Master of Business Administration / Business Intelligence
Ferris State University

Program Details

The online MBA with a concentration in Business Intelligence program prepares students with both theoretical and practical experience in designing, developing, and utilizing database and informatics systems.  You will learn to use tools and techniques including predictive, geographic, and link/visual analysis in a big data/data analytics environment.  In addition to knowledge in Business Intelligence, students gain knowledge in business and administration.  Core courses develop team and management skills to improve organizational performance in accounting, finance, leadership, strategy, economics, statistics, marketing, the global environment, information systems, and more.  Graduates are prepared to solve problems, interpret different business contexts, and study policy development in different business contexts.


  • Official transcripts
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of purpose
  • Three academic or professional recommendation letters
  • A bachelor degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GMAT or GRE test scores
    • A formulated composite score of GPA and GMAT or GRE test scores will be used along with other required documents to arrive at an admission decision
    • A Waiver of GMAT/GRE test requirement will be considered if applicant has completed a previous Master’s or terminal degree, or has significant leadership experience
  • International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency (provide one of the following):
    • TOEFL score of 70 on Internet based test with no score in the low, weak, or limited range, and a writing sub score of 22 or higher
    • IELTS score of 6.5 with writing sub score of 6.0 or higher

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission