MBA in Business Analytics

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Analytics

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Data and analytics are transforming management and driving business success. Companies of all sizes and in industries across the spectrum are hiring business analytics professionals who can use data science to solve problems, implement change, and create new business opportunities in competitive global markets.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Analytics program at Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business prepares you for key, high-impact roles managing business analytics.

  • Build your business expertise in management, innovation, strategic decision-making, operations and finance, and leadership.
  • Learn how to leverage insights from data analytics and predictive modeling to optimize operational efficiency, develop and grow new products and markets, and increase profits.
  • Study with faculty who have extensive industry experience and teach with an applied approach.
  • Our downtown Chicago location and connections with companies in data-intensive industries—marketing, logistics, digital tech, health care, and more—provide internships, networking, and job opportunities to help launch your career.
  • Our exclusive partnership with Chicago Innovation, a community of more than 25,000 successful professionals, gives you free access to monthly business events, helping you to grow professionally and to network. 

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed hands-on experiences throughout your graduate education, such as virtual and in-person internships, and personalized guidance from a career adviser, academic mentor, and alumni coach.

STEM-Designated Program

This is a STEM-designated program, and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training, which allows selected students to stay and work in the United States for up to three years after graduation.

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Analytics program prepares you for twenty-first century managerial careers by teaching you how business, analytics, technology, and innovation converge to deliver success for companies and organizations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will learn sophisticated analytical, management, and leadership skills that will prepare them for careers as executives and analytical professionals in business analytics occupations that are in high demand, such as:

  • Management analysts who improve organizational efficiency and increase company profits
  • Operations research analysts who develop more cost-effective business operations and solve complex problems, such as supply chain and logistics
  • Market research analysts who help companies understand consumers, engage with their customers, and market products and services

Projected job growth ranges from 14 percent to 25 percent from 2020 to 2030 for these occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.