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Online Master's in Business Analytics (M.B.A.)

Are you interested in using statistics and data to help your organization operate more efficiently and effectively? Businesses now have more access to data than ever before, and there is a growing need for business professionals and leaders who can analyze that data for the good of the company. Cedarville University's online master's in business analytics can help you enter this growing, in-demand field.

The Cedarville University fully online M.B.A. in business analytics coursework will prepare you to enter the high-impact field of data science. You’ll be equipped to use statistical tools to interpret data and forecast financial outcomes.

As with all our M.B.A. programs, you'll study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes:

  • Excellence in personal standards and discernment
  • Kingdom influence through serving others
  • Stewardship of God-given talents
  • Leadership with a servant's heart
Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions prospective graduate students have when considering an M.B.A. program.

M.B.A. Business Analytics Concentration

M.B.A. in Business Analytics Program Highlights

Accredited — Cedarville's M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).

General Business Knowledge – You'll build a strong business foundation through core coursework that applies in any organizational setting:

  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study (may be waived with undergraduate Bible minor or approved alternative)
  • Capstone Course
  • Executive Financial Management
  • Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
  • Legal/Ethics Course Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Design and Behavior
  • Quantitative Course
  • Strategic Marketing Planning

Focused Expertise – You’ll take four business analytics courses, giving you the tools you need to succeed:

  • Business Forecasting and Econometrics
  • Data Mining for Business Analytics
  • Data Warehousing & Visualization
  • Managerial Data Analysis

What Can I Do With an Online Master's in Business Analytics?

With a business analytics M.B.A. online degree, you can advance your career in the following professions:   

  • Data Business Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst/Modeler
  • Business Analyst Manager or Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Logistician

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.

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M.B.A. Preparing Students Well

Read a feature in a recent Cedarville Magazine to discover how Cedarville’s Master of Business Administration prepares students for excellence in the marketplace by rooting their education in a clear understanding of how to think biblically about every aspect of doing business.

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M.B.A. Named a Best Value

Best Value Schools ranked Cedarville's M.B.A. as No. 11 in the nation for online M.B.A. programs.

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M.B.A. FAQs

Get answers to the most common questions prospective graduate students ask when considering an M.B.A. program.

Stewarding Your Gifts With a Graduate Degree

Listen as Cedarville's president, Dr. Thomas White, discusses how our graduate programs can help you steward your God-given talents for His glory.

Lorne and Mark Scharnberg

Family Business

The Scharnbergs of Des Moines, Iowa, are the family behind the largest gift in Cedarville’s history, which will help build the School of Business Administration’s new home. Find out how the Scharnbergs built their enterprises on faith, integrity, and biblical wisdom.

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Student Consultants Help Companies Save Millions

The Lean Process Management class gives students the opportunity to look at a company’s processes to evaluate waste in terms of time, material, or movement, with the goal of helping that company work more efficiently and profitably.

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Accelerating Cedarville

Last fall, Cedarville announced the launch of the Beyond Startup Accelerator. The accelerator will connect student and alumni entrepreneurs with expert business advice and potential investment. Deputy Director Kyle Peterson outlines the exciting vision to establish the University as the Midwest hub for faith-based business development.

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A New Day for Business

The Milner Business Administration Building has served Cedarville well, but a new home for the School of Business Administration is on the horizon, the Lorne C. Scharnberg Business Center. This expanded and innovative space will help Cedarville train and inspire Christian business professionals for the 21st-century marketplace.

Program Faculty

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Jeffrey Haymond, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business Administration; Professor of Economics

  • Location MIL 162
  • Phone 937-766-4442
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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

  • Location MIL 180
  • Phone 937-766-7917

M.B.A. in Business Analytics Program Curriculum

Building on your undergrad degree, you will take core M.B.A. courses and four core business analytics courses to complete the concentration. There is also a 3-credit Bible course, which is waived if you completed a Bible minor as part of your undergraduate work.

You can add an M.B.A. to many of Cedarville's popular majors by using one of our bachelor's-to-master's accelerated completion plans.

Sample courses:

  • Business Forecasting & Econometrics
  • Data Mining for Business Analytics
  • Data Warehousing & Visualization
  • Managerial Data Analysis
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog