MBA Data Analytics

Interpret data to inform decisions

Dig deep into datasets and guide organizations toward informed decisions.

be inspired.

The future you starts at JBU.

Why get your MBA in data analytics at JBU?

Pursuing a graduate degree in data analytics at JBU will give you the skills you need to make informed decisions with data. You will gain the knowledge needed to make effective decisions for the future and develop the skill set you need to differentiate yourself from your peers. 

Learn from world-class faculty

You'll learn how to use data to make informed decisions from JBU's world-class business faculty, who bring corporate experience and a student-first focus to the classroom.

Get technical

You'll learn common statistical packages such as R and Python, which organizations use to make data-driven decisions every day. 

Enjoy a flexible format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online. Every MBA class offers a zoom component with the opportunity to interact with your professor and classmates.

What to expect as a data analytics graduate student at JBU

Learn financial analytics

You'll be able to develop and employ analytics models with real-world data addressing financial problems like forecasting, credit risk and market assessment. 

Understand supply chain analytics

You'll be able to develop your skills using real-world data across the breadth of supply chain management, such as forecasting, replenishment and inventory management. 

Master marketing analytics

With a focus on digital marketing analytics, you'll develop and employ analytics models with real-world marketing data. 

MBA Requirements



Admissions Requirements

Graduate study at JBU emphasizes scholarship, research and professional experience. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by accreditation bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, they must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the graduate student application.
  2. Provide an official transcript from the college that awarded their undergraduate degree. If applicable, provide official transcripts of graduate coursework completed and/or degrees earned at any other institution.
  3. Submit recommendation forms from three people who are not related to the applicant but are familiar with the applicant’s character and scholarship.
  4. Provide additional information or participate in an admission interview if requested by the department head or dean.


Featured Faculty

Dr. Linda Vytlacil - Professor, Data Analytics | Walton Charitable Support Foundation Endowed Chair of Data Analytics

Dr. Linda Vytlacil is the former vice president for data science/global data & analytics platforms for Walmart Labs, is a recognized people leader and commercial manager with extensive experience in building teams and creating analytics capabilities to harness profitably the power of big data analytics.

Next steps

Choosing a graduate program is a big deal, and our staff and faculty are committed to making this process easy for you.


Our admissions team is here to navigate the application process, so you have all the information to be confident in your decision.

Financial aid

You deserve a transparent, helpful financial aid experience. We'll work with you to ensure you're taking advantage of all of your financial aid opportunities.

Start classes

Most JBU graduate classes happen in 8-week blocks (counseling and education have some 16-week classes). Online and face-to-face class options provide flexibility for your busy schedule. Talk to an admissions counselor for more details on classes in your program.