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MBA: Business Analytics Specialization

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $965
  • Credit Hours 36-48

Program Benefits

  • Leverage big data to gain insights into business problems
  • No GMAT/GRE required and no application fee
  • $78,295 median salary for business intelligence analysts
  • Earn your MBA 100% online

Make Information Your Competitive Advantage

As business continues to be more global and more digital, making sense of big data is critical to a company’s survival. And data is in no short supply, from point-of-sale to social media to international economics. But turning that raw data into a successful strategy takes expert insights. That’s where you come in.

Gain the knowledge and skills to transform big data into winning business strategy with an MBA specializing in Business Analytics from The University of Scranton.

You’ll learn from expert faculty and graduate with critical skills that are essential to an organization’s competitive potential.

You’ll master the theory and skills business leaders need to optimize processes, increase value, and make decisions within an ethical framework. You’ll also gain a global perspective on business, and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal, and environmental factors.

And with tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.

Career Outlook: Add Value Anywhere with Analytics

Management analysts can expect high demand over the next decade as opportunities are projected to increase by 14% between 2018 and 2028. Median salary for management analysts is currently $83,610 annually, with the top 10% earning more than $152,760.1

Another role that would benefit from an analytics specialization is marketing manager, which has a current median salary of $132,620, with the top 10% earning more than $208,000. Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.2

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Curriculum: A Cutting-Edge Analytics Toolkit

Scranton’s online MBA with a Business Analytics specialization consists of 12 courses that combine foundational knowledge with hands-on learning to develop your skills. Topics include data mining, data visualization, statistical modeling and predictive analytics.

Guided by Jesuit tradition, our MBA is housed in the Kania School of Management, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Foundation courses are available for students needing supplemental education in areas such as statistics or economics, but may be waived depending on a student’s background education.

This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.


Program Outcomes: Employ Analytic Skills

The Business Analytics specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:

Available Specializations

We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, or a flex curriculum option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.

MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Finance

Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:

*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.

Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.3

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Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts

As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.

No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.

Kania School Faculty

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited – a nationally recognized credential and the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain – by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The online MBA program is housed by the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management.

Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.

The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.

The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

Yes, the online MBA program offers eight specialization options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA specializations here.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Management Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from
  3. U.S. News & World Report (2019). University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from