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Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

Online Master's in Business Data Analytics

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Start a new chapter in your career with an online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics from Maryville University. Find out how we can help you advance your skills in data analytics, warehousing, mining, and visualization, while also preparing you to sit for your Microsoft SQL and AZURE certification exams.

Online MS in Business Data Analytics at a Glance

  • No GMAT, GRE, or application fee
  • 100% online curriculum
  • 3 start times per year
  • 9 courses, plus capstone, totaling 30 semester hours
  • SQL and AZURE certification prep

Pursuing your Business Data Analytics master’s can position you for new opportunities in a world dominated by big data. Predictions for the analytics technology and solutions market include:*

  • A compound annual growth rate of 11.7% through 2020.
  • Worldwide big data revenue of $203 billion in 2020.
  • The U.S. business data analytics market will reach more than $95 billion by 2020.
  • Annual data created worldwide will skyrocket to 180 trillion gigabytes by 2025.
  • Banking, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, federal/central government, and professional services will be the top five industries for analytics through 2020.
  • Companies with more than 500 employees will be the primary source of opportunities.
  • *IDC Research Inc., 2015. https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41826116

Why Choose Maryville for Your Business Data Analytics Degree?

Maryville University offers our Master's in Business Data Analytics through the John E. Simon School of Business. Built for students to gain practical knowledge that can be applied immediately in the workplace, this program is led by an accomplished faculty of active professionals who use real-world examples fueled by current business news. The MSBDA provides an opportunity to both current practitioners and career changers to obtain graduate-level credentials with a top-quality online degree.

Why Maryville? Here's the Data.

  • Placed in the Top 15% in the nation for “Economic Value” — Educate to Career
  • Made the Forbes “Top Colleges” list for the past three years
  • Ranked a “Best National University” and “Best College for Veterans” — U.S. News & World Report
  • Listed as a “Best College Values 2017” school by Kiplinger’s
  • Accomplished faculty, 90% of whom hold Ph.D. or terminal degrees
  • Overall job placement rate of 97%
  • Accredited by ACBSP and the Higher Learning Commission
  • History of academic excellence dating back to 1872

Student-centered learning you can apply now.

  • Gain practical knowledge that can be used immediately in your workplace.
  • Learn how to combine operational data with analytical tools.
  • Be able to present complex and competitive information.
  • Become a valued contributor with the ability to deliver timely, high-quality analytics.
  • Prepare to sit for Microsoft SQL Server and AZURE certification exams.

Top Careers for Business Data Analytics Graduates

Successful businesses rely on analytics to look for trends, make decisions, and identify opportunities. The need to collect, house, access, and measure data has increased the demand for — and outstripped the supply of — qualified business data analytics professionals. Obtaining your Master’s in Business Data Analytics from Maryville University can help provide a strong foundation for career growth in positions like these:**

Management Analyst / Program Analyst / Management Consultant

14%

growth rate from 2014 to 2024

Median salary of

$81,320

Conduct organizational, work simplification, and measurement studies, as well as design systems and procedures

Market Research Analyst

19%

growth rate from 2014 to 2024

Median salary of

$62,150

Study market conditions to help companies understand what products and services people want, who will buy them, and at what price

Operations Research Analyst

30%

growth rate from 2014 to 2024

Median salary of

$78,630

Use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to solve problems and make better decisions

** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015

Online Business DATA Analytics Curriculum: Designed for you

You can complete the Master’s in Business Data Analytics online in as little as one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Nine core business courses plus capstone. Curriculum includes:

Foundational Courses

  • This course serves as an introduction to data analytics. Data analytics is generally defined as the use of data, quantitative analysis, and modeling to drive business decisions. Specific data mining techniques to illustrate business decision-making situations is discussed.
  • This course examines the design, development and management of relational databases and the integration of these databases with applications across the enterprise. Topics include database tools, basic Structured Query Language, design trade-offs, middleware, database server architectures, web-enabled technologies, security issues and emerging database technologies.
  • This course serves as an introduction to programming and develops foundational programming skills. The course covers basic principles and practical issues while effectively integrating data analytics topics using Python and SQL.

Descriptive Analytics

  • This course is a follow-up to BDAT-600 and further discusses data analytics techniques as they relate to business decision-making situations. This course uses the R programming language.
  • This course focuses on the technology of data warehousing with a specific application towards business intelligence. The course will cover requirements gathering , architecture, and design for data warehousing. Extracting, transforming, and loading strategie to support business intelligence applications will also be covered.

Predictive Analytics

  • This course examines data mining techniques such as classification, regression, cluster analysis and recommendation systems. Analysis of both structured and unstructured data will be discussed including coverage of NoSQL.
  • This course discusses techniques for creating effective data visualizations to inform business decision making. Students will also prototype several visualizations based on existing datasets.

Prescriptive Analytics

Graduate Student Orientation and Conditional Admission Courses

  • This course provides all graduate students an opportunity to review essential content prior to starting a graduate program in the John E. Simon School of Business. This course consists of exercises involving paraphrasing, citing, avoiding plagiarism, and business math.
  • This survey course examines the purposes, organization, and major activities of business operations. Emphasis is placed on understanding relationships of business, government, and the consumer in a global economy. This course is designed to give students a brief outline of most of the major activities in business to include accounting and financials, marketing and management.
  • This survey course examines the purposes, organization, and major activities of business operations. Emphasis is placed on understanding relationships of business, government, and the consumer in a global economy. This course is designed to give students a brief outline of most of the major activities in business to include accounting and financials, marketing and management.

Online Master's in Business Data Analytics: Admission Requirements

The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the Master of Science in Business Data Analytics: