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Analytics MS Online Courses

Learn how to make data-driven business decisions

You will gain in-depth knowledge of information systems, as well as modern analytical skills, while fulfilling the 30-credit course requirement for the Analytics MS degree program.

Courses are specifically broken out into the following segments, allowing you to build a foundation of knowledge as you go: Program Core, Analytics Intelligence, and Analytics Applications.

You will conclude the program with a required thesis or internship to demonstrate competency in research, analysis, and project work. You may elect to include research, project work, or both. An effective thesis will help you solidify your grasp of the program content and serve as an impressive addition to your career portfolio.

How does the curriculum differ from the MBA with a concentration in Analytics Intelligence? The Analytics MS degree program focuses specifically on analytics and systems, rather than business management.

Preparatory Courses (up to 6 Credits)

Students with undergraduate preparation in a non-business field may be required to complete up to 6 credits of preparatory coursework. Students with a strong academic record (B or better in each case) from an accredited university may be able to waive preparatory foundation courses. Accounting & Business Law (ACCT500) requires financial accounting, as well as any course labelled business law that included contracts and tort law Management & Marketing (MGMT500) requires organizational behavior, operations management, and marketing or any similarly named course that includes consumer behavior.

This coursework provides the basic fundamentals across the business disciplines that serve as a necessary foundation for a degree through our School of Business.

ACCT 500Accounting & Business Law
MGMT 500Management & Marketing

If you have not completed all of these courses as part of your undergraduate studies, they are available through our program. For more information on prerequisites, please contact admissions.

Program Core Courses (6 credits)

ITKM 505Information Systems and Knowledge Management
MGMT 555Global Program and Project Management

Analytics Intelligence Courses (9 credits)

ITKM 548Enterprise Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
ITKM 549Technical Concepts for Analytics Professionals
ITKM 560Foundations in Advanced Enterprise Analytics

Analytics Applications Courses (9 credits)

MKTG 525Data-Driven Marketing
FIN 534Behavioral Economics and Algorithmic Finance
MGMT 534Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing

Capstone (6 credits)

The capstone in the MS in Analytics consists of a research methods course and either a thesis or internship.

BUCP 588Research Methods
BUCP 598Thesis OR
BUCP 599Internship

Program Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of this program, you will need to successfully complete the required 30-credits of coursework, including a thesis or internship. Coursework may be completed as a full-time or part-time student. You must satisfactorily complete all academic requirements with a cumulative grade point average grade of “B” (CGPA = 3.0) or better.

Evaluation of your progress will be based on the following:

  • Research papers integrating market trends with class topics
  • Exams measuring the effective acquisition of technical acumen
  • “Hands-on” tools and calculation assignments and projects
  • Student attendance and class participation
  • A thesis that demonstrates the ability to conduct investigations in the analytics and systems discipline

View all courses offered and read full course descriptions in our online course catalog system.

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