Best Nebraska Business Analytics Degrees

From the major multinational corporation deciding on which international markets to tackle next to the family-owned company making a smart hiring decision, business decisions of all types are increasingly being guided by data science.

The field of business analytics, which joins business and data science, is surging in popularity as companies and organizations begin to realize the promise it holds in driving their operations. What that means for students and people in the job market is that the skills involved in business analytics are in high demand.

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That’s fortunate for students in Nebraska, as they have multiple options for getting an excellent education in business analytics in the form of an advanced master’s degree training in the field. We wanted to help students in Nebraska use data and facts to weigh their options, so we examined offerings from all the business programs in the state that have earned the gold-standard AACSB accreditation.

We compared these degrees across a range of factors, such as flexibility, academic reputation, cost and more, narrowing our list to the three that we think give students the biggest bang for the buck.

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. University of Nebraska Lincoln
  2. Creighton University
  3. University of Nebraska Omaha

#1. University of Nebraska Lincoln

730 N. 14th St., P.O. Box 880405, Lincoln, NE 68588

Business Analytics Degree:

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Online MBA, Online Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Economics

Program Description:

The University of Nebraska’s main campus in Lincoln is home to the top-rated business analytics degree on our list, a Master of Science in Business Analytics. It’s offered entirely online with one reasonable tuition cost for students regardless of residency. Highly motivated students can complete their degree in about 18 months, and students may find an online MBA appealing, though that will take more like two years to complete.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required with recommended minimum score of at least 600, comparable GRE accepted; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

$19,500 (30 credits)

Online?

Yes

Visit School

https://business.unl.edu/online/ms-business-analytics/


#2. Creighton University

2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178

Business Analytics Degrees

  • Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • Master of Accounting, MBA

Program Description:

Creighton’s Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics is an online-optional degree that’s heavy on the science part of data science. Notable coursework includes Data Visual Analysis and Visualization and Database Management Systems, and students can tailor most of their degree to their interest areas, ranging from finance to accounting to management.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required, minimum not published; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

$30,591 all on-campus; $39,699 all online (33 credits)

Online?

Yes (hybrid optional)

Visit School

https://gradschool.creighton.edu/programs/masters-degrees/business/business-intelligence-analytics


#3. University of Nebraska Omaha

Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68182

Business Analytics Degree:

  • MBA in Business Analytics

Other Applicable Degrees:

  • MBA in Business Technology, MBA in Collaboration Science, MBA in Investment Science

Program Description:

The final program to make our list is the hybrid MBA in Business Analytics at the University of Nebraska’s Omaha campus. It may be possible for some students to complete this degree entirely online, but it will depend on the luck of the draw, as not all necessary courses are offered online in every term. Other MBA concentrations on offer include business technology, collaboration science and healthcare management.

Degree Details:

Accreditation

AACSB

Admissions

Bachelor’s degree; GMAT required with recommended minimum score of 500, equivalent GRE score accepted; English proficiency scores required for international applicants

Tuition

$12,969 in-state traditional and online; $31,944 out-of-state traditional, $26,631 out-of-state online (33 credits)

Online?

Hybrid (not all classes offered online each term)

Visit School

https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-business-administration/mba/program/data-analytics.php


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