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The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Focus your MBA on a career with business analytics.

The Isenberg MBA with a Focus in Business Analytics offers a mix of general business and analytic elective courses to meet your specific educational goals. This focus is ideal for individuals interested in gaining a competitive advantage through sound use of data resources. Business Analytics is a crucial tool to guide business operations towards achieving strategic objectives in any industry, from healthcare to finance and retail. 

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Business Analytics Courses

MBA students are required to complete a total of 9 elective credits to establish an optional focus area. The following list of courses are a sampling of Business Analytics electives. Please note that these electives are offered on a rotating basis and are subject to change. Connect with your Academic Advisor for current course offerings.

Artificial Intelligence in Business

Business Application Development

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Data Management for Business Leaders

Ecommerce Logistics

Healthcare Data Analytics

Project Management

Quality Analytics

Salesforce for Marketing & Sales

Supply Chain Analytics

Web Analytics for Digital Marketing

Flex Focus Courses

Students may substitute up to 3 credits of Business Analytics electives with a “flex” designated elective. These flex electives are applicable to all industries and can be applied to all focus areas.

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Career and Professional Development Workshop

Data Management for Business Leaders

Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Business 

Negotiations Theory & Practice

Personal Finance - Basics

Personal Finance - Cash Management

Personal Finance - Insurance

Personal Finance - Investments

Project Management

Survey Development and Analysis

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Fall Start

Priority: June 1
Final: July 15

Spring Start

Priority: October 1
Final: November 15

Summer Start

Priority: February 1
Final: March 15

Priority Deadline Benefits

If you apply by the priority deadline for your chosen start term, you will receive several educational and financial benefits:

  • $85 application fee reimbursement on your first tuition invoice.
  • ​Priority access to course registration.
  • Additional time to plan finances.
  • ​Early access to upcoming career and professional development opportunities
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  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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#12 Overall
#1 Public in the Northeast
U.S. News & World Report, 2022
#21 Overall Online MBA Program
#21 Overall, #1 in the Northeast
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Fortune Magazine, 2022
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#1 in the U.S.
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