2021-2022 Academic Catalog

MBA in Business Administration: Business Analytics

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Program Description

The business analytics concentration of the MBA program explores ways to analyze and interpret big data to make better business decisions and manage businesses more effectively and efficiently. 

Students in this concentration:

  • Evaluate and execute advanced forecasting principles using various modeling techniques to solve complex business problems. 
  • Analyze and apply big data management strategies using statistical tools. 
  • Describe and communicate the improved performance of business strategies using key business intelligence theories.
  • Apply data analytics methods to improve managerial decision-making using reporting and software applications.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Stephanie Adam

Delivery Mode

Blended or 100% Online


Cal U's business and economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.


Course Credits
Core Courses  
MBA 700  Business Foundations 3
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
MBA 720  Leading the Enterprise 3
MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 3
MBA 740  Business, Government and Society 3
MBA 750  MBA Capstone 3
Course Options (Specialized Courses)  
BUS 710  Applied Data Analysis for Business 3
MIS 720  Business Analytics for Big Data 3
MIS 730  Decision Support Systems 3
BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
Business Electives (500-level or higher ACC, BUS, ECO, ENP, FIN, HRM, MBA, MGT, MIS or MKT) 6
Total 36

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