Launch Your Career with Tulane's Master of Business Analytics (MANA)
Employers in all industries - and across the globe - urgently need to hire graduates who can translate complex data into manageable intelligence that can guide business decisions. Tulane's Master of Business Analytics (MANA) program will give you the rigorous, quantitative training you need to break into this sought-after field.
Learning from our distinguished faculty members, you'll be grounded in the practical application of business analytics through a specialized curriculum co-designed by our industry partners. As a result, you'll move seamlessly into your career.
Our industry-driven curriculum focuses on the skills that employers need; you will be exceptionally prepared to join this in-demand field, and specializations allow you to customize your education to your career goals.
Classes feature experiential learning to immerse you in real-world scenarios where you will gain the confidence to use big data to drive business decisions.
Interaction with industry partners starts during the summer term with visits to local companies, both traditional and tech, and continues with in-class projects throughout the year.
Small classes make professors more than teachers; they are mentors who will be an ongoing resource.
Tulane BSM graduates can accelerate their degree by waiving 6 credits from the 36 credit curriculum.
The program can be completed in 10 months or extended to 18 months, allowing for a summer internship.
Master of Business Analytics Specializations
In addition to gaining mastery of the skills needed to enter the in-demand field of analytics, the MANA program offers the opportunity to choose an area of specialization. Through electives offered by faculty in disciplines including accounting, energy, finance, management, and marketing, students can choose to create a MANA program that meets their more specific academic and career goals.
The energy industry is one of the world’s largest, with ample opportunities for those with the right skills and experiences. Students pursuing a specialization in energy will learn about the business of energy trading and finance, including technical analysis, electronic trading algorithms and the trading of energy derivatives. Freeman’s state-of-the-art trading floor gives students hands-on knowledge of what traders look for when making investment decisions. Graduates with this specialization are prepared for analytics careers at energy companies, energy-related investment, and trading firms and energy consulting companies.
Finance and Accounting Analytics
Coursework in the MANA finance and accounting concentration explores topics including regression models, the practical application of financial theory and accounting analytics through a combination of class formats, including real-world, team-based projects with sponsoring organizations. Students must complete a total of three courses, including at least one from each discipline. This specialization equips students with the tools to delve deep into the challenges and opportunities companies face in corporate finance, asset management, and other core business functional areas, and to use analytics to provide data-driven solutions.
Marketing and Management Analytics
Specialization in marketing and management helps students understand processes for customer identification, acquisition and retention, and the related management processes of both large and small organizations. Coursework includes topics such as marketing research, operations and supply chain management, organizational research, and social media and online marketing. Cases, experiential class activities and discussions with industry professionals provide a necessary foundation for tomorrow's business leaders. Students must complete a total of three courses, including at least one from each discipline. This specialization is especially helpful for students who plan careers in customer-centric industries such as retail, consulting and entrepreneurship.