Online Master of Business Administration: Business Analytics Concentration

Be the Driving Force of Business Decisions

Strong management is the cornerstone to any successful business. Your online Master of Business Administration degree can help you develop the real-world skills and experience you need to move into higher professional ranks. When you pursue a concentration in Business Analytics, you can develop your professional skills across all aspects of business, including finance, marketing, accounting and operations.

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Study 100% online

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Complete your degree in fewer than 2 years

No GMAT or GRE for eligible students

No GMAT required for qualified applicants

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.

What Does Our Business Analytics Concentration Cover?

Learn to enhance your problem-solving skills with data. Our Business Analytics concentration is designed to expand your financial and business knowledge. When you understand the technology, analytics and communication driving business decisions, you can optimize them for the future.

  • Study tech-data mining to solve problems by processing datasets and interpreting results. Learn to build robust data mining methodology that can be applied to real-world investigations.
  • Examine the data-driven approach to management. Analyze data and align quantitative-based decisions in your business career.
  • Gain current knowledge of optimization practices. Develop modeling skills to further your insight into a wide variety of business problems.

Your Career Options: Expanding Your Opportunities

Master of Business Administration graduates with a concentration in Business Analytics can gain a competitive advantage through the expanded knowledge of data and analytics. You can qualify for high-level leadership positions in business and technology, where the job growth for experienced professionals is steadily expanding. By pursuing a concentration in Business Analytics, your online MBA degree can evolve your skills and help prove your value to a range of employers.

Your Master of Business with a Business Analytics concentration can qualify you for the following roles and median salaries*:

Business Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 14%

Software QA Engineer

Projected Job Growth: 9%

Information Security Analyst

Projected Job Growth: 29%

IT Project Manager

Projected Job Growth: 9%

**Burning Glass job growth projected from 2016-2026

Admissions Requirements

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.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

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
PMBA 8317 Applied Data Management for Business Users 3 Credits
PMBA 8357 Business Analytics for Managers 3 Credits
PMBA 8902 Independent Studies in Business Administration 3 Credits

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.