Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics Online

Develop in-demand skills and advance your career in today’s data-driven work force. This innovative online program expands your leadership skills while providing the technical training you need to leverage data and provide business solutions.


Start Date:

12/29/20
1/19/21

Program Overview

$11,850*
Total Program Cost
as few as 12 months
Program Duration
30
Credit Hours¹

Designed to broaden your business foundation while building expertise in using analytical tools and techniques, the Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics online program prepares you to provide valuable insights that help increase an organization’s efficiency, productivity and revenue.

As a student in this online MBA, you will expand your decision-making abilities in strategic management, covering topics such as international business and marketing management along with managerial economics, accounting and finance. You will also gain access to hands-on exercises using a variety of SAP programs to learn predictive analytics tools, including Business Objects Enterprise and SAP Crystal Reports, as well as data visualization software such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau.

Ranked among The Princeton Review’s 300 Best Business Schools, the Lamar University College of Business offers you access to a powerful business school alumni network and a business education backed by AACSB International accreditation – the gold standard of quality in business education worldwide.

In this flexible online MBA in Business Analytics, you will:

  • Understand fundamental concepts of business analytics that help professionals make informed decisions based on data
  • Learn how to use a wide range of predictive analytics tools and data visualization software
  • Grow skills in using data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation

In this flexible online MBA in Business Analytics, you will:

  • Understand fundamental concepts of business analytics that help professionals make informed decisions based on data
  • Learn how to use a wide range of predictive analytics tools and data visualization software
  • Grow skills in using data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets

Program Advantages

  • 100% online courses allow you to study and attend lectures around your busy schedule with an accelerated, 8-week course format that enables you to graduate faster than in a traditional campus-based program. MBA students with an undergraduate business degree can earn their MBA in as few as 16 months.
  • Same nationally recognized faculty who teach on campus
  • Lamar University is a recognized leader in online education, providing students with opportunities to grow their careers through high-quality, affordable online degree programs
  • Lamar University's College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)—the international gold standard for business school accreditation
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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$11,850 Total program cost without leveling courses
$14,218 Total program cost with leveling courses

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

In addition to the textbook, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources are at the discretion of each professor.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Calendar

Our Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/29/20
Start Class:1/19/21

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring I01/19/202112/29/202001/05/202101/11/202105/11/2021
Spring II03/23/202103/02/202103/09/202103/16/202105/11/2021

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Admissions

The Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.





    ​Leveling Requirements

    Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take three leveling courses: ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 and FINC 5300. An optional self-paced leveling course, BULW 5300, is also available. All international students are required to take BCOM 5300.

    Students who are required to take an English proficiency exam prior to admission will also be required to take BCOM 5300. Students who score 7.0 or higher on the ILETS, or the equivalent score on the TOEFL, will be waived from BCOM 5300.

    In addition, the MBA director may require the following courses for students whose academic backgrounds in business administration, grade point average, or work experience are limited: BUAL 2310, MGMT 3320, BCOM 5300, MGMT 3310 and/or MKTG 3310.

    ​Pre-MBA

    The Pre-MBA program allows students to take up to 9 hours of graduate-level coursework to apply toward their MBA before taking the GMAT. In order to qualify for Pre-MBA admission, students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The GPA can be calculated using the applicant's undergraduate cumulative or last 60 hours. After completing your 9 hours you must submit an acceptable GMAT score to fully enroll in the MBA program.

    ​University Admission Requirements

    Applicants must meet at least one of the following standards:

    • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

      -or-
    • A total of at least 1,000 points based on the formula: (200 x the GPA of the last 60 hours of undergraduate work) + GMAT score = 1,000 or higher

    ​GMAT waiver

    If applicants qualify for the GMAT waiver, based on the criteria below, please complete the GMAT Waiver Form.

    Applicants with Business Undergraduate Degrees

    The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be waived for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA OR 3 or more years of increasing professional/managerial experience (with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA).

    Students who do not meet the academic requirements specified in the GMAT waiver will be required to submit a GMAT score, meet the MBA admission formula (200 x GPA) + GMAT = 1000, and submit a petition for re-admission.

    Send transcripts to:

    Lamar University Online Admissions
    PO Box 10017
    Beaumont, TX 77710

    OR

    Submit electronically to [email protected]

    Check to see if the program is offered to residents in your state before applying by clicking here.

    *All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

    Courses

    This MBA in Business Analytics online features graduate-level business coursework that covers finance, marketing, economics and data analysis in accounting, as well as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, data mining and predictive analysis, marketing research, and more. Students with non-business undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional leveling courses.

    For students without any previous undergraduate study in business, two leveling courses may be needed. One or both of the leveling courses may be waived based on previous academic credit. Students with undergraduate degrees in business from AACSB-accredited colleges will be waived both leveling courses. Students with undergraduate degrees from non AACSB-accredited colleges must have 6 hours of Economics with grades of B or better, 3 hours of financial accounting with a grade of B or better, and 3 hours of upper level Finance with a grade of B or better to waive the leveling requirements.

