Master of Business Administration - Business Analytics (on-campus)



As few as 12 months

Program Duration


Credit Hours

MBA Business Analytics - Program Overview

In the Master of Business Administration – Business Analytics Concentration program from Southern Utah University, you will learn to analyze and apply data to make strategic business decisions.

This program focuses on providing students with hands-on experience using data analytics tools and methodology. In addition to the quantitative aspects of this program, students will deepen their foundational business knowledge in areas such as accounting, finance, economics, and more. By balancing technical skills with general business expertise, this track produces graduates who can effectively manage business operations and improve business processes.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of current analytical tools.
  • Address complex data-driven challenges in the business environment using analytical methods and tools.
  • Effectively use strategic analysis and decision-making skills, supported by appropriate

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Data Science and Analytics Manager
  • Strategy Consultant
  • Director of Business Intelligence
  • Business Enterprise Manager
  • Financial or Marketing Analyst
AACSB Accredited
The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

MBA Tuition Breakdown


Per Credit Hour



Students who are enrolled on-campus AND full time (at least 6 graduate credit hours) may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Tuition rates differ for resident and non-resident students. 

*This is the tuition price for Utah residents. The tuition price reflects a 33-credit-hour program. Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school must take an additional 3-credit-hour Foundations course in their first term. Students can be fully admitted to the MBA program prior to taking the Foundations course. On campus students are also required to pay student fees.

MBA Calendar

Designed for working professionals, SUU MBA programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring II 3/6/23 2/20/23 2/27/23 3/1/23 3/6/23 4/23/23
Summer I 5/15/23 5/1/23 5/8/23 5/10/23 5/15/23 7/2/23
Summer II 7/5/23 6/20/23 6/27/23 6/29/23 7/5/23 8/20/23
Fall I 8/30/23 8/16/23 8/23/23 8/25/23 8/30/23 10/15/23
Fall II 10/18/23 10/4/23 10/11/23 10/13/23 10/18/23 12/10/23

MBA Admissions

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

Submit a completed online application.

Admission decisions are made on a continuous, rolling basis. Students applying for on-campus classes must complete applications and all required materials by the dates listed above. Late applications may be considered based on timing and availability.

Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.

During the application process, be prepared to submit official transcripts from the college/university in which you received either a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree from an accredited university. 

On the application form, enter your employment or volunteer experiences that specifically relate to significant managerial or professional pursuits.

Official GMAT or GRE test scores. Test scores should be sent directly to Southern Utah University (SUU code: 003678). The GMAT/GRE test score requirement may be waived for applicants with:

  • A minimum 3.30 undergraduate GPA (either cumulative or in the last 60 credits of study)
  • OR A minimum 3.00 undergraduate GPA with three or more years of significant management or professional experience (as verified by a resume)
  • OR A master's- or doctoral-level degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Applicants who do not meet the above waiver requirements may either submit an official GMAT or GRE score OR submit a 500-word essay explaining to the admissions committee why you should be admitted into the program without taking the exam. This essay will be submitted directly on the application form. The admissions committee will take into account the complete application and will make the final decision if a GMAT/GRE waiver will be granted.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

International applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate competency in the English language. For more details on the English language proficiency requirements, please visit the International admissions page.

International Students

Additional admissions requirements for international students may be required. For additional information, please visit the International admissions page.

If you have questions about the application process or application status, please contact the Graduate Admission Office. Submit all materials by uploading documents to the online application, or by sending them to the email address or mail address listed below:

Via Email:

Via Mail:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
P.O. Box 8008
Cedar City, UT 84720

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All courses are 7 weeks in duration and 3 credit hours.

Students who do not hold a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB - accredited institution must take the following course alone in their first term.

BA 6000: Business Foundations This course provides an accelerated overview of the basic fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing and the use of Excel that MBA students will require for success in the program. This course is waived for students with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution.
MGMT 6100: Managing People & Organizations This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. FIXED FIRST COURSE FOR ALL MBA STUDENTS.
MGMT 6140: Operations & Supply Chain Management The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research.
MGMT 6150: Leadership The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives.
ACCT 6100: Advanced Managerial Accounting This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.
ECON 6200: Managerial Economics Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis.
FIN 6100: Managerial Finance This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies.
MKTG 6200: Marketing This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research.
MGMT 6400: Strategy This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester.

