Program Overview

Today's executives can no longer afford to rely on instinct when making critical decisions. Increasingly, professional organizations are relying on Data Analytics (DA), Business Analytics (BA), and Business Intelligence (BI) to glean immeasurable value from organizational data, social networks, and "Big Data."

The M.S. in Data Analytics degree focuses on the collection, analysis, application, and management of data to make better decisions. The goal: actionable insight that will provide real competitive advantage in a data-driven world. 


Required Courses


Intro to Data Analytics   Geographic Information Systems
Data Warehousing   Database Management Systems
Data Mining   DSS Analysis and Design
Computer Network Security

Elective Courses (Suggested)



IT Project Management
   Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems
   Leadership Skills in Project Mgt
Systems Analysis and Design
   Managing SW Development in IT
Networks and Data Communication
   Project Mgt for eBusiness
Corporate Systems Risk Mitigation
   Quality Issues in IT Proj Mgt 
Managing Intelligence Systems 
   Strategic Planning in IT Proj Mgt 

Sample Positions


Data Analyst   BI Project Manager
Business Analyst   BI Architect
Data Scientist   Data Mining Architect
BI Consultant / Specialist   BI Application Specialist
BI Manager / Director   Data Warehouse Administrator 

Concentrations