The ability to turn hard data into smart business practices can mean the difference between a business' success and its failure. In Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Analysis program, you'll gain the deep analytic skills and solid business knowledge you need to turn facts into business processes and profit. You'll learn the value and methods of analyzing and communicating data as a decision-maker in any layer of business.
SNHU's MBA program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in just over a year. In the quantitative analysis MBA program, you'll develop the mathematics and analysis skills needed to take advantage of the technology that has infused businesses with real-time decision-making capability. This online degree prepares you to be an influential leader in the business world - one with the ability to make positive impacts on your business in a scientifically sound manner.
The MBA in Quantitative Analysis online degree program prepares you to be a leader in business, employing quantitative skills such as mathematics, probability, statistics and computer science to solve business problems. Throughout your coursework, taught by business-savvy professionals who are active in the corporate world, you'll be provided with hands-on training and elaborate study of business cases. You'll develop a thorough understanding of the challenges faced every day in the various areas of modern business and how the application of data-driven analysis can solve them.
In the MBA in Quantitative Analysis program, you'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MBA online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
Employees with a master's degree earn 20 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree and almost 80 percent more than those without a degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
Competition for quantitative analyst jobs is fierce - an MBA in Quantitative Analysis that combines the scientific method with core business management principles can set you apart from other "quants." Number crunching and data mining will not be enough. Successful quants will need to be flexible and have an understanding of management and business that reaches beyond their job roles.
Quantitative analysts will find their skills in high demand in all industries, particularly in the financial world, where data modeling is critical to determining the success of money movement. Furthermore, any business model that can take advantage of data-driven results - IT, logistics and traffic management, operations, etc. - will benefit from quantitative analysis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, management analysts will see job growth of 19 percent through 2022, and jobs for financial analysts will increase 16 percent by 2022.
The MBA in Quantitative Analysis courses are taught by faculty with advanced academic qualifications and years of practical experience with using data to drive business decisions. Faculty members take a practical approach to the subject, combining best business practices with deep scientific analysis techniques to determine the best course of action.
Upon completion of the Quantitative Analysis concentration, you'll be able to apply statistical analysis, management science and other techniques, interpret the results and make recommendations. You'll also be able to use spreadsheets and statistical and management science software for decision-making.
SNHU MBA students with non-business academic backgrounds may be required to take foundation courses.
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
This is an application-oriented course that will provide students with a working knowledge of the most commonly used Management Science/Operations Research techniques such as linear programming, integer programming, goal programming, nonlinear programming, network modeling, queuing theory and simulation. The students will learn how to combine the power of the management science and spreadsheets to model and solve a wide variety of business problems.
This course will provide the students with statistical tools and techniques that will enable them to make an immediate impact in their careers. This course will be realistically oriented and numerous business examples and cases will be analyzed.
This coursework may be exempt based on undergraduate coursework.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
This course will focus on the basic of business by introducing the student to the business environment, by focusing on the big picture, on identifying internal and external opportunities for growth, and resource management. The course will also present techniques for managers to stay current and to apply creative solutions to problems. The students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.
Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.
The course will focus on people management at all levels: individual, team, internal and external networks. Interpersonal skills will be focused upon, as well as strength finders. The students will learn conflict management, negotiations, and how to develop a creative culture. The students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, and align teams and individuals to a vision; as well as how to be an agent of change.
The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.
This course is a continuation of MBA-550 and it looks at corporate culture and social responsibility, on how to build a sustainable business and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also discuss personal ethics, in relationship to corporate ethics, governance and civic mindedness.
This course is a continuation of MBA-520, and it focuses on decision-making based on quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The course will hone operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers and other business combinations, debt vs. equity funding, capital markets, etc. The course will also touch upon foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade.
The course will focus on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including the governmental side (local, national, international), by diving into public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures and lobbying.
The course will present aspects of project management, monitoring and measuring KPIs; as well as taking advantage of technology to create automation and sustainability. Students will learn to collect, identify and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes. The course looks at technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business.
As the final stop in students' journeys toward earning their MBA, this capstone course integrates previous coursework and practical experience with a focus on authentic demonstration of competencies outlined by the program. Rather than introducing new concepts, students will synthesize and integrate prior learning to design or develop a capstone project as a culmination of their studies.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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