Regarding business analytics in MBA


samco.me

Inspite of googling extensively for Business analytics course in MBA, I am unable to find whether Business analytics course offered in some Full time MBA program teaches using statistical tool to collect and analyze data (specially relevant to such role as Market research for services offered using mobile platform)

Inspite of googling extensively for Business analytics course in MBA, I am unable to find whether Business analytics course offered in some Full time MBA program teaches using statistical tool to collect and analyze data (specially relevant to such role as Market research for services offered using mobile platform)
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Duncan

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=mba+analytics+curriculum+project+site%3A.edu+type%3A.pdf

https://lmgtfy.com/?q=mba+analytics+curriculum+project+site%3A.edu+type%3A.pdf
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Duncan

I am not sure if you have a question but, generally, analytics courses are about the analysis of data, and sometimes about ETL processes too. But generally, businesses have data. Market research would be a separate course.

I am not sure if you have a question but, generally, analytics courses are about the analysis of data, and sometimes about ETL processes too. But generally, businesses have data. Market research would be a separate course.
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samco.me

I am not sure if you have a question but, generally, analytics courses are about the analysis of data, and sometimes about ETL processes too. But generally, businesses have data. Market research would be a separate course.

I will try to clarify. Does MBA core courses (up to Tier 5 colleges) in general consists of business analytics or related course. If not then does one has option to add it as elective.
Or one has to opt for specialized MBA in business analytics (offered by few colleges like Tepper, Sloan not sure about european colleges)

Also, how MBA in business analytics different from general MBA programs.

[quote]I am not sure if you have a question but, generally, analytics courses are about the analysis of data, and sometimes about ETL processes too. But generally, businesses have data. Market research would be a separate course. [/quote]
I will try to clarify. Does MBA core courses (up to Tier 5 colleges) in general consists of business analytics or related course. If not then does one has option to add it as elective.
Or one has to opt for specialized MBA in business analytics (offered by few colleges like Tepper, Sloan not sure about european colleges)

Also, how MBA in business analytics different from general MBA programs.
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Duncan

Because the design of academic courses relies on knowledge verified by peer review, it's rare to find degrees that will focus on teaching skills and tools that were not widely in use a few years ago and won't be in use in a few years. For example, I did an MSc in business systems 20 years ago, and that was all about rather timeless aspects of expert systems, interact design, elementary machine learning, data extraction and transformation. These are more valid, decades later, than narrow training in specific took which will be redundant in a few years.

If you want to learn R, Tableau, etc.... don't expect an MBA to be best way to build deep technical skills in tools that are fast changing. Every MBA will education students in the strategic use and pratical manipulation of data, but for an education than emphasises the hand-on use of specific tools maybe consider of master of science degree like https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-science-analytics-georgia-tech

Because the design of academic courses relies on knowledge verified by peer review, it's rare to find degrees that will focus on teaching skills and tools that were not widely in use a few years ago and won't be in use in a few years. For example, I did an MSc in business systems 20 years ago, and that was all about rather timeless aspects of expert systems, interact design, elementary machine learning, data extraction and transformation. These are more valid, decades later, than narrow training in specific took which will be redundant in a few years.

If you want to learn R, Tableau, etc.... don't expect an MBA to be best way to build deep technical skills in tools that are fast changing. Every MBA will education students in the strategic use and pratical manipulation of data, but for an education than emphasises the hand-on use of specific tools maybe consider of master of science degree like https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-science-analytics-georgia-tech

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samco.me

Because the design of academic courses relies on knowledge verified by peer review, it's rare to find degrees that will focus on teaching skills and tools that were not widely in use a few years ago and won't be in use in a few years. For example, I did an MSc in business systems 20 years ago, and that was all about rather timeless aspects of expert systems, interact design, elementary machine learning, data extraction and transformation. These are more valid, decades later, than narrow training in specific took which will be redundant in a few years.

If you want to learn R, Tableau, etc.... don't expect an MBA to be best way to build deep technical skills in tools that are fast changing. Every MBA will education students in the strategic use and pratical manipulation of data, but for an education than emphasises the hand-on use of specific tools maybe consider of master of science degree like https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-science-analytics-georgia-tech



Lets say post-mba (general mba) I find a requirement (working for company or my own startup) to address poor user retention rate or conversion rate using data generated through online platform (ecommerce ecosystem). Assuming no pre-mba knowledge as such, would MBA knlowledge be of any help in this type os work.

[quote]Because the design of academic courses relies on knowledge verified by peer review, it's rare to find degrees that will focus on teaching skills and tools that were not widely in use a few years ago and won't be in use in a few years. For example, I did an MSc in business systems 20 years ago, and that was all about rather timeless aspects of expert systems, interact design, elementary machine learning, data extraction and transformation. These are more valid, decades later, than narrow training in specific took which will be redundant in a few years.

If you want to learn R, Tableau, etc.... don't expect an MBA to be best way to build deep technical skills in tools that are fast changing. Every MBA will education students in the strategic use and pratical manipulation of data, but for an education than emphasises the hand-on use of specific tools maybe consider of master of science degree like https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-science-analytics-georgia-tech

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Lets say post-mba (general mba) I find a requirement (working for company or my own startup) to address poor user retention rate or conversion rate using data generated through online platform (ecommerce ecosystem). Assuming no pre-mba knowledge as such, would MBA knlowledge be of any help in this type os work.
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Ayon

Usually MBAs are Generalist in nature i.e. General Management. You can customize your experience by taking electives that may dive into specifics like Analytics. [There is a huge debate out there about MBA being Generalist v Specialist ---- don't want to get into that]

Many schools would offer MBA programs saying they are more focused in analytics than others. Look at their curriculum closely.

