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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Business Analytics Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $8,306 in state/$27,305 out of state*

Overview

Position yourself to meet the growing need for business professionals with superior data analysis skills, with the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This 100% online program will teach you how to gather, organize and optimize data to understand trends and forecast opportunities.

Gain knowledge of basic analytic software programming (including R and Python™), including how to import and export data, manage the data frame, and write basic scripts. You will study statistical methods for analyzing business time-series data and learn how to apply statistical tools to real-world data problems.

In addition to building your foundation in functional business areas like economics, accounting, marketing and management, you’ll gain experience working on a business analytics team with other online students—a hands-on opportunity to solve a real-world business problem.

Courses

To complete the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online, students must complete eight core courses and four business analytics concentration courses for a total of 36 credit hours. For students with non-business undergraduate degrees, additional foundation courses may be required.

To see the full list of MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online program.

To learn more about our MBA – Business Analytics online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers the advantages of a private school education without the private school cost. Tuition for the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online degree program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind—plus, you can pay as you go. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about our MBA – Business Analytics online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online students, the School of Business offers multiple start dates each year. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program’s start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA – Business Analytics online view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online, students must complete eight core courses and four business analytics concentration courses for a total of 36 credit hours. For students with non-business undergraduate degrees, additional foundation courses may be required.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no accounting background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review accounting before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the basic concepts of accounting with an emphasis on the evaluation of transactions and the preparation and analysis of financial statements including their use in the management planning and control process. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course equips prospective MBA students with the means and methods of quantitative reasoning through a concise and applied process, which includes introduction to the concepts of mathematical economics, mathematical finance, and business mathematics. The course will cover essentials of algebra with business and economic applications and essentials of calculus with business and economic applications. Upon completing the course students will be able to apply mathematical thinking and quantitative reasoning to solve problems in MBA-level accounting, economics, and finance, marketing, and management classes. The applications of concepts include, but are not limited to, Pricing and Inventory Control; Payrolls and Banking; Taxes; Simple Interest; Compound Interest; Annuities; Sinking Funds and Amortization; Accounting; Productivity and Costs, Constrained Optimization (consumer and producer theories); Market Equilibrium; and Elasticities of Demand and Supply.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before enrolling in required MBA courses. Intensive examination of statistical and graphical methods of analyzing quantitative information. Specific topics include frequency distribution, probability, sampling, T-tests, correlation, various graphic forms, regression analysis, and analysis of variance. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no economics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review economic principles before enrolling in required MBA courses. A study of the individual decisions in the market economy and an overall view of the operation of the economy. Specific topics include theories of consumer behavior, behavior of firms in various degrees of competition, and government regulation. Fiscal, monetary, and supply-side policies are discussed. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide a survey or review of basic Business Finance principles, including Time Value of Money, Financial Statement Analysis, Basic Stock and Bond markets and valuation, risk and return relationships and interest rates, and capital budgeting. Emphasis will also be on using technology to assist in financial analysis: Internet research, spreadsheet modeling, and the use of financial calculators. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an accelerated course designed for students with no formal undergraduate background or as a refresher course for students who desire or need to review the newest practices in marketing and management. Marketing topics covered include marketing concept; product analysis; consumer behavior; pricing; promotion; and communications. Management topics include the decision-making process tied to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizations. (This course will not count toward the 36 hours required for the MBA degree.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to and an overview of the essential elements of international business. Emphasis is placed on the application of behavioral and strategic management practices to global business environments at the graduate level.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will examine explanations of individual behavior, the nature of human behavior in groups, and organizational structures and processes, especially as they affect human behavior. Principles of organizational change and development will also be addressed. The course will rely heavily on analysis and solution of case problems in addition to text and directed readings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course details the role of marketing in the firm and its impact on the strategic planning process. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving marketing problems, marketing strategy, and current issues facing marketing managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course integrates knowledge from functional areas via management of a computer-simulated company and analysis of complex business problems. Case approach requires student involvement in decision making. Prerequisite: final term of MBA program or permission of MBA director.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course covers time-value of money, capital budgeting and structure, and other finance-related decisions for corporations. In addition, the course is intended to give the student an appreciation for the role of finance within the firm and the impact of financial decisions on society at large. Includes basic microeconomic principles, accounting principles and practical applications within the business world.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of methods of economic analysis applied to the modern U.S. economy. Emphasis is on microeconomics and managerial economics, such as theory of consumer choice and demand, theory of cost, outputs, industrial structure, and analysis of efficient use of resources within an organization. Macroeconomic analyses, including a review of monetary institutions, theory of GNP, inflation, and the rate of unemployment, will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course will teach intermediate-level quantitative skills in multivariate statistics, optimization, and decision-making which will be used in subsequent MBA courses. Topics will include multiple regression, multivariate ANOVA, logistic regression, factor analysis, and linear programming. Computer software will be used.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the student to management’s use of accounting data in the decision-making process. Topics covered include: Estimating Cost Behavior Using Both Linear Regression and Multiple Regression Analysis; Short-Term Planning With Constraints on Resources; Information for Production and Control Analysis; Capital Budgeting, and Segment and Managerial Performance Evaluation. It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC 5100 prior to ACC 5500.

