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Coming Soon: New MBA Degrees in Business and Healthcare Analytics, Online Executive Masters in Human Resources

By Robin Florzak   /  2/6/2020  / Twitter / Facebook

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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 at DePaul University is developing new MBA concentrations in business analytics and health care analytics that are expected to be offered this fall, pending faculty approval.

The MBA in Business Analytics will equip students with advanced skills for analyzing business data for meaningful trends and recommending 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,” says Robert S. Rubin, associate dean for graduate and professional education programs at DePaul’s business school.

The ability to interpret data is also a highly sought-after skill in the fast-growing health care industry, Rubin noted, leading Kellstadt to also develop an MBA in Healthcare Analytics. “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.”

Students in the DePaul MBA program typically complete their degrees in two years, with the flexibility to determine their course loads and schedules each quarter.

Kellstadt also plans to debut a new online Executive Master of Science in Human Resources ​this fall. “Human resources is another field growing in stature as the tight job market compels organizations to find highly skilled HR leaders who can execute effective strategies for talent acquisition, development and rewards,” says Rubin. “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.

For more information about  graduate business programs, contact the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at (312) 362-8810 or or visit