Best Louisiana Business Analytics Degrees

Wise business decisions can be influenced by intuition, to be sure, but smart organizations of all stripes are taking advantage of the precision provided by business analytics. This emerging field combines the principles of business and management with the mathematical prowess of data science.

For those who are hoping for a long and lucrative career in business analytics, a graduate degree in the field is typically an important step. The good news for those in Louisiana is that there are many fine business schools right here in the state, and many of them also offer their coursework online.

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We wanted to help students narrow down their business analytics options in Louisiana, so we compared all business schools in the state by their business analytics degrees, giving weight to factors like academic rigor, cost, value and flexibility. Each of the three programs that made our list of Louisiana finalists have also earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which can be important in hiring decisions.

Our Selection Criteria

  • Reputation: How the university and program is thought of by its peers.
  • Credibility: How well the program ranks in major degree rating publications.
  • Flexibility: How flexible the program is in terms of online class times, time to complete degree, etc.
  • Value: Comparison of the quality of education to cost.

Programs in This Section

  1. Louisiana State University Shreveport
  2. Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
  3. Louisiana Tech University

#1. Louisiana State University Shreveport

One University Place, Shreveport, LA 71115

Business Analytics Degree:

  • MBA in Data Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA in Finance, Online MBA in Marketing, Online Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration

Program Description:

Louisiana State University’s Shreveport campus offers an entirely online MBA with a data analytics specialization that we rate as the best bang for the buck in the state of Louisiana. It’s possible to complete this degree in as little as 10 months, and the typical student will need to spend less than $15,000, which is a huge bargain for any MBA degree. Several other online MBA are also available, as is a Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required for applicants with undergraduate GPA below 2.5; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $12,473 (30 credits)

Online?

  • Yes

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#2. Louisiana State University Baton Rouge

340 E. Parker Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Business Analytics Degrees:

  • Master of Science in Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA, Online Master of Science in Sport Management, Online Master of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development, Online Master of Science in Construction Management

Program Description:

LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge offers an online-optional Master of Science in Analytics through its E.J. Ourso College of Business. Most students will need about two years to complete the degree, and an online MBA is also available, along with other master’s degrees in business- and management-related fields.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT or GRE required; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $31,032 (36 credits)

Online?

  • Yes (optional)

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#3. Louisiana Tech University

201 Mayfield Ave., Ruston, LA 71272

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Professional MBA in Business Statistics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Traditional MBA, Hybrid MBA, Executive MBA, Master of Accountancy

Program Description:

Louisiana Tech University, part of the University of Louisiana system, is home to the final degree to make it to our list, an online Professional MBA in Business Statistics. Other available concentrations are: economics, financial and managerial accounting, and business finance, and Tech offers several other types of MBA degrees.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

  • AACSB

Admissions

  • Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required for applicants with undergraduate GPA below 3.2; English proficiency score required for international applicants

Tuition

  • $32,250 in-state; $59,640 out-of-state (30 credits)

Online?

  • Yes

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