Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics Online

Stand out in one of the fastest growing business fields as a database systems expert with the ability to navigate internal and external data to make fact-based, informed decisions.

Apply by: 1/3/23
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Learn how our online MBA in Business Analytics program can help advance your career

Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

The online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics program from University of Illinois Springfield is designed for working professionals seeking to gain the proficiency essential for collaboration in the design, development and adoption of business analytics applications.

Our AACSB-accredited MBA in Business Analytics introduces you to a broad range of applications, technologies and processes necessary for gathering, storing, accessing and analyzing internal and external data. This knowledge further develops your abilities to analyze challenges and make fact-based, informed decisions that will influence improvement and efficiency.

Graduates of the Online MBA Business Analytics will:

  • Collaborate in the design, development and adoption of business analytics applications, technologies and processes in organizations
  • Utilize database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation
  • Integrate and apply technical knowledge including programming, website building, network communication and using crucial reporting systems such as SQL and other popular DBMS tools
  • Collaborate in the design, development and adoption of business analytics applications, technologies and processes in organizations
  • Utilize database design theory and development techniques focused on relational databases, including data modeling theories, theory implementation in CASE tools and data manipulation
  • Integrate and apply technical knowledge including programming, website building, network communication and using crucial reporting systems such as SQL and other popular DBMS tools

Career opportunities:

  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical/Business Architect
  • Software Developer

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

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Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,518 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506
*Total cost is estimated at $1,518 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180*
Per Credit Hour $506

Calendar

Check out our application deadlines and class schedules

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23

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Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements for the online MBA in Business Analytics

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts

Applicants to the UIS Online MBA must meet at least one of the following combinations for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No GMAT required for 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Bachelor's degree with a non-business major from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses BUS 501: Business Perspectives, ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting and ECO 315: Economics for Administration or their equivalents. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA with a minimum of three years of supervisory and middle-professional experience documented with three letters of reference.

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses

Take a look at our online MBA in Business Analytics curriculum

For the online MBA program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the conceptual foundations and practices of contemporary marketing as well as the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing function. Topics include situation analysis; marketing objectives; target market selection; and product, promotion, pricing, and physical distribution decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cultivate familiarity with a broad range of managerial as well as technical issues, technologies, and terminologies such as information systems high-level architecture and life cycle, information flow within organization, managerial decision making tools, data quality control and assurance, ethical and legal aspects of IS, and successful implementation of IS projects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the formulation of organizational missions and the implementation of policies and strategies to assure their achievement. This course focuses on the oversight of entire operations in light of stakeholder expectations and legal and ethical considerations. Capstone Course

Course Objectives

  • Develop and practice the ability to think strategically and define business strategy
  • Evaluate the effects of political, cultural, legal, market and socioeconomic forces and analyze industry environment
  • Conduct an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identify ways to create competitive advantage and superior firm performance
  • Develop business-level and corporate-level strategies
  • Analyze complex business problems, evaluate possible solutions, apply various frameworks
Any 500-level course within the College (ACC/BUS/FIN/MGT/MIS) is an acceptable elective except for ACC 505, BUS 501 and MIS 513.  Please make sure you meet the course prerequisite requirement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Database design theory and development techniques are covered where the main focus is on the relational databases. Topics discussed include data modeling theories (entity-relationship diagrams) and theory implementation in CASE tools, data definition language to create physical databases in commercially available RDBMS such as Oracle 9i, data manipulation language and Structured Query language (SQL) to manage data within the database, client/server, distributed and Internet databases architectures, form and report design using Microsoft Access database. The main goal is to train the students to assume roles such as database analyst/designer or administrator throughout their professional career. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) eligible. Access to the internet is required. Prerequisite: MIS 513 (may be taken concurrently).

Course Objectives

  • Express and explain the fundamental knowledge to become a Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Review and summarize current trends in database technologies and popular DBMS products
  • Design and develop working database applications
  • Use SQL as foundation to build a database-driven reporting system
  • Integrate and apply technical knowledge including programming, website building, and network communication on a database project

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Use SQL SELECT statement to retrieve data from an existing database
  • Describe and use Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • Analyze data requirements using Entity-Relation Diagram (ERD)
  • Build a relational database using a popular Database Management System (DBMS, currently, Oracle 18c, Oracle Cloud, and Oracle Express Edition 18c)
  • Build interfaces to interact with the relational databases through database access standards (ODBC, JDBC, and XML)
  • Use a scripting language such as PHP and JavaScript as well as Procedural SQL (PL/SQL) to provide customized features in a web-based reporting system
  • Understand the current development of database technologies, such as cloud, NoSQL, and data-enabled artificial intelligence
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth knowledge of several data mining concepts, processes, and techniques including both supervised and unsupervised techniques. Comprehension, application and evaluation of the data mining techniques will develop the expertise to analyze data for better decision-making. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MIS 542.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of supervised and unsupervised data mining techniques
  • Apply data mining process to transform data into information and further generate knowledge from information
  • Perform data exploration and visualization, and dimension reduction
  • Apply different supervised and unsupervised data mining techniques to generate meaningful insights from data
  • Evaluate the predictive performance of a data mining method
  • Apply data mining for business analytics to develop predictive models

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate the ability to extract and transform data and use dimension reduction techniques to prepare data for data mining to help in developing data exploration and transformation expertise
  • Demonstrate the ability to explore data and visualize the data using Tableau and/or SAS Enterprise Miner to help in developing data exploration and visualization expertise
  • Demonstrate the ability to use supervised learning techniques to generate meaningful insights from data to help in developing the expertise to create a predictive model using data mining tool(s); provide expertise to evaluate the predictive performance of a data mining method
  • Develop the expertise using unsupervised learning techniques for exploratory analysis and generating meaning insights from data using data mining tool(s) and technique(s)
  • Demonstrate the ability to use SEMMA (Sampling, Exploring, Modifying, Modeling, and Assessing) as a data mining process for business analytics, to develop predictive models; and evaluate the predictive performance including scoring of a data mining method using data mining tool(s)

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the gateway course to the MBA curriculum that introduces the core concepts in functional areas of management, marketing, finance and operations with an emphasis on application to business situations. Concepts are integrated through case analyses to pursue in-depth study of functional area topics throughout the graduate business curriculum. Other topics include ethical issues and the roles of globalization, diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation in business. *Only needed if you have a non-business UG degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Discusses relevant elements of statistics, microeconomics, and accounting as they apply to administrative justification of decisions. Topics include data description, probability, sampling, supply and demand, and fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting such as financial statements and profitability analysis.
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