Decision-making in all industries is increasingly data-driven, creating more career opportunities for business graduates with analytical skills.
To prepare professionals to take advantage of these opportunities, the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business has revised its MBA program for this fall and is introducing new programs that emphasize analytics.
“The revised MBA curriculum has a greater focus on data analytics and innovation in business, and it is designed to be completed in 18 months for most students,” says Robert S. Rubin, associate dean for graduate and professional education programs at DePaul’s business school. “All courses in the program have been updated to ensure relevancy and promote learning of technology-based tools.”
A new MBA concentration, the MBA in Business Analytics, is also being offered this fall. It will equip students with advanced skills for analyzing business data to identify meaningful trends and recommend actions to capitalize on these trends. “These in-demand skills can be applied to positions across business functions, including those in operations, finance, management and marketing,” Rubin says.
Kellstadt also is developing an MBA in Healthcare Analytics, which it plans to add to the curricula soon. This concentration will equip students with the ability to analyze and act on data in the fast-growing health care industry, Rubin says. “Students in this program will learn how to use data to determine how business, health and public policy interact and what implications this has for health care organizations.”
All courses in the revised MBA program are being updated to ensure relevancy and promote learning of technology-based tools.”
— Robert S. Rubin, associate dean for graduate and professional education programs
Another degree that will debut this fall is the Online Executive Master of Science in Human Resources. “Human resources is another field growing in stature as the job market compels organizations to find highly skilled HR leaders who can execute effective strategies for talent development in changing times,” Rubin says. “We’ve designed our executive master’s degree program in collaboration with human resource industry experts to prepare professionals for these opportunities.”
The Executive MS in Human Resources targets professionals who have at least seven years of experience. Classes will be offered online accompanied by three in-person sessions that allow students to network with classmates, professors and industry leaders. Students can complete the program in 15 months.