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Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 16 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $16,434

Turn business data into actionable insights


Learn how to effectively frame key operational and strategic business questions—and use data and analytics to find the answers—with UWF’s MBA with an emphasis in Business Analytics online. This program is designed to give you the highly marketable skills you need to prepare for new roles such as a Data Scientist, Project Management Analyst, Financial Analyst or Logistics Systems Analyst.


 

Gain a professional advantage with UWF’s unique MBA portfolio


What you’ll gain from this program:

  • Ability to analyze key elements of a complex business problem to identify the problem and come up with appropriate alternatives and a sound recommendation
  • A thorough understanding of a company and its related industry from financial, marketing, supply chain, economic, information systems and strategic perspectives
  • Expertise in analyzing the effects of economic, regulatory and tax policies on the business environment
  • Teamwork skills including leadership, group problem-solving and consensus-building
  • Leadership skills to help you direct and effectively manage others and to help an organization excel
  • Expert skills in developing data-driven analytical solutions for complex business decision-making problems
  • Ability to plan a research study related to a given industry, collect relevant data, and submit a report of findings and recommendations

 

Learn how UWF’s high-impact MBA practices close the gap between the classroom and the workplace


 

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Tuition

Tuition for UWF's online degrees make them some of the most affordable programs in the state of Florida. The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics online.

A special Academic Partnerships discount price is available for students employed by partner organizations and partner school districts. A discount price is also available to active duty military, veterans, spouses and dependents of military. Please call our enrollment specialists at 877-588-2502 for more information.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program Per Program with Partner/Military Discount
MBA – Business Analytics $456.50 $1,369.50 $16,434 $15,300

*Per course amount based on three-credit course.

Fees

A $30 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

Refund Policy

Students receiving financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the effect on financial aid eligibility prior to dropping or withdrawing. To understand the refund/repayment policy, you must understand the difference between a drop and a withdrawal.

  • Dropped courses are courses removed from your schedule before the fee payment deadline
  • Withdrawals occur after the fee payment deadline

Refunds are calculated by determining the point in the semester that the student either drops or withdraws. The calculation is also based on whether the student drops or withdraws from all courses or individual courses.

Refunds During the Drop/Add Period

100% of tuition is refunded for each credit hour dropped during the drop/add period. The refund is applied to any financial aid that was disbursed to the student if the drop results in a change to enrollment status. If the amount of the refund does not cover the amount owed to financial aid, the student will be billed for the difference.

View additional information regarding refund policies

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Calendar

Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Business Analytics Online

Course Start Date Application Deadline* Registration Deadline** Tuition Deadline*** Drop/Add Period
October 21, 2019 September 23, 2019 October 20, 2019 October 27, 2019 October 21 - October 27, 2019
January 6, 2020 November 25, 2019 January 5, 2020 January 12, 2020 January 6 - January 12, 2020
March 2, 2020 February 3, 2020 March 1, 2020 March 8, 2020 March 2 - March 8, 2020
May 11, 2020 April 10, 2020 May 10, 2020 May 17, 2020 May 11 - May 17, 2020
June 22, 2020 May 22, 2020 June 21, 2020 June 28, 2020 June 22 - June 28, 2020

*Application and all documents must be submitted by this date.

**Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $100 fee.

***Tuition/fees not paid by the deadline will be charged a $100 fee. Students with an outstanding balance after the Add/Drop period will be purged from their course and will be assessed a $200 fee if reinstated.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting Online Requirements

Any individual with a baccalaureate degree is eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics online program. Admission to the program is selective and based on a combination of factors including academic and professional achievement.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts (sent from a college or university directly to the Graduate School, bearing an official seal and signature) from all previously attended universities. Students who received their undergraduate degree from UWF do not need to provide UWF transcripts.
  • Transcripts should be sent to:

    The University of West Florida Graduate School
    Attention: Graduate Admissions
    11000 University Parkway, Building 11
    Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
  • International students may have additional requirements.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (or 2.75 with at least eight (8) years of relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility)
  • Two letters of recommendation that outline leadership experience and potential
  • Copy of professional résumé
  • Graduate level motivation and writing abilities as noted in essay responses within application
  • Business course academic preparation

