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.
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 emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
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 focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. 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 focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive 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 examines corporate culture and social responsibility, 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 examine personal ethics in relationship to corporate ethics, governance, and civic mindedness.
The course is a continuation of MBA 520 Accounting and Financial Analysis and focuses on effective business decisions using quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic and macroeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The students refine operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers, debt vs. equity funding and capital markets. In addition, students are exposed to foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI), and international trade.
This course focuses on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including governmental impact (local, national, international), by exploring public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures, and lobbying.
This course explores essential aspects of project management, the tracking and measurement of key performance indicators (KPI), and the use of current technology to create automation and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to examine technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business. In addition, students learn to collect, identify, and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the MBA program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
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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