U.S. News & World Report ranked Clemson University’s MBA in business analytics as 17th in the nation.
This puts Clemson’s program among the most prestigious in the country, and it’s the only ranked MBA concentration program in South Carolina, according to the University.
“All of our programs are developed with not only the expertise of our faculty but also the input of business leaders,” said Greg Pickett, director of Clemson’s MBA program. Faculty believe the program is successful because it offers a curriculum that’s most suited to today’s business needs.
The rankings in specialty programs are derived from peer evaluations from universities across the country. The magazine then verifies the peer rankings to ensure the program offers the level of excellence the evaluations suggest.
The program, created through help from business partners, teaches students how to interpret the large amounts of data that businesses collect. According to the university, this can drive decisions in marketing, human resources, customer service or research and development that can give a business a competitive edge.
According to a news release, businesses consider data to be their No. 1 resource. As such, this program helps students effectively manage data, while they learn programs like SPSS, SAS, Python and Tableau to develop business strategies to solve real-world problems.
The program was based on Clemson’s MBAe program, which offers online classes for convenience along with in-person learning on the weekends for networking.
“Our program design and delivery is one of the most unique in the country and we are honored to be recognized for all of the considerations that went into creating Clemson’s high-quality MBA program,” said Pickett.