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Pepperdine | Graziadio Business School

Full-Time MBA in Business Analytics

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Benefit From the Big Data Talent Gap

With Business Analytics concentration to your Full-Time MBA, you increase professional options and earning potential with technical and quantitative skills. A concentration in Business Analytics equips you with a solid foundation in statistical methods, data analysis, and modeling techniques.

This program enhances your degree and prepares you for industries that have grown increasingly reliant on data for decision-making. For this reason, our core curriculum is built around Decision Sciences and Information Systems and Technology Management. We also provide global business and elective course requirements to round out your education.

Business Analytics MBA Concentration Curriculum

Core Decision Sciences Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 4 units from the following courses: 

DESC 626 Simulation Modeling 2
DESC 637 Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis 2
Course No. Course Title Units
DESC 620 Advanced Statistical Tools 2
DESC 622 Optimization Modeling 2
DESC 624 Predictive Analytics 2

Core Information Systems and Technology Management Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 4 units from the following courses: 

Course No. Course Title Units
ISTM 622 Social Media Analytics 2
ISTM 627 Marketing Informatics 2
ISTM 664 Business Process Analysis and Innovation 2

Elective Courses

Remaining units may be fulfilled by completing at least 4 units of the following (may also choose from core courses):

DESC 621 Valuation of Real Options 2
DESC 630 Information Security Data Analytics 2
DESC 660 Business Analytics and Intelligence 2
Course No. Course Title Units
DESC 627 Supply Chain Management Analytics 2
DESC 628 Healthcare Analytics 2
DESC 636 Project Management 2

Global Business Requirement

Students can choose one of two options to satisfy the global business requirement.

global business

1. Coursework

Complete one of two globally-oriented courses (ISTM 644 or ISTM 630).

2. Intensive

Complete a Global Business Intensive course (PGBS 693) (2 units required) with an applied analytics-focused content and/or final paper.