    International students whose admission to Lamar University required a TOEFL or IELTS exam will be required to take Business Communication (BCOM 3350) as part of their leveling requirements.

    *International students who needed a TOEFL or IELTS exam for admission will also be required to take Business Communications, BCOM 3500 as part of their leveling requirements.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include, Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    A survey of the financial management function in private business firms, with emphasis on major financial policy decision issues and the analytical techniques used to assist management in making those decisions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ACCT 5315, ECON 5300 or undergraduate equivalent.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasis on practical applications of business writing and speaking scenarios. Course covers how to write memos, letters, resumes, analytical reports, and how to give a professional oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
    BUAL 5380 or MISY 5340 will be selected in your core selection.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Application of accounting data in decision making; cost analysis as applied in the development of budgets and standards; accounting as a tool for cost and pricing; case problems, using the microcomputer as a decision-making tool, which require students to interpret and discuss their analysis in the context of managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ACCT 5315 or equivalent.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    With today's technology, companies are able to collect tremendous amounts of data with relative ease. However, the data are usually meaningless until they are analyzed for trends, patterns, relationships and other useful information. The course will provide you with a variety of methods to help you analyze data sets and uncover important information. But data analysis is often only the first step in solving a problem. Acting on the analysis to make good decisions is the critical next step. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and approval of advisor.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    A study in the depth of the principles and techniques of economics analysis applicable to the problems of business management. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, ECON 5300.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    A study of the financial policy of business firms along with the theory supporting that policy. Topics include capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and management of working capital, as well. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, FINC 5300 or equivalent.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course focus on analysis and planning of marketing mix on an international scale. The course focuses on the aspects of international marketing such as the international market, the identification of global opportunities and threats, the formulation of international marketing strategy, and the organizations and control of global marketing
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The capstone course for the MBA. Students are required to successfully complete this course to be eligible for graduation. The course assumes that the company success depends upon formulation of an astute "game plan" and the ability to implement and execute that game pan proficiently. The purpose of the class is to enable students to “think strategically,” consider the total enterprise, and to make long-term decisions in a global market environment. Prerequisite: Must be in last semester of course work and/or have approval of advisor.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide students an overview of the fundamental business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used to run organizations. The course will begin with an overview of business processes across the supply chain, and then will show how integrated processes create value, and finally the last third of the semester will be spent to demonstrate how these integrated processes fit into ERP systems by assigning students to participate in an ERP simulation system (ERPsim) strategy game.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An intensive study of specific marketing concepts and theories. Marketing strategies for the national and multinational firms are surveyed. Emphasis is placed on reading from current journals and other related publications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    Students will select three concentration electives from below.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will provide the student the opportunity to learn about data analytics as it applies to the accounting profession. Data Analytics is a topic of increasing importance for many organizations as the need for data-driven insights and recommendations grows throughout the business industry. This course provides in-depth coverage of data analytics, giving students hands-on experience working with different types of data and the tools use to analyze it. The topics covered in this course include but not limited to: Critical Thinking, Data Preparation and Cleaning, Data Modeling and Evaluation, Data Presentation, Audit Analytics, Generating Key Performance Indicators, and Financial Statement Analysis. Various software tools will be introduced to enhance students’ hands-on capabilities.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course addresses issues in the development, integration, and management of health care information systems. Specifically, topics in patient care systems, health care delivery applications, advances in health informatics and telematics, and health information resources management will be discussed.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course will expose students to business intelligence which is defined as the user-centered process of exploring data, data relationships and trends - thereby helping to improve overall decision making. This involves an iterative process of accessing data (ideally stored in the data warehouse) and analyzing it- thereby deriving insights, drawing conclusions and communicating findings - to effect change positively within the enterprise. BI is comprised of four major product segments: interactive query tools, reporting tools, advanced Decision Support Systems, and Executive Support Systems. In this course, we will use SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW), a major enterprise software applications for Business Intelligence, analytical, reporting and Data Warehousing (DW) solution. We will also use reporting with SAP Business Objects Enterprise and SAP Crystal Reports. Additionally, Data Visualization software, such as SAS Visual Analytics and Tableau will be used for this course.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course introduces students to the concepts of business analytics. Business Analytics helps professionals make informed decisions based on data. Students will use data visualization and data mining techniques such as clustering, classification, association, forecasting, and sequencing to discover hidden trends and data sets. Students will also use predictive analysis to anticipate future behavior to help make decisions that lead to desired goals. Students will gain hands-on experience with the latest predictive analytical tools from SAP.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    This course prepares students in data analytical skills pertaining to market research. Students are expected to develop skills in the JMP software program which will encompass the preparation of data for analysis along with various analytical techniques related to multivariate data analysis, such as multiple regressions, cluster, factor and discriminant analysis. Practical hands-on software exercises will be completed by theoretical knowledge based on course materials and the required textbook.

    *Price does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
    ¹ Pending final approval by the THECB

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