The Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Analytics (M.B.A./M.S.-BIA) dual degree program allows students to combine the general business focus provided by the M.B.A. degree with the technology management thrust of the M.S.-BIA degree. The streamlined program can be done in a 48 credit hour program (excluding Foundation courses) in considerably less time and cost than if the two degrees were earned separately (66 total hours).  With both degrees, students will have an impressive collection of managerial and technology skills and competencies.


Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming. Requirement can be fulfilled by either having taken a programming class or on-the-job programming experience.

Students entering the dual M.B.A./M.S.-BIA program will also need to show evidence that they have completed at least one statistics course in their undergraduate degree. Students without such a class may either complete an acceptable undergraduate course or a non-credit statistics tutorial offered for a fee by the Heider College of Business.


M.B.A. Core
All M.B.A. students will complete three courses that address business processes and skills fundamental to Creighton’s Jesuit and values-based mission.
Creighton's M.B.A. program emphasizes how business leaders apply sound and coherent ethical principles to serve its stakeholders and society for the common good. To support this emphasis, all M.B.A. students complete the following courses:
MBA 771Leadership and Organizational Behavior3
MBA 775Business Policy And Managerial Action3
MBA 776Business, Ethics and Society3
M.B.A. Functional Core
Students who are new to the study of business because they hold neither an undergraduate degree in business nor have extensive business work experience may be required to take some or all of the functional core classes. Taking these classes and the core M.B.A. courses will lead to a general competency in most areas of business. Students who hold undergraduate business degrees or have extensive business experience may elect to take one or more of these courses with the approval of the Graduate Business Program's office or may elect to move directly to concentration courses.
MBA 701Financial Reporting for MBAs3
MBA 711Managerial Finance (or MIM Elective)3
MBA 741Economic Analysis for Managers3
MBA 761Marketing Management3
BIA 731Information Systems Management3
BIA Core
BIA 762Survey of Business Intelligence and Analytics3
BIA 772Data Visual Analysis and Visualization3
BIA 782Database Management Systems3
At least 12 hours of the 15 total hours of electives must be other 700-level BIA courses. Three hours may be 700-level MBA or specified MIMFA courses. Please consult academic advisor for complete list of qualified courses.15
Development Technologies for the Web
Systems Integration
Managing Information Resources
Emerging Technologies
Data Mining Techniques for Business
Graduate Internship
Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Wireless Technologies and Mobile Commerce
Telecommunications Infrastructure
Seminar:Advanced Topics in Information Technology Management
Information Technology Projects
Independent Study and Research
Master's Thesis
Total Credits48