With our online MBA’s Business Analytics specialization, you can advance as a business analyst, financial analyst, digital marketing analyst and more.


You’ll explore innovative business processes and address problems using proven analytical strategies.


Complete nine credits for the Business Analytics concentration or 15 credits for the Business Analytics major.

With Your MBA in Business Analytics, You Will:

  • Visualize and Present Data: Collect and mine data and extrapolate it into easily understood charts or graphs. Effectively convey complex information to non-technical professionals.
  • Model Scenarios: Employing predictive analytics, anticipate potential futures for an industry or individual company, allowing businesses to effectively prepare for the best and the worst.
  • Forecast: Track trends and accurately predict the trajectory of a business or market’s performance.
  • Make Data-Driven Decisions: Improve business decisions through insights supported by sound data and analysis. Ensure business decisions are informed by reliable data rather than guesswork and intuition.

Business Analytics Concentration

Learn to integrate data science, business strategy and management science to optimize outcomes and develop predictive models for an organization or nonprofit. Complete nine credits for the Business Analytics concentration, or complete 15 credits for the Business Analytics major.



ACCT 604 Database Design and Implementation - 3 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of modern database concepts. Covers relational database design and implementation techniques, as well as the current relational database standard – the structured query language (SQL). Explore advanced topics such as big data analytics.


MISY 641 Data Mining for Business Analytics - 3 Credits

Introduces fundamental strategies and methodologies for data mining along with the concepts underlying them, and will provide hands-on experience with a variety of different techniques in a business setting. Students will learn to use data mining tools.


BUAD 621 Decision Analytics and Visualization - 3 Credits

Analytics leverages both the proliferation of data and the advancement of computational tools to bring a new level of sophistication to business decision making. As part of developing an analytic mind and skillset, this course teaches students to properly frame decision problems, represent and understand how to manage uncertainty inherent in those problems, manipulate large data sets using modern software to prescribe recommended actions, and to then compel organizational change through data visualizations.

With an online MBA in Business Analytics, you can advance in several business roles that focus on analytics. Between 2021 and 2031, over 715,100 new jobs in business and financial occupations will become available in the U.S.

Answers to Common Questions

You can earn your degree in as few as 16 months full-time, or complete the program part-time at your convenience.

Yes. The online MBA at the University of Delaware is delivered through the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, which has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for more than 50 years. AACSB accreditation is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools in the world, and a distinction fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned.

You can transfer up to nine credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program that have not already been used toward a completed degree. Contact an admissions counselor for more information about transferring your prior credits.

You do not need to officially declare a major or concentration until graduation although we suggest that you meet with your advisor to be sure that you are on the right track to earn the major or concentration that you want.


You are not required to choose a major or concentration. If you want to pursue a General MBA, you may choose five unrelated graduate elective courses for a total of 15 credits.


You can also choose from the following options. Please keep in mind that the actual credit count may vary depending on your course waivers and course transfers.

  • MBA with a major and a concentration: 15 credits for the major + 9 credits for the concentration (the program will be 53 credits).

  • MBA with a double major: 15 credits for the 1st major + 15 credits for the 2nd major (the program will be 59 credits).

  • MBA with a double concentration: 9 credits for the 1st concentration + 9 credits for the 2nd concentration (the program will be 47 credits).

Course waivers are granted for certain courses only and may be granted when all of the following criteria are met:

  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree from an AACSB-accredited institution within the past 5 years.

  • You have successfully completed at least 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in the related discipline with a grade of “B” or better in each course.

  • Except as noted below, at least 3 of the above credits are in a course at the intermediate level.


All course waivers are subject to individual review and require the submission of syllabi for all non-UD courses. Meeting the above guidelines does not guarantee that a course waiver will be granted.


Students in the MBA program may have up to 12 credits of course waivers and 9 credits of course transfers but no more than 12 credits combined between the two. A minimum of 32 graduate credits must be taken at the University of Delaware.

MBA Course Waiver Guidelines Effective 6/1/23

If you have moved away, you can continue with your Lerner MBA in most cases by taking online courses as part of the hybrid MBA option for on-campus students.


Under certain conditions, we may be able to accept graduate credit from other institutions:

  1. The institution must be AACSB-accredited;

  2. The class must carry a grade of B or better (not a B-); and

  3. The class must have been completed within the past five years.


Per University policy,

  • Only 9 graduate credits may be transferred in.

  • Credits are not transferred until the student has completed nine credits of graduate work at the University of Delaware.

  • Only earned credits transfer, not earned grades.

  • Courses must have been conducted over a ~14 week semester in order for all credits to transfer. Credits from schools on 10-week quarters will be transferred at 2/3 value.

  • Students who wish to transfer credits to the University of Delaware must provide a course syllabus (not a course description) for each course being considered and official transcripts showing the courses and grades. You may need to contact your prior institution for copies of course syllabi.