Analytics MBA Online

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Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Unlock the power of data to broaden your impact as a leader.

Relying on gut instincts is no longer sufficient for achieving success in our increasingly digital world. Business leaders must be able to analyze and interpret data to draw sound conclusions. This fully online program is the ideal intersection between a traditional MBA program and an MS in business analytics that’s intentionally designed to equip future executives with the expertise they need to ask the right questions and make strategic choices that impact their organizations. Analytics MBA graduates also receive a business intelligence certificate, which further adds to their qualifications.

Obtain your Analytics MBA online to receive the flexibility you need as you develop a rare combination of competencies that appeal to employers.

Completion Time: 12 to 24 months

Schedule: Full Time | Part Time

Start Dates: Fall (September) | Spring (January) | Summer (May)

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In 2020, 99% of Fairfield University’s business analytics students were employed within 90 days of graduation.

Curriculum

Courses that translate from the classroom to the workforce.

Learn how to use tools that analytics professionals leverage every day while enhancing your strengths as a leader. Fairfield’s Analytics MBA curriculum was developed by expert faculty, supported by a world-class advisory board that includes more than 20 professionals who have hundreds of years of combined experience. As experts in their respective fields, they understand what it takes to be a successful leader in today’s data-centric business world.

Through a variety of management courses, students will learn how to lead effectively and responsibly — in keeping with Fairfield’s Jesuit roots. By pursuing an Analytics MBA, students also become proficient in technical tools such as SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Tableau, enabling them to earn a business intelligence certificate as they work toward their master’s.

Analytics MBA students have the opportunity to start putting what they’ve learned into practice as part of Fairfield’s co-op program. These paid experiences take place at Fortune 500 companies and allow students to join project groups that contribute to solutions in support of strategic initiatives.

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For those who complete this MBA, analytics-driven leadership roles in the following settings are possible:

  • Technology companies
  • Marketing and market research firms
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

Courses (36 total credits)

For applicants without a business background, prerequisite courses may be required under the discretion of the program director. In this case the total number of courses would be a maximum of 42 credits.

  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Accounting Information for Decision-Making
  • Stakeholder Value
  • Information Systems & Database Management
  • Customer Value
  • Leadership

Choose five of the below courses.

  • Python Fundamentals
  • Business Analytics
  • Databases for Business Analytics
  • Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Capstone: Global Competitive Strategy

 

Learning Goals

  • Each student will be skilled in understanding theories and practice to perform managerial decision making in specific business areas.
  • Each student will be capable of synthesizing/analyzing information so as to make sound business decisions.
  • Each student will foster core values that help build ethical managers to achieve organizational goals.
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AACSB accreditation means that the Dolan School of Business has proven to be among the top 5% in business education anywhere in the world. This quality is recognized across the globe by top employers, other universities, and recruiters.

Become the rare leader employers are seeking
by pursuing this online Analytics MBA.

Highlights

Experience unparalleled networking opportunities.

Fairfield's business advisory board does more than inform the Analytics MBA curriculum, they make themselves available to students through formal presentations and networking events. Alumni are also highly engaged, often assisting students with internships and job placement. With opportunities like these, it’s no wonder Fairfield was ranked #21 in the nation for graduate business analytics programs by U.S. News & World Report for 2022.

Develop your leadership and business analytics expertise on your own schedule.

With both full-time and part-time options, this MBA business analytics program allows you to progress at your own pace. The online format further adds to the flexibility, making it ideal for working adults who are already balancing full-time employment. Regardless of how you approach your education, you’ll build the leadership and data analysis capabilities you need to further your career.

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Faculty & Academic Approach

Develop an analytical approach to business leadership.

Fairfield’s award-winning faculty are established experts in business analytics as well as business leadership and have extensive expertise in consumer behavior, investment strategy, deep learning, executive education, and sports analytics. They’ll provide you with one-on-one support and guidance throughout your Analytics MBA online learning experience.

Philip Maymin

Philip Maymin

Dr. Maymin is the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sports Analytics. He is the Chief Technology Officer for Swipe.bet, and has been an analytics consultant with several NBA teams.

Mousumi Bose-Godbole

Mousumi Bose-Godbole

Dr. Mousumi Bose-Godbole joined Fairfield University in Fall 2009, prior to which she was at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD. She has 8.5 years of corporate experience in corporate sales and brand management.

Experience the Dolan difference.

The Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University offers nationally ranked graduate business programs with a mission of academic excellence by fostering an engaging and diverse learning community. Our partnerships with world-renowned companies and a growing group of successful graduates will offer you real-world learning opportunities and lifelong connections. Experience our unmatched placement rates for yourself as you join the vast network of accomplished Fairfield alumni.

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Admissions & Aid

Numerous resources to support your Analytics MBA journey.

From your first admissions conversation to after graduation, you’ll find support at every turn. The Fairfield University student support network is dedicated to meeting your needs, offering personal, academic, and financial guidance as you complete your degree. Discover what else we have to offer.

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Admission requirements

For the most up-to-date and thorough admission requirements, please visit the Fairfield Dolan admission page.

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Apply for a graduate scholarship or assistantship.

Fairfield Dolan offers merit-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Admitted Analytics MBA students are also eligible to apply for a limited number of entrance scholarships, one-time awards to provide financial support during their first semester of study. Because scholarships are highly competitive, it is best to apply early.

Women in Scholars Program — for female candidates interested in pursuing a Fairfield Dolan graduate degree program. This scholarship also includes a mentoring component with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.

Synchrony Co-Op Program — for Analytics MBA candidates interested in an immersive internship and potential capstone research with Synchrony Financial.

The Hartford Co-Op Program — For Analytics MBA candidates interested in an immersive full-time internship and potential capstone research with The Hartford.

Graduate Assistantships — Fairfield Dolan offers a number of graduate assistant positions that offer stipends to students who provide administrative and faculty support, peer advising, and other duties.

Please contact Leanne De Los Santos at ldelossantos@fairfield.edu for additional information.

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