MBA in Business Analytics

Carroll University’s MBA in business analytics delves into cutting-edge technique and theory to empower your success in the age of big data. Information is power, but only once it has been corralled and understood. Carroll’s business analytics program is designed to meet the growing demand for managers able to master data analytics to meet and solve business challenges. You’ll emerge equipped with the skills and knowledge base to harness big data and make intelligent decisions. With Carroll, you’ll advance your career prospects and become a better leader, in as little as 22 months.

The amount of data is growing by an estimated 40 percent annually around the globe, and companies need skilled professionals to help them harness that information. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an above-average growth in jobs dealing with data analytics. Graduates with an MBA in business analytics find successful careers in finance, consulting, technology, health care, consumer products and the media and entertainment businesses. With this degree, you’ll be on the leading edge of this wave that’s about to transform business.

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MBA Curriculum

The Carroll MBA consists of eight graduate classes, plus a capstone applied business project (33 total graduate credit hours). Courses are offered in a convenient, eight-week format, so you can earn your MBA while you work. You may elect to complete two courses during the 16-week semester while being able to focus on each independently. You'll meet one evening per week in a traditional classroom setting, in addition to completing a flexible, online component for each course. The MBA includes a core curriculum of 8 courses dealing with topics such as economics, accounting, decision-making and business law. Your coursework will include practical, real-world examples that will immediately benefit you at work.

The Carroll Business Analytics Emphasis

In Carroll’s business analytics program, you’ll select from electives courses specially aligned to your needs and interests. Take a deeper dive into the operational and supply chain management issues critical to many industries or focus in on data analytics, predictive analytics and modeling. As a MBA student, you'll be a member of the Carroll University Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium increasing your opportunities to learn about the latest trends and expand your professional network.

MBA Core Curriculum

Finance

Get hands-on experience with managerial and financial accounting issues in segment analysis, asset acquisition, budgeting and more. Managerial economics is learned in an applied, problem-solving course, preparing you to understand effects that economic environments have on resource allocation in an organization. Take your financial knowledge to the next level in case-based projects related to capital budgeting, finance, cost of capital and more.

Marketing, Planning and Problem Solving

You'll develop skills in creating and evaluating marketing plans, strategies and implementation programs that drive business decisions. You’ll analyze approaches to corporate strategy and policy that optimize organizational success. Learn the foundational concepts and principles in the American legal system affecting businesses today. Become solutions-focused as you develop quantitative problem-solving skills using tools in statistics, data analysis and decision-modeling techniques. Apply those tools to foundational concepts in supply chain management including sourcing, demand management, distribution, logistics and more.

Leadership

Examine the theories and practices of leadership, management and collaboration, and apply them to solve complex business problems. You'll expand your ability to think strategically, to develop and present a compelling business case, and to motivate and inspire those you lead.

Core MBA Courses

  • BUS600 Managerial Economics
  • BUS605 Marketing Management
  • BUS610 Quantitative Decision Making
  • BUS615 Current Topics in Business Law
  • BUS620 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • BUS640 Advanced Financial Decision Making
  • BUS691 MBA Capstone I: Seminar
  • BUS692 MBA Capstone II: Project

Business Analytics Emphasis Electives (select three)

  • BUS635 Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • BUS670 Fundamentals of Data Analytic Methods
  • BUS672 Predictive Analytics and Modeling
  • BUS674 Data Analytics in Practice

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Admission Requirements

Are you ready to place a priority on your academic and professional goals? We’ll be with you every step of the way. Each MBA program candidate is evaluated individually, with an emphasis on ensuring readiness to successfully perform graduate-level work.

Applications and credentials for admission to the Master of Business Administration program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and as decisions are made on applications, applicants are notified through the Office of Admission.

Admission credentials must be submitted for processing to:

Carroll University
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Applicants must be eligible to return in good standing (be free of academic or disciplinary probation) to all institutions previously attended. Please note that at this time the Carroll University MBA program does not offer scholarships to graduate students.

Carroll MBA Program Requirements

Requirements for admission into the Master of Business Administration program include:

Domestic MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.

International MBA Admission Process

Applicants must comply with all admission requirements listed above. Selection decisions will be based on submission and evaluation of:

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Professional résumé
  3. All official post-secondary transcripts, including both graduate and undergraduate course work. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Carroll University Office of Admission.
  4. If the cumulative GPA is below a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), additional admission criteria apply and additional admission materials may be required.
  5. If academic work is from outside the U.S., an official course by course evaluation report from WES or ECE is required.
  6. English proficiency — If the applicant’s native language is not English, an official proficiency exam (TOEFL or IELTS or MELAB) is required and must be sent directly from the testing agency to Carroll University. The Carroll University institution code is 1101. Score results must be from a test taken within the last two years. Applicants who are citizens of or who have received a bachelor's degree from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Scotland, the U.S. and Wales.
    • Minimum required TOEFL score:
      • 79 (internet-based test) —or—
      • 213 (computer-based test) —or—
      • 550 (paper-based test)
    • Minimum required IELTS score:
      • 6
    • Minimum MELAB score:
      • 85
  7. Students in F-1 visa status must complete the Statement of Financial Support and submit a bank statement.

MBA Foundational / Prerequisite Coursework

Please see below for the specific courses that are required under each discipline. Applicants are not required to complete the prerequisite courses at Carroll.

Applicants may choose to test out of the subjects below by taking a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam. For full details on examinations and equivalencies, visit the CLEP page.

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