Business Analytics

MBA with a Specialization in Business Analytics
  • Business Professionals: Earn a certificate in business analytics
  • UNL MBA students: Earn a specialization in business analytics
  • UNL Master's and Ph.D. students: Earn a minor in business comprised of business analytics courses

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Steps to Enroll Now

  1. Complete an application for admission
  2. Ensure that you have met the pre-requisites of a bachelor's degree and an introductory statistics course with a grade of C or better. If you have not taken statistics, you can take UNL’s ECON215 or STAT218. For students who are not in the Lincoln area, an equivalent course can be taken at a college or university in your local area. Refer to UNL's transfer equivalency webpage to make sure the course you take has been evaluated as being equivalent to UNL’s ECON215 or STAT218. Doing well in basic statistics is important to your success in the business analytics program.
  3. Contact CBA’s Graduate Programs Office to obtain a class code for enrollment. cbagrad@unl.edu or call 402-472-2338. Registration begins 30 days prior to the start of the class.
  4. Once you have completed steps 1 – 3, you can enroll via MyRed

Required Courses to Complete Business Analytics Program

GRBA 851 is required as the first course in the program, as it explains what business analytics is, why it is so important and how to use it. It also includes an overview of the principles, concepts and applications of business analytics. Upon completion of GRBA 851, the other three courses may be taken in any sequence.

GRBA 851 Business Analytics

Instructor - Schniederjans / Course Term - Fall A, Spring A, Summer

Concepts Needed Prior to Taking Course:click for details
Skills and Abilities Gained in Course:click for details

Prereqs: Permission of CBA Graduate Programs Office

Broad understanding and knowledge of important business analytic topics and how they can be used to support decision making in all business areas, government, education, and agriculture.

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ECON 817 Intro to Econometrics

Instructor - Schmidt / Course Term - Spring B

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Skills and Abilities Gained in Course:click for details

Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students an introduction to basic econometric methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data.

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MRKT 850 Strategic Database Marketing

Instructor - Ball / Course Term - Fall A

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Skills and Abilities Gained in Course:click for details

Prereqs: ECON 215 or equivalent

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MNGT 853 Data Mining Applications

Instructor - Olson / Course Term - Fall B

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Skills and Abilities Gained in Course:click for details

Prereqs: GRBA 851

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data.

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The cost for these classes for the 2014-15 academic year is $531/credit hour. Books are extra.


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