MBA - Concentration in Data Analytics

Newman University’s MBA in Business Analytics will prepare you to stand out as a skilled data analyst and professional communicator. The demand for data analysts is growing exponentially, and it is a niche that not just anyone can fill. The effective analyst must be adept at discovering meaning and value in data and presenting the results with clarity and persuasiveness. Indeed, practitioners in this field work at the intersection of science and art. Alberto Cairo aptly refers to it as a truthful art. Newman University is excited to offer this distinctive program, as the art and science of data analytics extends our mission to empower graduates to emerge as leaders and transform society.

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Data Analytics Course Descriptions

BSAD 6433 Data Analysis & Visualization

This course will explore current trends in data analysis, with a focus on descriptive analytics and data visualization. Students will develop proficiency in designing and developing interactive digital dashboards using software such as Tableau Desktop, Microsoft Power BI, etc.

BSAD 6434 Data Programming

A graduate-level survey of current database technologies, with hands-on experience designing, managing, and querying databases. Includes training in SQL for composing queries.

BSAD 6863 Descriptive & Predictive Analytics

Students will deepen their understanding of data analysis processes, tools, and techniques, including both descriptive and predictive analytics. Students will advance their proficiency with industry-leading analytics and visualization software and refine their presentation and reporting skills.

BSAD 6873 Data Analytics Seminar

Advanced study of current trends, methods, and techniques in data analysis processes and procedures, culminating in one or more significant projects, designed to prepare students to play a leadership role in real-world analytics projects.

Looking for a Certification Instead of an MBA degree?

The Newman University School of Business also offers a Graduate Data Analytics Certificate. The certificate program is designed to be completed within one year and is for:

  • Individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to sharpen their skills  or for the MBA graduate. The certificate coursework can later be directly applied toward the MBA degree concentration.
  • Individuals who have already completed an MBA, or other graduate degree, can further develop their professional training by completing additional graduate certificates in any of the supplemental fields offered by the Newman School of Business.

View the Graduate Data Analytics Certificate Program