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.

 

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

 

Program Highlights

  • Fully on-campus program
  • Affordable
  • Year-round enrollment
  • No GRE or GMAT
  • Evening classes
  • Earn your degree in as little as 15-18 months

 

Tuition

 

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Tuition per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
Tuition $800 $75 $29,550

 

Start Terms

The Master of Business Administration offers six start terms throughout the year. Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more.

 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with the following required coursework or equivalents:

  • A completed and signed university Application for Admission
  • Official college and/or university baccalaureate transcripts from the institution where the degree was conferred
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher

 

Curriculum

Master of Business Administration: 36-45 Credits

Preparatory Courses (if required)

  • ACC 530 Essentials of Accounting: 3 Credits
  • BUS 532 Statistical Analysis for Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 724 Foundation for Business Studies: 3 Credits

Core Courses: 24 Credits

  • BUS 704 Policy, Planning and Strategy Systems: 3 Credits
  • BUS 775 International Business: 3 Credits
  • BUS 750 Strategic Marketing Management: 3 Credits
  • FIN 751 Financial Management: 3 Credits
  • BUS 777 Data Analytics for Business: 3 Credits
  • MAN 700 Organizational Behavior: 3 Credits
  • MAN 510 Management Ethics: 3 Credits

Data Analytics Specialization: 12 Credits
Four courses chosen from:

  • BUS 536 Entrepreneurship: 3 Credits
  • CIS 541 Fundamentals of Big Data Analytics (Foundation): 3 Credits
  • CIS 544 Data Mining and Machine Learning (Data Processing): 3 Credits
  • CIS 545 Big Data Warehouse: 3 Credits
  • CIS 546 Data Visualization (Data Display): 3 Credits
  • BUS 792 Business Internship I: 3 Credits

 

Graduation Requirements

For graduation, students need to earn a B or better in every course and attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Individual advising and answers to questions about courses are available by contacting the Program Coordinator.

 


Contact

Yasdanee Valdes Ed.D.
Yasdanee Valdes Ed.D.
Associate Director of Graduate and Online Admissions
Email: yvaldes@stu.edu
Office: (305) 628-6709