Business Intelligence and Analytics-Business Administration (MS-BIA/MBA)
Creighton’s MBA/MS-BIA program allows students to combine the business focus of the MBA with the technology management thrust of the MS-BIA degree. In this dual degree program, you’ll earn two degrees in considerably less time than it would take you to earn them separately. With both degrees, you’ll gain an impressive collection of managerial and technological competencies.
As an MBA/MS-BIA student, you’ll work with the Graduate Business Programs office to develop a plan of study that reflects your academic and work background, business competencies and career goals. Your plan of study will consist of courses from the functional core and/or from an extensive list of concentration courses.
In addition, the MBA/MS-BIA program is designed to fit your busy life. Take classes online or in the evenings.
Creighton’s business intelligence and analytics (formerly called management information systems – MIS) graduates are generally employed in career tracks leading toward positions in data/systems analysis and design, interactive media, business application development, database administration, Web specialist, network administration and consulting. Increased technology usage in business has caused an explosion in job opportunities for graduates. The U.S. Department of Labor consistently lists information technology jobs among the top 5 fastest growing fields.
The median starting salary for a 2015 Creighton graduate in business intelligence and analytics was $84,500.
Graduates in business intelligence and analytics find professional career opportunities in a wide variety of areas. Recent Creighton BIA graduates have interned and are employed in the following positions, in addition to gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious graduate and professional schools in the nation.
- Human factors in information systems
- Marketing management
- Leadership skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Problem-solving skills
Applicants for admission to the MBA/MS-BIA program must have a baccalaureate degree, regardless of the undergraduate field of study, and an acceptable level of scholarship from an accredited institution of higher education. Students entering the program will also need to show evidence that they have completed at least 1 statistics course in their undergraduate degree, as well as a computer programming class or evidence of programming experience. Students without a statistics class may complete a noncredit statistics tutorial offered by the college for a fee.