Master of Business Administration in Data Analytics

The St. Thomas University Master of Business Administration degree is designed for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, responsible positions of management. The MBA program provides a balance between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of management and focuses on the needs of part-time students who may have special concerns because of their employment responsibilities. The MBA also provides an opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree program in as few as seven nine-week terms, i.e., less than 18 months.

The MBA in Data Analytics is built around the focus of providing graduates with an understanding of the technologies and methodologies necessary to create and manage big data storage infrastructure, large-scale dataset analytics, big data visualization, and big data applications in organizations.

MBA in Data Analytics Degree Highlights

  • Gain valuable business intelligence and experience as you apply advanced scientific theories to solve complex Big Data problems.
  • Become an in-demand candidate for the many exciting roles in Data Analytics.
  • Learn the communication skills necessary to help businesses interpret data and make strategic decisions

Career Landscape

According to the State of Business Intelligence Software and Emerging Trends from A Forrester Research study showed that business analytics is the fastest growing category of global IT software expenditures, and approximately 69% of businesses are interested in using analytics.

  • Our graduates will be able to find jobs in businesses as Data Administrators and Data Scientists
  • The demand to hire Big Data Analytics graduates is increasing
  • 73% of organizations have already invested or plan to invest in big data by 2017

If you’re interested in learning more about the exciting career opportunities available in the field of data analytics, check out our blog:

Top 3 Careers in Data Analytics –>


Core Courses – 24 Credits

Preparatory Courses (Required if lacking a business undergraduate degree)

ACC 500        Fundamentals of Accounting (3)

BUS 724        Foundation for Business Studies (3)

BUS 532        Statistical Analysis for Management (3)


Core Courses                                                                                                                  24 credits

ACC 770*       Managerial Accounting (3)

BUS 704        Policy, Planning and Strategy Systems (3**)

BUS 775        International Business (3)

BUS 750        Strategic Marketing Management (3)

FIN  751        Financial Management (3)

BUS 777        Data Analytics for Business (3)

MAN 700        Organizational Behavior (3)

MAN 510        Management Ethics (3)

Data Analytics Specialization – 12 Credits


Four* of the following courses:

BUS 536        Entrepreneurship 3

CIS 541          Fundamentals of Big Data Analytics (Foundation) 3

CIS 544         Data Mining and Machine Learning (Data Processing) 3

CIS 545         Big Data Warehouse 3

CIS 546         Data Visualization (Data Display) 3

BUS 792**    Business Internship I 3

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