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Data-driven decision making has become increasingly prevalent and important in the business world. Companies rely heavily on data to guide their choices in a number of areas relevant to their operations, whether it be studying consumer habits, risk management, or sales forecasting.

An ongoing challenge in today’s business environment involves individuals making the professional transition to managing people and operations while continuing to apply the professional knowledge and expertise that earned them the promotion in the first place. Companies need individuals that can competently utilize data to remain competitive in the marketplace, innovate new solutions to customer needs, and adapt to changing market conditions.

That’s where we come in.

The MBA Data Analytics program at JWU utilizes STEM-focused coursework that demonstrates how to apply data-driven decision making from a business managerial perspective, all while laying the groundwork of higher-level business fundamentals.

With relevant coursework taught by industry-experienced faculty in the field of data management, you’ll gain an understanding of statistical analysis, data visualization, predictive modeling financial management and more. In addition, your courses will reinforce business competencies, leadership skills, and managerial theories to become a valued member of your organization.

Business runs on data. Equip yourself with the expertise employers crave in this data-driven era. Whether you’re aiming for a promotion in your current role or seeking new opportunities in fields such as finance, marketing, or consulting, our MBA in Data Analytics will set you apart as a strategic thinker and problem solver.

Ready to take the next step? Start your application today.

This program is offered in collaboration with JWU’s College of Business.

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This online MBA degree in Data Analytics allows data analysis professionals to develop both their professional skills (concentration courses) and management skills while learning to think strategically in a complex, cost-competitive, knowledge-based environment. This MBA concentration allows successful graduates to excel at both leading and doing.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision-making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Integrate the knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to collect, analyze and interpret data.


  • Earn your MBA – Data Analytics degree at your own pace with our accelerated schedule
  • Learn from faculty who are industry experts with years of professional experience
  • Build data analysis and management skills with challenging and job-relevant coursework
  • Benefit from challenging coursework, designed to build your management skills
  • Engage in experiential education — real-world exposure to real-world issues

*Some courses may be 16 weeks long.

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Is an MBA in Data Analytics Worth It? 

An MBA in Data Analytics is invaluable for professionals seeking to harness the power of data in business decision-making. This degree not only sharpens your analytical skills but also enhances your strategic thinking and leadership capabilities. It’s essential for those aspiring to thrive in today’s data-driven business landscape, offering a competitive edge in a variety of industries.

What Can You Do With An MBA In Data Analytics?

An MBA in Data Analytics positions you for leadership, offering roles like Chief Data Officer or Analytics Director. It provides the tools to interpret and leverage data across industries, including finance, healthcare, and technology, driving business growth and innovation. This degree is your gateway to a career at the forefront of data strategy and implementation.

Data science and business analytics are growing fields with opportunities opening up almost daily for data analysts, research analysts, statisticians, and more. Want to explore careers in this field? Through Lightcast’s Career Coach tool, you can browse careers by degree program and get research-backed information on various industries. You can also take an in-depth assessment to determine career suggestions based on your personal interests. For more information about relevant Data Analytics careers, click the Career Coach button below.

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