Master of Business Administration / Business Analytics
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

Throughout Penn State’s online MBA, you will work as part of a team, learn how to lead a team and create business solutions using teamwork.  You will learn how to apply your comprehensive knowledge from all business disciplines and apply these solutions to real-life scenarios.  With a concentration in Business Analytics, you will add the element of data analysis to these strategic business solutions, in your studies and in your profession.  Coursework in Penn State’s MBA in Business Analytics includes:

  • Business strategies for data analytics
  • Predicative analytics for business
  • Prescription analytics for business

A key component of the online MBA program at Penn State is a 5-day residency where you will meet members of your team — your cohort and your professors.  Although this program enables you to work asynchronously, completely on your own schedule, there are also opportunities to participate in group discussions and engage your classmates in synchronous learning environments.


​Students are required to attend a five-day residency held at University Park, PA at the start of the program.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Undergraduate junior/senior (last two years) GPA
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years
    • GMAT or GRE waivers are offered to applicants with Ph.D., M.D., or D.O. degrees, and may also be considered for those with other advanced professional degrees, progressive work experience, or leadership experience, and who have not taken either test in the past 5 years
  • Two references
  • Résumé
  • Essay response
  • Online interview

Special Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education