Business Data Analytics Graduate Concentration

for the Graduate Concentration in Business Data Analytics


interim chair of department: Cele Otnes

director of graduate studies: Deepak Somaya

director of admissions committee: Rakesh Bhatt

email: ba@business.illinois.edu


department website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/msba

department faculty: https://business.illinois.edu/people/


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/


department office: 350 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-4240


This concentration is optional for these programs:

Business Administration, MBA

Business Administration, MS

Technology Management, MS

The concentration in Business Data Analytics is designed to develop leaders in various business fields who understand (1) how to leverage data to identify new customer segments and market; (2) how to optimize the supply chain and logistics; and (3) how to collect, manipulate, and visualize data for business decisions. The concentration will develop skills using data as a foundation for sound decision making in business.


Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration

Majors:

Business Administration, MBA (Full-Time)

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Corporate Governance & International BusinessInformation Technology & Control, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, MBA (Professional - part-time)

with optional concentrations: Business Data Analytics, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, MBA (online-iMBA)

Business Administration, MS   

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International Business, Supply Chain Management

Management, MS

Technology Management, MS 

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, PhD

Minors:

Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management

Concentrations:

Business Data Analytics

Corporate Governance & International Business

Information Technology & Control

Supply Chain Management

Joint Degree Programs:

MBA Joint Degree Program: the M.B.A. can be earned jointly with any master’s or Ph.D. program offered on campus as well as the Law, JD.


Admission

Admission to the concentration requires a Graduate Student Request Form submitted to the Department and Graduate College and admission to one of the programs approved for the concentration. Admission is limited, and acceptance is considered based on a student's academic standing and space availability.

for the Graduate Concentration in Business Data Analytics


This concentration requires twelve graduate hours of Business Data Analytics related coursework and completion of an analytics-related project in their Practicum or an equilvalent course. Successful completion of the concentration assumes certain knowledge of business and prior coursework.

Select four hours of course work from each of the three areas below:12
1. Customer
BADM 590 Consumer Analytics
BADM 590 Social Media Analytics
2. Operation and Supply Chain
BADM 590 Predictive Data Analytics
BADM 590 Business Process Improvement
3. Information Systems
Enterprise Database Management
Dec Support and Knowledge Mgt
BADM 590 Data and Visual Analytics
In addition, students pursuing this concentration will be required to select an analytics-related project in their Practicum or an equivalent course.