Why Choose Rider for Your Online MBA with a Business Analytics Concentration?
Choosing the right school for you is an important decision. You want a program that will help further your value as a business professional. When you choose Rider University, you gain the opportunity to learn from our AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. You will explore the latest industry technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to drive results.
This program has one primary purpose — to get you ready for your next step. Our goal is to prepare you to compete and succeed in the business world. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or gain additional educational credentials, Rider can help you achieve your goals.
Our online Master of Business Administration is a great choice for those looking to enhance their career options. That’s why we do our best to make it as accessible as possible for anyone who has the desire to pursue it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Degrees earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. You may transfer up to 6 graduate business credits (2 courses) from an AACSB-accredited graduate program into the online MBA program. Transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A current résumé.
GMAT and GRE waivers available for those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 or has 5 or more years of professional experience. Waivers are also available for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited school or those who have passed a business-related, professional certifying exam, such as the CPA, CFA, CMA, etc. Other academic and professional experience will also be considered for waiver eligibility.
Accounting/business foundation courses may be required prior to the start of online MBA courses. These foundation courses may be waived based on academic and professional experience. All courses are available online. Credential evaluation is available prior to applying.
Note: International students cannot obtain a student visa if admitted to the online MBA program.
Why Earn Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Business Analytics?
Your Business Analytics concentration can help you gain technical skills in complex data analytics and database management. Designed by industry experts and top executives in the field, your MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics can prove your value to prospective employers.
By pursuing your MBA degree online, you can advance your knowledge and career potential around your busy schedule. Rider’s online degree platform can make your learning more flexible and accessible, helping you build the career you want.
- Gain access to dedicated faculty
- Enjoy the freedom of an online education
- Collaborate with classmates via message boards
- Nurture your future around your schedule
Pick a Start Time That Works For You
Your program has to fit around your life. So in addition to making our MBA degree 100% online, we also offer multiple start times throughout the year. Just choose the one that works best for you.
- Fall A – August 31
- Fall B – October 19
- Spring A – January 25
- Spring B – March 22
- Summer A – May 18
- Summer B – July 6
When you earn your Master of Business Administration degree from Rider’s AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business, you can expand your career opportunities and earning potential. Let us help you achieve your goals and position yourself for success.
How Many Credits Are Required for Your Online MBA with a Concentration in Business Analytics?
Your degree will consist of 39 credit hours. You can complete the entire curriculum online in fewer than two years.
- 30 credit hours in core courses
- 9 credit hours in concentration courses
Business Analytics Concentration (Choose 3 courses):
*All independent studies must be sponsored by a full-time faculty member and approved by the associate dean for graduate business programs.
|PMBA 8312||Business Intelligence Tech-Data Mining||3 Credits|
In this course, you can learn to solve problems/exploit opportunities by processing datasets, interpreting results, and deploying solutions. This course provides hands-on experience with these tasks. Upon this base of experience, you can build a robust data mining methodology that can be applied to real-world investigations. The course of study will include Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), statistical and machine learning techniques, and unstructured text analysis. You can learn to apply these techniques through the study of payroll, procurement, and expense report fraud. Cell phone and credit card fraud, credit and bankruptcy analysis, and customer relationship management will also be covered. This course applies to the Business Analytics, Forensic Accounting and Fraud & Forensic Accounting concentrations. This course applies to the graduate certificate in Business Analytics.
|PMBA 8317||Applied Data Management for Business Users||3 Credits|
Learn the benefits of data sharing in a business organization , the benefits of the relational database model, how data is structured in a relational database model, and how data can be accessed in a relational database using the structured query language (SQL). The process of formatting, loading, and accessing data for data analytics will be shown as well as the interaction with data warehouse schemas such as the star schema and snowflake scheme. This course applies to the concentration in Business Analytics and the Business Analytics Certificate Program.
|PMBA 8357||Business Analytics for Managers||3 Credits|
Business Analytics, the data driven approach to management, is essential to achieve effective business decision-making and competitive advantage. All business managers need to analyze data and make quantitative-based decisions in their business careers. The focus of this course is to equip students with a variety of data analysis methods and tools that are useful to uncover trends, patterns, relationships, and other useful information. The course will take a hands-on, example-based approach and introduce fundamental concepts as they are needed. Students will be using both Excel and SAS software. This course applies to the concentration in Business Analytics and the Business Analytics Certificate Program.
|PMBA 8902||Independent Studies in Business Administration||3 Credits|
Involves a program determined by the individual faculty member and approved by the program director. Written assignments are required as part of this rigorous academic experience. Students are eligible for a maximum of one independent elective and should have completed at least three breadth courses prior to the start of the independent study. Prerequisite(s): Completion of MBA pre-program courses and permission of the associate Dean of Graduate Programs.
At Rider University, we want to help you be persistent in your pursuit. That’s why we offer 100% online coursework so you can work toward advancing your career around your busy schedule.
You’re ready to pursue your goals. We’re here to help you do it. At Rider, we’re committed to your growth, transformation and leadership.