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Online MBA in Business Analytics

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Unlock the Mystery of Analytics with a Specialized MBA Program

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#1 for Business and Economics1

Diverse, Supportive Faculty

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  • Duration 2 Years
  • Cost per Credit $500
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • Conferred degree from LAU New York
  • Transfer up to six credit hours
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Optional residency
  • No prior analytics experience required
  • Accelerated study option available

Build Your Skills in Business Analytics with Lebanese American University

In the 100% online MBA in Business Analytics program, you’ll build a strong foundation in the technical aspects of analytics and gain the in-demand skills employers want. The master’s degree provides comprehensive business knowledge comparable to the MBA in Global Business Administration program with the addition of specialized business analytics instruction.

You don’t need to be an expert in analytics to be accepted into the program. The degree curriculum is designed to cover all the in-depth aspects of the field and thoroughly prepare students for the Certified Analytics Program (CAP) and Associated Certified Analytics Program (ACAP) professional certification exams, should they wish to take them. Most students complete their degree in two years, but an accelerated study option is available where you can double-up on courses and graduate in 12-14 months.

Lebanese American University is a highly distinguished institution. The Adnan Kassar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it in a select group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide, and the business and economics programs are ranked #1 in Lebanon by Times Higher Education.1 This program is also conferred by LAU New York, making it a US accredited degree.

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Pursue In-Demand Business Analytics Careers

The MBA in Business Analytics will help you qualify for higher levels of management positions and enhance data-driven decision-making.

Graduates of the program pursue high-growth jobs as data scientists, data engineers, management analysts, business intelligence developers and more. The MBA prepares you with necessary skills that employers desperately need. In fact, 40% of employers indicate skills gaps as a major impediment to business growth.2

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Chase Your Goals with Real-World Coursework

AACSB accredited

Hands-on training

Optional residency

Throughout the 11 courses in the online MBA in Business Analytics program, you will develop robust skills in business analytics and engage in hands-on experience with analytical tools. Through a workshop about tools at the start of the program. students can immediately learn the essentials of data analytics using a variety of software, programs and dashboard tools.

Course Highlights:

  • BDA8110 Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage
  • QBA852O Core Business Analytics and Statistics
  • MGT843O Global Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BDA8140 Analytics Applications
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Apply to Earn Your Online MBA in Business Analytics Degree

No GMAT required

No application fee

We’ve designed our online application process to be quick, easy and stress-free. With three program intakes per year, you can begin your studies when convenient. Our expert admissions team can guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

To apply for the MBA in Business Analytics program, you’ll need the following:

Online application
Official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale
CV or resume
Personal statement
At least one letter of recommendation
Work experience recommended
Applicants may be asked for an interview
If English is not your first language, you will also need to supply an up-to-date English language test certificate. Graduates of recognized universities where the language of instruction is English are not required to provide formal proof of English proficiency.
Start Dates: January, March, June, September, and October

It’s free to apply, so don’t wait to start your application.

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A Valuable Business Analytics Education

$500 per credit

$16,500 total estimated tuition

Employer reimbursement accepted

Earning an MBA is an investment in your future success and one of the best ways to accelerate your career and increase your earning potential. Lebanese American University is proud to offer competitive tuition for our online programs and accepts home country scholarships as well as employer reimbursement.

Our admissions representatives can provide full tuition details and help you find the funding option that’s right for you. Call us at +1 646 989 1609 for more information.

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New York Business Immersion Week: A Transformative Learning Opportunity

We offer the New York Business Immersion Week, giving Online MBA students the chance to engage with business leaders, learn about emerging trends, and explore New York City. The optional annual residency brings MBA students to New York City for five remarkable days full of meetings with esteemed business leaders and faculty. The goal is to help students make connections and become pioneering leaders of tomorrow’s business world.

This rewarding week provides more than just academic benefits as students gain the confidence to rise to new challenges. The real-world experiences also reinforce the quality of the online Global MBA.

“We received eye-opening perspectives on everything from harnessing market trends and technological innovations to navigating regulatory environments and understanding customer preferences.”

Lara Al Arab, Online MBA in Global Business Administration Student

What You’ll Learn

With our innovative curriculum and culturally diverse learning community, you can harness the power of analytics to grow your business career. Graduates of our MBA in Business Analytics have the analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop a portfolio of skills in business analytics
  • Engage in substantial hands-on work in big data analysis and interpretation of business case situations
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience with a number of analytical tools
  • Acquire a good grasp of fundamental topics in data collection, processing and management, data visualization for descrpitive analytics, smart dashboards, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Identify patterns and gain insights via qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
  • Devise new strategies for existing or new opportunities
  • Develop plans for the implementation of the data-driven business decisions

Faculty Spotlight

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar, Program coordinator, MBA in Global Business Administration, MBA in Business Analytics

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar is the program coordinator for the MBA in Global Business Administration and the MBA in Business Analytics. He is also an associate professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and has received the Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program certificate from the University of Florida. With a background in both mathematics and engineering management translated by two master’s degrees from University of Louisiana, his research ranges from quantitative methods to engineering management and its underlying mathematics. His research has been published in recognized journals including the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Cleaner Production and the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Diverse, Expert Faculty

Our diverse faculty has more than 100 publications in the fields of analytics and a track record of business success. Many work as consultants and advisors in the industry. They bring their expertise to the classroom and work one-on-one with students to help them meet their business goals.

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Earn Your MBA 100% Online from Lebanese American University

Our online programs are delivered in an asynchronous format. The MBA in Business Analytics has an optional residency available, allowing you to study at your own pace and balance work, school and personal commitments while earning your degree.

Lebanese American University delivers the flexibility you need for success with the same distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and academic excellence as our on-campus offerings.

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Answers to Common Questions

Explore answers to the most frequently asked questions about our 100% online MBA in Business Analytics. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us for additional program details.

The online program is designed for professionals who work full time and is offered part time across 2 years. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities and fully absorb the information in your coursework. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Lebanese American University operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Adnan Kassar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it in a select group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide.

The first step is to start your application.

You’ll complete 11 courses to earn the MBA in Business Analytics degree. You can learn more about coursework for the MBA in Business Analytics here.

Graduates of the program pursue jobs as data scientists, data engineers, business intelligence developers and more. Learn more about career outcomes.

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  1. World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Business and Economics. Times Higher Education.!/page/0/length/25/locations/LBN/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats.
  2. The Future of Jobs and Skills in the Middle East and North Africa: Preparing the Region for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. World Economic Forum.