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Online MBA - Business Analytics concentration

Serve Your Organization with a Competitive Edge

The online MBA – Business Analytics concentration will prepare you for success in competitive marketplaces with knowledge of data wrangling, predictive analysis, and data visualizations tools.

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  • Duration 12-24 months
  • Cost per Credit $660
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Gain advanced data analysis skills
  • No GMAT required for admission with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Affordable tuition
  • Flexible online format in 8-week terms

Tools for Essential Business Careers

The online MBA – Business Analytics concentration from Calvin University will prepare you to use large collections of data about people, products, and processes, combined with predictive analytics tools, to discover patterns and anticipate market trends and make informed decisions. Coursework will also focus on effectively designing and creating visualizations to communicate with and about data.

Designed for working individuals with full schedules, the online MBA in Business Analytics concentration can be completed conveniently on your schedule through Calvin’s digital learning environment. Discuss course materials with educators when it’s convenient, and complete your degree at a pace that fits your full-time schedule.

Career Outlook: Positions That Businesses Rely On

After completing the online MBA – Business Analytics concentration, you’ll graduate fully equipped to succeed in a variety of essential positions in business, including the role of operations research analyst. This position is currently growing at a rate of 25%, which is much faster than the average industry growth rate.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 25,000 new operations research analyst positions will be created by 2029.

Other career opportunities for graduates of the online MBA in Business Analytics include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Lodging manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources manager

Sales Manager


Sales managers oversee an organization’s sales teams. They are responsible for developing training programs that help employees meet sales goals set by the manager.1

Advertising, Promotions, or Marketing Manager


Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers are responsible for the strategies that create interest in products and services. They work alongside sales, public relations, and product development professionals to evaluate campaigns, establish advertising contracts, determine pricing strategies, and other day-to-day activities.2

Career Outlook

Curriculum: Tools for Business Leadership

The online MBA – Business Analytics concentration explores effective leadership, along with the collection, management, and processing of large data sets. As a student, you’ll complete eight core courses and three business analytics courses that include instruction on data wrangling, predicting, and more.

Course Spotlight: INFO 601 Data Wrangling

Collecting, managing and processing large data sets is critical to business analytics and data science. This course focuses on the core skills and concepts needed to pull data from a range of sources both inside and outside of organizations; to filter, transform, and combine data sets to prepare them for data cleaning and analysis; and construct quantitative summaries and basic visualizations.

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Course Spotlight: INFO 602 Predictive Analytics

Businesses leverage increasingly large collections of data about people, products, and processes. Predictive analytics provides tools to discover patterns and anticipate trends in such data. This course introduces the foundational principles of predictive analytics and provides a survey of a wide range of predictive methods, both battle-tested classics and emerging high-capacity deep learning models.

More Specialization Options

The online MBA program offers two optional concentrations that provide a competitive edge for your chosen business career path.

Master of Business Administration: Nonprofit Management Concentration

The online MBA in Nonprofit Management explores the essentials of leadership and how utilizing such skills in the nonprofit sector can benefit communities across the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The online MBA can be completed in as little as one year.

Yes. The online MBA offers both part- and full-time options.

The first step is to complete and submit the online application. Applying to Calvin’s MBA is free.

You can start the online MBA program at six different start dates throughout the year, flexible to meet your needs.

You can select a general MBA that consists of 8 core courses, a capstone, and 3 additional master’s courses of your choice (in consultation with your advisor) to complete the program. The two available concentrations – Business Analytics and Nonprofit Management – are optional ways to complete the full 36 hours for your MBA. Learn more about the curriculum for the online MBA by visiting the program’s curriculum page.

Once you complete the online MBA program, you’ll be qualified for a variety of in-demand leadership careers, including roles such as top executive, fundraising manager, administrative services manager, marketing manager, and more. Visit this program’s career outcomes page to learn more about the professional opportunities that await you.

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