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MBA Specialization in Data Analytics and Digital Technologies

The Loyola MBA specialization in data analytics and digital technologies is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to understand, manage, and apply analytics to business problems and influence strategic decisions. Students can also earn a SAS Institute joint certificate in business intelligence and data mining.

To earn this specialization, students complete three data analytics and digital technologies electives. Course offerings may include:

  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Data Management and Database Systems
  • Data Visualization for Decision Making
  • Digital Marketing and Analytics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Managing Global Supply Chains
  • Project Management
  • Special Topics in Data Analytics and Digital Technologies*

*Special topics courses in data analytics and digital technologies are updated by academic year or term to discuss contemporary issues in the field and to meet the needs and requests of students.

SAS Certificate in Business Intelligence

The Sellinger School of Business offers an academic certificate in business intelligence and data mining in partnership with SAS Institute, Inc. Students must complete four identified courses, with a B or better in each course. This is an academic certificate of completion and not equivalent to the professional certifications offered by SAS Institute, Inc., that require testing at specific locations. Learn more about our SAS joint certificate program and badge.

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MBA Specializations

In addition to data analytics and digital technologies, our Professional’s MBA program can be customized for four other specializations:

Loyola’s rigorous curriculum and focus on real-world business problems demanded new avenues of thought, enhanced my natural inclinations, and transformed me into an adaptable leader.
I come from a technical background, and I have the management experience, but the Loyola MBA provided a way to blend the two.
All the classes I took, all the professors I learned from and all the fellow colleagues I worked with enriched my education and left me with a piece of knowledge I didn’t have before.