Executive MS in Data Analytics
Program Description of Executive Master of Science in Data Analytics
Data analysts use business data from sources ranging from online dating, health care, transportation, industry, nuclear science, and many more to generate insights about populations and processes. Data analysis can be used to enhance productivity and increase profits, target medicines and treatments, optimize resource utilization, fight climate change, improve food production, and much more.
Students will learn to understand and apply the foundational concepts and methodologies that constitute data analytics from basic statistics to data visualization to machine learning for descriptive and predictive purposes. This program prepares students to work across diverse industries and organizations.
- The program follows a 5-term structure, with mandatory 3-day residencies during each term. Students must attend all residencies to continue enrollment in the program.
- In the period before and after the residencies, students will complete their course work online. Instructors will maintain regular “virtual” office hours and will be available to assist students as required throughout the term.
- Admitted students will receive the link to access an online orientation just prior to the term start. This online orientation will cover immigration issues, academics, login processes, billing, and payments.
- An internship is required each semester, starting in the first semester, regardless of your citizenship status or visa status. Internship is an integral part of the Executive program.
- Students must take at least seven credits per term to be considered full-time.
A total of 36 credit hours are required for program completion: 10 three-credit courses and six credits of internship.
- Due to the hybrid nature of our residency model, online attendance is required each week of the term. This means that students will not be allowed to register after the official term start date.
- Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. International students must attend each residency session in full, including all classes and meetings in the residency, to receive credit and to fulfill the immigration in-seat class component to maintain F-1 status. An international student who misses any part of the term will be counted absent for the entire term. This will result in SEVIS record termination for international students. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
Course Descriptions and Program Outcomes
- A completed U.S. master’s degree from a regionally accredited school
- A job in the U.S.