If you want a deep dive in R, Tableau etc. without let's say studying Accounting or Operations then your time and money is better spent doing those specialized courses. MBA will dip you in various knowledge pools accounting, finance, operations, organization behavior, IT, analytics etc.

The Core of any MBA would be the core of any business - accounting, finance, operations, organization. A specialized degree i.e MS will be more hands. But if you really want to drown in analytics instead of deep dive do specialized courses from the source itself.

Usually MBA level programs will teach you some introductory in the following
Visualization: Tablaeu, Alteryx
DB Query: Access, SQL
Statistical Programming: R

There are a gazillion tools and courses in Visualization, stats, Big Data, Machine Learning D like SPSS, SAS, Hadoop, Kafka, Splunk, Elastic, Jupyter.

Usually MBAs are Generalist in nature i.e. General Management. You can customize your experience by taking electives that may dive into specifics like Analytics. [There is a huge debate out there about MBA being Generalist v Specialist ---- don't want to get into that]

Many schools would offer MBA programs saying they are more focused in analytics than others. Look at their curriculum closely.

If you want a deep dive in R, Tableau etc. without let's say studying Accounting or Operations then your time and money is better spent doing those specialized courses. MBA will dip you in various knowledge pools accounting, finance, operations, organization behavior, IT, analytics etc.

The Core of any MBA would be the core of any business - accounting, finance, operations, organization. A specialized degree i.e MS will be more hands. But if you really want to drown in analytics instead of deep dive do specialized courses from the source itself.

Usually MBA level programs will teach you some introductory in the following
Visualization: Tablaeu, Alteryx
DB Query: Access, SQL
Statistical Programming: R

There are a gazillion tools and courses in Visualization, stats, Big Data, Machine Learning D like SPSS, SAS, Hadoop, Kafka, Splunk, Elastic, Jupyter.
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samco.me

Usually MBAs are Generalist in nature i.e. General Management. You can customize your experience by taking electives that may dive into specifics like Analytics. [There is a huge debate out there about MBA being Generalist v Specialist ---- don't want to get into that]

Many schools would offer MBA programs saying they are more focused in analytics than others. Look at their curriculum closely.

If you want a deep dive in R, Tableau etc. without let's say studying Accounting or Operations then your time and money is better spent doing those specialized courses. MBA will dip you in various knowledge pools accounting, finance, operations, organization behavior, IT, analytics etc.

The Core of any MBA would be the core of any business - accounting, finance, operations, organization. A specialized degree i.e MS will be more hands. But if you really want to drown in analytics instead of deep dive do specialized courses from the source itself.

Usually MBA level programs will teach you some introductory in the following
Visualization: Tablaeu, Alteryx
DB Query: Access, SQL
Statistical Programming: R

There are a gazillion tools and courses in Visualization, stats, Big Data, Machine Learning D like SPSS, SAS, Hadoop, Kafka, Splunk, Elastic, Jupyter.

Thanks Ayon for such thoughtful response. I want to dive deep into general MBA knowledge pool as you mentioned.
However, I also would like to learn analytics, if not deep. Do you have any such MBA program in your mind (gmat 660, targetting european schools, long goal expanding family retailing business)

[quote]Usually MBAs are Generalist in nature i.e. General Management. You can customize your experience by taking electives that may dive into specifics like Analytics. [There is a huge debate out there about MBA being Generalist v Specialist ---- don't want to get into that]

Many schools would offer MBA programs saying they are more focused in analytics than others. Look at their curriculum closely.

If you want a deep dive in R, Tableau etc. without let's say studying Accounting or Operations then your time and money is better spent doing those specialized courses. MBA will dip you in various knowledge pools accounting, finance, operations, organization behavior, IT, analytics etc.

The Core of any MBA would be the core of any business - accounting, finance, operations, organization. A specialized degree i.e MS will be more hands. But if you really want to drown in analytics instead of deep dive do specialized courses from the source itself.

Usually MBA level programs will teach you some introductory in the following
Visualization: Tablaeu, Alteryx
DB Query: Access, SQL
Statistical Programming: R

There are a gazillion tools and courses in Visualization, stats, Big Data, Machine Learning D like SPSS, SAS, Hadoop, Kafka, Splunk, Elastic, Jupyter.
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Thanks Ayon for such thoughtful response. I want to dive deep into general MBA knowledge pool as you mentioned.
However, I also would like to learn analytics, if not deep. Do you have any such MBA program in your mind (gmat 660, targetting european schools, long goal expanding family retailing business)
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Ayon

I don't have a ready list as I don't usually research into European schools. However if you were to shortlist some programs. I could take a look and give you my 2 cents.

A quick google search tells me that there is a Dual degree program by IE which is MBA + MS in Analytics covered in 19 months. Perhaps get in touch with their AdCom ?

I don't have a ready list as I don't usually research into European schools. However if you were to shortlist some programs. I could take a look and give you my 2 cents.

A quick google search tells me that there is a Dual degree program by IE which is MBA + MS in Analytics covered in 19 months. Perhaps get in touch with their AdCom ?
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laurie

When you say "European" schools this is actually a very broad range. Since schools in each country most likely cater to the needs of students in that specific country, I'd focus on a single country (or two at the most), and shortlist these choices by the languages you speak. Because even though the top schools in European country do tend to offer English-language programs, finding jobs in a country without knowing the primary spoken language is going to be a hard battle.

When you say "European" schools this is actually a very broad range. Since schools in each country most likely cater to the needs of students in that specific country, I'd focus on a single country (or two at the most), and shortlist these choices by the languages you speak. Because even though the top schools in European country do tend to offer English-language programs, finding jobs in a country without knowing the primary spoken language is going to be a hard battle.
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