpret business data.

  • Manage big data for supply chains and other major companies.

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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U students in business analytics will be prepared for a range of strong and growing career opportunities in the coming years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 30% through 2024.

  • Job growth for business analysts will be particularly strong in smaller consulting companies in information technology or human resources.

Business Analytics Concentration - Online MBA Degree Program
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Big Data, More Jobs

488,500 new jobs will be added in the computer and information technology field by 2024 due to a greater business focus on cloud computing, and the collection and storage of big data. That's a jump from 3.9 million to about 4.4 million jobs.

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Cal U offers various student clubs to promote business networking and leadership development: Economic Club, Finance Club, Student Marketing Association, Student Accounting Association and Leadership Club.

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Expert Faculty

MBA faculty represents a wide range of specialized expertise in business, ranging from new firm startups and entrepreneurship to U.S. and Chinese millennial e-shopping habits, HR management, cybersecurity, and more. All MBA faculty members have earned their doctorates, and many have career experience in their fields.

MBA - Business Analytics Courses

100% online courses provide students with state-of-the-art courses that develop the skills in the growing field of data mining, data analysis, and more. Classes begin in fall, spring and summer.



Course Credits
Core Courses  
ACC 711  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 771  Quantitative Methods 3
BUS 799  Strategic Management 3
ECO 716  Applied Economic Analysis 3
FIN 711  Corporate Finance 3
HRM 711  Human Resource Management 3
MGT 751  International Business Management 3
MKT 711  Marketing Management  3
Concentration Courses  
BUS 782  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
MGT 783  Business Analytics for Big Data 3
MGT 784  Decision Support Systems  3
Electives (choose 3 credits)  
MAT 603  Big Data Tools 3
MAT 604  Big Data Analytics  3
PSA 671  Advanced Multivariate Statistics 3
PSA 715  Advanced Time Series and Stochastic Process 3
PSA 725  Data Mining and Simulation Modeling  3
Total 36
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave. 
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email ( or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

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Additional Resources

MBA Program Overview

More Data Means More Jobs

Top 10 Reasons to Get an MBA

MBA: The Path to Promotion

Why Earn Your MBA Online

ROI for an MBA

Affordable MBA

MBA - Business Analytics Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. John Michaels

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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