GMAT/GRE may be waived if one of the following criteria is met:

  • GPA of at least 3.25
  • GPA of at least 3.0 and at least 3 years relevant work experience in an organization (for-profit or not-for-profit) that would normally require an undergraduate degree to obtain experience at running an entrepreneurial business
  • GPA of at least 2.75 and at least 8 years of relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Passed all 4 parts of the CPA examination as documented by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Students possessing an earned doctorate
  • Completion of the UWF Graduate Business Foundation Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher

Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a résumé and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual’s accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, the University of West Florida may consider prior work experience based on type of experience.

Foundation course work and prerequisites

An undergraduate business degree is not required for admission to the online MBA program. Approximately one-third of students enter the program with no prior business course work. However, foundation-level proficiency in the major functional areas of business is required to be successful in the program. These include accounting, economics, statistics, management, and marketing.

UWF offers accelerated MBA foundation courses for applicants to meet the foundational proficiencies necessary to begin MBA core courses. This series of 1.5-credit-hour intensive modules covers essential foundational knowledge in each of the prerequisite business subjects. For more information about this option, please call 877-588-2502.

Another option is GEB 5535 MBA Foundations—a 3-credit hour, 7-week all-inclusive prerequisite course that is graded on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.

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Courses

For the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Analytics online, the curriculum consists of 36 semester credit hours. Students are able to select their own industry to ensure the knowledge and skills gained are applicable to current job responsibilities while preparing for new opportunities upon graduation.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

An introductory MBA core course in which students must combine the practical skills and discipline of specific concepts in order to solve a complex, integrated real-life business problem. Serves as an initial integrating experience from which to launch students into the core MBA study.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1.5

Provides the background for beginning the MBA Portfolio. Gives introduction to information resources available to perform business problem analysis. Students learn to prepare a thorough analysis of their Portfolio industry.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Budgeting, profit planning and controlling aspects of business policy determination.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Appreciation and understanding of the field of organizational behavior and its application in managing human and other resources. Emphasizes understanding individual behavior (motivation, self-awareness, leadership, etc.) and group dynamics (decision-making, group development and work), plus conflict, climate, learning styles, power, stress, process/content, human rights and quality. Utilizes experiential learning methodologies and other appropriate designs. Prerequisites: may not be taken for credit by students having credit for INP 6397.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides students with quantitative skills that are required to make business decisions. These skills involve using statistical, forecasting and estimation techniques. Students are expected to use the subject matter for problem sets and exams.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Concepts of competition as they relate to business management policies and practices; profit goals and measurement problems; multiple product policy; demand analysis; cost concepts; pricing problems; case studies. Contains a Portfolio project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced treatment of investment and financing decisions of firms, emphasis on current theory and practice. Course contains a Portfolio project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the development of quantitative and analytical skills required to model, analyze, interpret and solve managerial decision-making problems. Contains a portfolio project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Creation of enduring and mutually satisfactory customer relationships through the provision of customer value as an enterprise management philosophy. With consideration given to operating environments, the course is designed to teach the formulation, implementation, and control of comprehensive marketing strategy with emphasis on the integrative aspects of the marketing function in a market-based enterprise. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are used in applications oriented context. Contains a Portfolio project.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Utilizes case analysis, a strategic simulation and other related experiential exercises. Integrates and applies the various business management functions from the strategic viewpoint of the organizational chief executive officer.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Business Intelligence Applications uses various information technologies to identify, locate, acquire, transform, visualize and analyze business data in an effort to create new data products within an organizational context. The focus of the course is on using methodologies from design science to create new data products for management use in decision making

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores the complexities of data management in the digital world of big data. Uses advanced information technology and software tools to analyze data and create business intelligence

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Covers the new management paradigm of data-driven decision making from both a technology and managerial perspective. Principles of big data and data mining will be discussed in class lectures and employed through assignments and projects.

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