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Master of Science in Data Analytics


Master of science in data analytics

As businesses and organizations become more data driven there is a growing demand for graduates that can extract valuable, actionable insights from data to influence strategy and decision-making. A Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) degree from Missouri Southern State University is designed for fresh graduates, mid- or late-career professionals who aspire to join the growing field of data analysis. Our STEM-classified program will provide you with experiential learning in leading programming languages, data analysis software and platforms. Besides developing the technical skills needed to perform the work you will cultivate analytical skills to implement business intelligence solutions.

Program Curriculum

The M.S. in Data Analytics courses were created with input from organizations leading the way in the ever-changing field of data analysis.  Our curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hour) with 6 data analytics core courses and 4 specialization courses that prepare you to lead at the intersection of business and technology. 

Data Analytics Core

  • DATA 510 Foundations of Data Analytics
  • DATA 520 Enterprise Data Management
  • DATA 530 Programming for Data Analysis
  • DATA 540 Data Models and Structured Analysis
  • DATA 550 Machine Learning
  • DATA 555 Artificial Intelligence

Business Analytics Specialization

  • GB 530 Data Visualization
  • GB 525 Revenue Management
  • GB 540 Forecasting with Time Series Analysis
  • GB 560 Supply Chain Decision Modeling

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