Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making Online

Gain the technical acumen to turn raw data into insights that help drive effective business decisions.

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Program Overview

What our MBA in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online offers you

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

Meet the growing demand for leaders capable of making strategic, data-driven business decisions with the online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making. Capitalizing on the power of spreadsheet applications such as Excel, Tableau, and geographic information systems (GIS), you will learn to develop, design, and create interactive and dynamic business models and techniques that are useful in scenario and what-if analyses. These techniques will improve your ability as a manager to make data-informed and timely decisions.

This 100 percent online program prepares you for leadership development while deepening your knowledge of finance, accounting, operations management, and strategic analysis that will be layered with your decision-making abilities with tools for data visualization, data querying, dashboard development and design, and storytelling.

The faculty at SOU are committed to providing hands-on learning opportunities that enable MBA students to gain the essential business and management skills needed in today’s market. You can earn this MBA online in as few as 16 months while you continue working and apply what you learn right away.

An online MBA that prepares you for any business challenge

"As I progressed in my career there were certain things that I knew I needed to understand better and getting an MBA was the best way to go and do that."

– Brian Ziff-Levine, SOU online MBA graduate

In the MBA with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online program, you will:

  • gain advanced Excel skills in designing and developing decision models used for business analysis,
  • explore geographic information systems (GIS) as an emerging technology/science and how it can be used to improve business decision-making, and
  • participate in hands-on exercises and projects to illustrate and promote further understanding of SQL querying, data presentation, and data visualization techniques.

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SOU offers our online Master of Business Administration in a variety of concentration areas. Explore all of our online MBA programs.

Learn what the SOU online MBA program can do for you

We attract students that are not necessarily working in a corporate world, but also both in government and nonprofits.

- Rene Ordonez, PhD, Professor, SOU online MBA

$19,350* Total Tuition
As few as 16 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
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Tuition

SOU online programs are cost-effective

The SOU Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition whether you reside in Oregon or outside the state.

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$19,350* Total Tuition
$430 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Don't miss these important deadlines

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online program is convenient and accessible for working professionals. All courses are seven weeks in length, with multiple start dates each year. View the calendar to see upcoming starts and related due dates.

Now enrolling:

7/18/22 Apply Date
8/1/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer 16/13/225/30/226/1/226/8/226/17/227/31/227 weeks
Summer 28/1/227/18/227/18/227/27/228/5/229/18/227 weeks
Fall9/26/229/12/229/12/229/21/2210/1/2211/13/227 weeks
Winter1/9/2312/26/2212/26/221/4/231/14/232/26/237 weeks
Spring4/3/233/20/233/20/233/29/234/8/235/21/237 weeks

Now enrolling:

7/18/22 Apply Date
8/1/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

We make it easy to apply to the online MBA in Information Analysis and Decision-Making program

The Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online admission process is streamlined to help you get started right away. Requirements for full admission include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.75 GPA with three years relevant experience or 3.0 GPA

MBA with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making Online Admission Requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and transcripts verifying a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale are granted full admission status into the MBA with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online degree program.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.75 qualify for full admission status by verifying three or more years of relevant work experience within the application.
    • Provisional admission status is available for applicants with an undergraduate GPA lower than 2.75 who have three years of relevant work experience. Students admitted on a provisional basis must earn a B or better in courses taken during their first term in order to continue in the program.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous educational institutions attended.
  • International student applicants interested in enrolling in the SOU online Master of Business Administration program should contact the Office of International Programs for information related to international admissions and visa restrictions. Contact the Office of International Programs by emailing [email protected].

Southern Oregon University considers you an international student if you are NOT a:

  • U.S. citizen or national;
  • U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.

Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students:

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized university in that country.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; documents must be official and include an English translation. Applicants are required to have documents mailed to SOU in a sealed envelope from the school, which has not been opened.
    • SOU will not accept scans, faxes, photocopies, or already opened documents.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score
    • If English is not your native language, you will need to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • You do not need to submit a score if you earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college/university or completed your education in a native English-speaking country.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

SOU Admissions Department
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

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Courses

Read about our MBA in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Information Analysis and Decision-Making online, you must complete 13 courses (45 credit hours), covering 33 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone course) and 12 credit hours of concentration courses.

You must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn how to plan and implement effective marketing strategies through case analysis and research in strategic applications. Emphasizes best practices to successfully address marketing challenges faced by actual businesses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Students apply contemporary operations management techniques and tools to realistic business situations. Case studies and computer-based models are utilized as decision-making tools. MBA 514 must be taken during the final two terms. The MBA ETS Major Field Test will be administered via this course. The Field Test is part of the program's accreditation and assessment process. An $80 course fee will be assessed for this test.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines the role of information systems (IS) in contemporary business organizations. Provides an overview of key information systems and technologies. Emphasizes the management behavior, knowledge, and skills necessary to participate in making decisions about information systems. Also introduces current trends and drivers, including emerging technologies that affect the present and future of information systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores the accounting function of an organization from a managerial perspective. Students gain an understanding of cost characteristics, cash flows, and reporting; the appropriate application of costs in decision-making; and the behavioral ramifications and interdependency of accounting within the organization as a whole.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the roles and techniques of research in retail, service, community, and industry settings. Research methods and procedures such as design, data collection, analysis, and recommendations are applied to an actual organizational situation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores fundamental concepts of microeconomics (market equilibrium, firm and consumer behavior, and industry structure and competition) as a means of understanding and analyzing business problems. Basic macroeconomic models are developed to help explain long-run trends and short-run fluctuations in key macroeconomic variables: GDP, inflation, interest rates, wage and profit rates, and budget deficits. Applies the basic principles of finance theory to decisions facing the corporate manager.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acquaints students with fundamental legal concepts affecting organizations through case studies and guest speakers. Concepts are discussed within a general managerial framework with distinctions made for private, nonprofit, and governmental entities. Major topics covered include tort liability, contracts and legal agreements, intellectual property rights, administrative law, individual liability, and legal economics/ADR applications. Management law covered includes employment issues such as wrongful non-hiring and termination, discrimination, ADA (disabilities), sexual harassment, and similar issues. Introduces contemporary issues of ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) facing the business community.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational systems. Topics covered (from theoretical and practical perspectives) include understanding people, motivation, group dynamics, communication, leadership, power, politics, conflict, diversity, culture, decision making, change, and organizational structure.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores essential financial theory and develops applications in the areas of valuation of assets, financing decisions, risk assessment, and short-term asset and liability management. Develops the abilities to compare and value uncertain cash flows; evaluate the costs and risks of financing from stocks, bonds, and entrepreneurial sources; and manage short-term capital.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone course is intended to provide an experience that integrates the MBA coursework using intensive business cases and analysis. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all core courses. MBA 590 must be taken during the final two terms.
You must take three of the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Advanced course in management information systems with an emphasis on the use of business analytics to drive decisions and actions. Hands-on exercises and projects illustrate and promote further understanding of the topics. Includes SQL querying, data presentation, and data visualization techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Explores Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an emerging technology/science over the last three decades and how this technology can and has been used to improve business decision making. Primarily the course examines the marrying of geographic information to data and thus how that substantially changes and improves the ability to compile evidence, construct arguments and therefore improve decision making. While business is the primary focus, the course helps students understand how GIS has had and is having a profound impact in government and nonprofits as well.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Applies advanced Excel skills in designing and developing decision models in business analysis. Students apply advanced Excel functions and procedures in developing interactive business decision making models and tools for use in the areas of finance, accounting, operations management, and management science.

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