General Track: Students must take 9 credit hours from the following courses.
Finance Track: Students must take FIN 6750 and FIN 6400, plus one more of the following courses.
Leadership Track: Students must take MGMT 6250 and MGMT 6260, plus one more of the following courses.
Marketing Track: Students must take MKTG 6300 and MKTG 6930, plus one more of the following courses.

ACCT 6320: Advanced Cost Accounting Topics include balanced scorecard, cost allocation, profitability analysis, process costing, quality, theory of constraints, capital budgeting, transfer pricing, and performance measurement.
ACCT 6360: Business Law II To enhance their knowledge of business law, students will study negotiable instruments, bank/customer relations, secured transactions, debtor/creditor relations, bankruptcy, agency law, real property, insurance, wills, trusts, estates, accountants’ legal liability, and legal and political philosophy.
ACCT 6650: Accounting Ethics Seminar This seminar is designed to help students develop the strength of their own characters by receiving ethics education in moral sensitivity, judgment, and motivation. Ethics philosophies, professional codes of conduct, and strategies for ensuring ethical behavior in the workplace are discussed using case studies of ethics scandals and moral exemplars.
ANYL 6100: Data Analytics I An introduction to data science methods in business, finance, and economics. Includes an introduction to an appropriate programming language for data manipulation and modeling. Provides an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive methods in data analytics.
ECON 6100: Management Science I Application of quantitative methods to business analysis and decision-making. Fundamental topics of management science are covered including optimization modeling, decision and risk analysis, and simulation modeling.
FIN 6750: Investments This class serves as an introduction to commonly traded assets, as well as the markets on which they trade. For each major asset class, we learn common valuation approaches, as well as the theories used to estimate appropriate discount rates. Applied projects are used to illustrate the type of mathematical analysis used by investment professionals.
FIN 6400: Entrepreneurial Finance This case-based course provides students with an understanding of the financial tools used in creating, running, and valuing entrepreneurial enterprises. It includes an overview of the entrepreneurial process, including different organizational structures, financing sources, and the value of intellectual property protections. The course also covers the valuation techniques commonly used by professional investors, and examines how investors, particularly private equity sources, select projects for investment. Students will learn to use common financial ratios and cash flow projections to analyze the liquidity and profitability of the firm.
MKTG 6300: Marketing Analytics This course provides an overview of the analytics methods used most commonly in current marketing decision-making. Students are introduced to common marketing models and the advanced analytics tools available to address the increasingly complex problems facing today's marketers. This course will augment the traditional, well-established marketing research methodology with the most up-to-date research methods used in industry today.
MKTG 6930: Integrated Marketing Explores key marketing strategies related to communicating value regarding products and services through cases, readings and research. Topics include: promotion campaign management, traditional and digital advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and public relations.
MGMT 6200: Negotiations This course introduces students to negotiation principles and tools. Students will sharpen their problem-resolution skills in a negotiation setting and explore negotiation strategies and tactics from both a conceptual and an applied basis. Students will develop and apply the necessary skills to resolve conflict and achieve mutually beneficial agreements.
MGMT 6220: Judgment and Decision Making This course is intended to help managers arrive at better decisions and make more accurate judgments through research from cognitive psychology, social psychology, economics, probability, and evolutionary theory.
MGMT 6250: Authentic Leadership This course builds on the foundations of leadership to help students develop into effective, authentic leaders. Taking a practical approach, this course will help students become more self-aware of their natural leadership style, how their personal leadership impacts others, and what they can do to become a more effective and authentic leader.
MGMT 6260: Effective Teams This course covers a deep exploration of what it takes to build effective teams. Participants will study what makes teams effective, what is required to build trust on teams, handling team conflict, creating accountability on teams, practical leadership strategies when leading teams, multicultural and virtual teams and team branding.