Master of Business Administration / Business Analytics
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University offers an online MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics for individuals interested in working within the business analytics field.  As the business analytics field has grown over the past years, many new opportunities have opened up for managers who understand business operations and are able to evaluate massive amounts of data.  To take this concentration, students need to be able to apply data analytics tools and techniques to structures and unstructured data.  Students will need to be able to extract information that organizations can use for strategic decision-making.  Those who qualify for this concentration will take courses that introduce them to specialized analytics tools and technologies.  This is a flexible program with only one required courseOther possible courses include:

  • Performance Management & Metrics
  • Database Theory & Data Management Tools
  • Business Intelligence & Decision Support
  • Web & Social Network Analytics

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GMAT, GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • GMAT/GRE test scores are waived for applicants who meet necessary criteria.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin