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MBA in Business Analytics Online

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Earn an MBA in Business Analytics

  • Under $19K total tuition
  • Earn credentials along the way
  • Curriculum revised in 2021
  • Program accredited by ACBSP
  • Can complete in about 1 year
  • Management analyst roles expected to grow 14%1

MBA in Business Analytics Program Overview

Combine a well-rounded graduate program with an in-demand concentration when you earn the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Analytics at Southern New Hampshire University.

"In today’s world, data is everywhere, including in management-style decisions," said Amelia Manni, MS, an adjunct faculty member and a subject-matter expert at SNHU. "This concentration allows those seeking their MBA to get a leg up and begin to understand how data works and best practices for implementing it into their decision-making."

This focused graduate degree program can prepare you for the application of tools and techniques of data analytics. And with these analytical skills, you can become a more valuable asset to your current – and future – employers.

"This program concentration offers learners a practical approach to business analytics," said Dr. Jessica Rogers, associate dean at SNHU. "Each course has been developed with a strong focus on the needs and demands of business today."

This program also has the potential to save you both time and money: By attending full time, you can complete the degree in about 12 months, and the 30-credit program costs less than $19K total.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze and interpret data to make decisions
  • Synthesize functional expertise, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship to develop and foster adaptable strategies for an organization
  • Evaluate and implement various models and processes in the design and continuous improvement of organizations and their practices
  • Lead and collaborate with stakeholders to cultivate globally aware and culturally responsive teams and organizations
  • Drive the creation and implementation of plans that articulate organizational culture, align with ethical and legal standards, and promote sustainable business practices

Looking for a degree that's more focused? SNHU also offers an online master's in business analytics program as well as an online master's in data analytics program.

Career Outlook

These days, data analytics is necessary for business. All business.

Amelia Manni with the text Amelia Manni"In a world of degrees that focus solely on the technical or business side, organizations are finding themselves with a gap," said Amelia Manni, MS, an adjunct faculty member and a subject-matter expert at Southern New Hampshire University. "One side cannot talk to the other in an efficient way. That is where someone with this business analytics concentration comes in. They have all the knowledge and skills around great management and business acumen as well as how to incorporate data and information into their decision-making. That is a game-changer – and a good skill to have."

The future for management analysts looks excellent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field is projected to grow 14% through 2030 – faster than the average for all jobs.1 That means almost 100,000 openings are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.

Plus, May 2020 data shows that the median salary for management analysts is $87,660, which is more than double the median salary for all workers.1 The highest 10% of analysts earned a median salary of $156,840.1

As a management analyst, you could have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. In 20201, they worked in:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services: 31%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed workers: 16%
  • Finance and insurance: 13%
  • Management of companies and enterprises: 5%

Monique Jordan with the text Monique Jordan"An analyst can work across industries in positions such as business intelligence analyst, market analyst, operations research analyst, sports analyst, healthcare analyst and more," said Monique Jordan, senior associate dean of business at SNHU.

Many management analysts work as consultants. The BLS projects that the demand will continue to grow, as organizations work to become more efficient. In fact, the increase could be strong in smaller consulting companies that specialize in specific industries or types of business function.1

Start Your Journey Towards an Online Business Analytics Degree

Courses & Curriculum

In 2021, Southern New Hampshire University introduced a completely revised curriculum for its 30-credit online MBA program. Just months later, it rolled out the business analytics concentration. That's a huge benefit for students, since it means you get to take part in one of the most innovative MBA programs on the market today.

"In each step of the curriculum building, we thought about what is needed in the workforce today and what gaps there are that this concentration could help fill," said Amelia Manni, MS, an adjunct faculty member and a subject-matter expert at Southern New Hampshire University. "We thought about the technical skills that students could face when they are on the job as well as how they can get that hands-on experience. ... This concentration really took what the industry is lacking – data-driven business professionals – and created a program to educate that next generation of data thinkers."

Manni was just one of a number of academics who helped create an MBA in Business Analytics program at SNHU.

Dr. Jessica Rogers with the text Dr. Jessica Rogers"Our instructional designers and subject-matter experts worked together to create a top-notch learning experience that guides learners toward creating real-world artifacts and addressing real business problems," said Dr. Jessica Rogers, an associate dean at SNHU.

Building off the 7-course core that's required of all online MBA students – no matter the concentration – business analytics students will take 3 more courses that round out the curriculum.

These include:

  • Business Analytics
  • Descriptive Analytics
  • Predictive Business Analytics

Within the courses are scenario-based assignments, which provide immersive, real-world opportunities that align with industry standards and business environment trends.

An added benefit of SNHU's MBA in Business Analytics program is the opportunity for credentialing.

Thomas A. Woolman with the text Thomas A. WoolmanLike the "AICPA Data Analytics Certificate program, which is available through this program," said Thomas A. Woolman, MBA, MS, MS, an adjunct faculty member and subject-matter expert at Southern New Hampshire University. "This offering is of great benefit to accounting and finance professionals of any size organization, from any industry interested in learning and applying data analysis techniques to help their organization make informed, data-driven business decisions."

You'll have the option to earn other certificates, as well.

"There are certifications along the way that students will earn that are a great way to boost their resume," Manni said.

Knowledgeable instructors can help you along the way, since they're well versed in what's happening with analytics today.

"Adjunct faculty teaching in the concentration are hand-picked for their experience in the field," Rogers said. "Our faculty bring a wealth of experience to share with our learners as well as have a passion to mentor."

Dr. Brian D. Letort with the text Dr. Brian D. LetortDr. D. Brian Letort, an adjunct faculty member and subject-matter expert at SNHU, agreed.

"Instructors who teach in this field are often skilled in analytics, but have been applying it to business opportunities for many years," he said.

Overall, the program at SNHU was well thought out – by data professionals, for future analytics specialists.

"This program and concentration sets a student up to learn skills with each class and implement them at work, if they are currently already in a role that they can use them, or create an arsenal of skills they can build their resume up with and get the job they are looking for to take that next step in their career," Manni said. "This program is designed for the student who wants to have that background in business and management but also be hands on and understand what it takes to get to those data-driven decisions."

Don't have a business background? No problem. Our MBA is accessible to everyone. Interested students must have a conferred undergraduate degree for acceptance, but it can be in any field. Those without an undergraduate degree in business or a related field may be asked to complete up to 2 foundation courses to get started. These foundations cover essential business skill sets and can be used to satisfy elective requirements for the general-track MBA. With foundations, the maximum length of your online MBA would be 36 credits.

Attend full time or part time. Students in the MBA have the option to enroll full time (at 2 classes per term) or part time (with 1 class per term). Full-time students should be able to complete the program in about 1 year, while part-time students could finish in about 2 years. SNHU students are busy, often juggling jobs, family and other obligations, so you may want to work with your academic advisor to identify the course plan that works for you. The good news is, you can switch from full time to part time and back again as often as you want.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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