Duration 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course covers basic programing procedures such as those in R, Python™ and other comparable analytic software. Topics include importing and exporting different types of data, managing data frame, writing basic scripts, debugging, reading from and writing to files, and conducting data analyses in business. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 (or equal).

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a review of statistical methods for analysis of business time-series data. Use of these materials for forecasting will also be discussed. The methods surveyed include smoothing methods, filters, ARIMA models, vector autoregressive models, and co-integration models. Prerequisite: DSC5050 or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course covers a variety of intermediate statistical tools used in business data analytics; it discusses ways to determine how well the assumptions that underlie these methods describe real-world data problems. Topics include multiple regression and diagnostics tests, categorical response models, cluster analysis, factor and latent variables analysis. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 or equivalent.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an applied course in Business Analytics that will bring together fundamentals of business analytics related to database management, data analysis techniques and business decision-making to solve a real-world business problem. Specific emphasis will be given on problem identification, data selection, model building, data-driven diagnosis, reporting and presentation on industry behavior based on the data. This course will give students the experience of working with a Business Analytics team. Prerequisite: DSC 5050 and at least one of the following three courses: DSC 5190, DSC 5240, DSC 5550.

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Admissions

The School of Business admission process is the first step toward becoming a difference-maker in the field of business. Find out the requirements for the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

MBA with a Concentration in Business Analytics Online Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for full or provisional admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Submit a completed online application
  • Pay a $45 non-refundable application fee ($60 for international applicants and waived for military members)
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA or 3.0 in all major courses or 3.0 in all coursework during senior year
  • GRE waived for 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA must submit an official report of satisfactory scores on an entrance examination (GMAT or GRE). Score: 400 or higher is the standard, but all scores will be reviewed as part of the admission decision.
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Tuition

The following is the tuition and fee breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics online:

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Required Fees Per Course† Program Tuition Including Per Course Fees*
MBA (in-state resident) $187.25 $561.75 $130.43 $8,306.16
MBA (out-of-state) $715.00 $2,145.00 $130.43 $27,305.16

* Total tuition with fees for students who have an undergraduate business degree and take 3 hours per term. Students with a non-business undergraduate degree may need additional foundation courses. The number of foundation courses needed and the total price may vary based on student background. Rates based on 2017/18 academic year.

† Required fees per course for students taking 3 credit hours per term. Students taking more than 3 credit hours per term may pay slightly lower fees.

Additional Fees

One Time Fees

Application Fee - $45 domestic/$60 international
Orientation Fee - $20
Haven Fee - $32
Graduation Fee - $90 (note, students will be charged an additional $25 if fee is not paid on time)

Students will be charged a $25 readmission fee after one year of non-attendance.

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Calendar

Course Start Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
10/23/17 12/8/17 10/9/17 10/16/17 10/18/17 10/20/17
1/15/18 3/2/18 1/1/18 1/8/18 1/10/18 1/12/18
3/12/18 4/27/18 2/26/18 3/5/18 3/7/18 3/9/18
5/7/18 6/22/18 4/23/18 4/30/18 5/2/18 5/4/18
6/25/18 8/10/18 6/11/18 6/18/18 6/20/18 6/22/18
8/27/18 10/12/18 8/13/18 8/20/18 8/22/18 8/24/18
10/22/18 12/7/18 10/8/18 10/15/18 10/17/18 10/19/18
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