Q: Why should I earn a Master of Business Analytics degree?
A: The emerging field of “big data” business analytics is among the highest demand areas for job opportunities.
The modern information technology environment generates massive amounts of data (often referred to as "big data") from transactions, business interactions, social exchanges, and sensors.
Business analytics refers to “the skills, technologies, and practices for continuous iterative exploration and investigation of past business performance to gain insight and drive business planning.” Business analytics is the science of translating vast amounts of complex data into clear, manageable information to make sound decisions.
Q: Why should I earn my Master of Business Analytics at Freeman?
A: The Freeman School’s Master of Business Analytics provides a personalized approach in an experiential learning environment with an outstanding faculty and world-class facilities, including Cypress, Tulane’s supercomputer. The curriculum emphasizes using commercial software and data bases from leading vendors. Career track opportunities are available across all of the Freeman School’s business disciplines. New Orleans and Tulane University are enjoyable settings to expand your network of friends and corporate contacts.
Q: What career opportunities are available?
A: The Master of Business Analytics prepares graduates for entry-level positions and careers in business analytics in a broad range of industries and companies, including banks, consulting firms, energy companies, financial services firms, health care organizations, trading organizations, and utilities.
McKinsey Global Institute says big data is “the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity” and estimates that by 2018, “the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” McKinsey predicts that “the ability to gather and analyze data in real time may become a requirement for doing business, rather than a competitive advantage.”
Q: How is the program structured?
A: See the curriculum section.
Q: What is the student profile for the program?
A: An applicant should have a strong analytical skills and a quantitative aptitude, ideally with a background in computing and mathematics. An applicant should also have a good academic record and an undergraduate degree in a field such as computer science, economics, engineering, finance, accounting, mathematics, or science. Applicants from all majors are considered.
MANA estimated cost of attendance 2019-2020
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate for educational related expenses for a single person for the eleven month academic period of enrollment as established by the university. The COA is based on federal guidelines and is utilized to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid. Listed below is the estimated COA for the 2019-2020 academic year which will be used for budgeting purposes. Please note that the COA is updated annually (March) and does not include anticipated expenses for spouses and/or dependents.
Freeman School Tuition
(Currently, $1,750 for tuition) The total cost per credit hour of $1,750 assumes that the student registers for a normally progressing course load of 36 required credit hours per year to complete the program, and is subject to future annual increases based on the University tuition rates.
Academic Support Services Fee
Academic Support Service Fee - This fee entitles a student to use the supplementary services of the university library, certain computer services, data and voice hookups, Educational Resources and Counseling, and other academic support services. The cost of the Academic Support Service Fee is $100 per credit hour.
Health Center Fee
A mandatory fee of $320 per semester (fall and spring) providing for primary health care at the Tulane Student Health Center. It also covers health education programs, drug and alcohol counseling, and Tulane Emergency Service (TEMS). The total Health Center Fee is $640 for the year (fall and spring).
Student Activity Fee and Recreation Center Fee (fall and spring)
There are two separate mandatory University fees. The Student Activity fee of $120 per semester, entitles students to participate in or attend supported activities, readership of a weekly student newspaper, admission to athletic events, movies, concerts and lectures. The Reily Center Fee of $180 per semester covers membership at the Center for fall and spring only. Students may purchase a separate summer membership directly through the Reily Center Membership Office. The two fees combined are $600 for the year (fall and spring only).
Tuition and University Fees
Additional Allowable Expenses (may be included in student loan requests)
Room & Board
Estimated budget for rent, utilities and meals for an eleven month period of enrollment for a single student. The university’s budgeted cost for room and board is $17,783 for eleven months.
Students may request that the cost of a new computer (along with other specific allowable expenses) up to $2,500 be added to their budget as outlined in the “Financial Aid Policy for Inclusion of Computer Cost in a Student’s Cost of Attendance.” Please refer to the Financial Aid website for specifics to allow this one-time expense.
Health Insurance Premium
(per academic year, subject to change) All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the university-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage. Currently, premiums are billed in the amount of $1,630.00 per semester for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students whose program begins in the summer will also be required to carry adequate health insurance. Please note that the 2019-2020 insurance policy may differ due to recent health care reform, and the new plan and premiums are announced by the Student Health Center in mid-summer.
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