Master of Science in Business Analytics Online

Master in Analytics Online

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At a Glance

Online Business Analytics Overview

Our program is designed for professionals who want to apply data
insights to make a real difference for their organizations. As a student
in our online analytics degree program, you can learn how to use data
to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges related to
fiscal performance and operational effectiveness—and earn your
degree in as few as 12 to 15 months.1

Master of science in business analytics will prepare you
for success in roles such as financial analyst, business intelligence
consultant, and supply chain manager.

As a student, you will attend live classes where you interact and
collaborate via webcam with Kogod faculty members and classmates.
You will complete weekly self-paced coursework that complements
the assignments and discussion in the live classes and have full access
to office hours.

Online Business Analytics Overview

Our program is designed for professionals who want to apply data insights to make a real difference for their organizations. As a student in our online analytics degree program, you can learn how to use data to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges related to fiscal performance and operational effectiveness—and earn your degree in as few as 12 to 15 months.1

Master of science in business analytics will prepare you for success in roles such as financial analyst, business intelligence consultant, and supply chain manager

As a student, you will attend live classes where you interact and collaborate via webcam with Kogod faculty members and classmates. You will complete weekly self-paced coursework that complements the assignments and discussion in the live classes and have full access to office hours.

Program Objective

Preparing students to solve a variety of modern organizational and business challenges using data.

Preparing students to solve a variety of modern organizational and business challenges using data.

Study Functional Analytics

Demonstrate an understanding of analytics, management information systems, applied managerial statistics, and database and big data analysis.

Develop Analytical Problem Solving

Apply analytical problem solving through data management and analytics tools, business intelligence, and predictive and prescriptive analysis.

Gain Analytical Communication Skills

Learn how to demonstrate professional competence in written communication by succinctly articulating problem statements and findings to answer questions.

Gain Analytical Communication Skills

Learn how to demonstrate professional competence in written communication by succinctly articulating problem statements and findings to answer questions.

Apply Classroom Learnings

Demonstrate the ability to formulate relevant business questions; search, identify and manipulate data; evaluate and select the most appropriate analytic models, methods, and tools to apply and analyze data.

Apply Classroom Learnings

Demonstrate the ability to formulate relevant business questions; search, identify and manipulate data; evaluate and select the most appropriate analytic models, methods, and tools to apply and analyze data.

American University’s Kogod School of Business seeks candidates who strive to become global business leaders.

 

Online MS in Business Analytics candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to apply. GMAT and GRE scores are not required. The program has four start dates throughout the year: January, April, July, and October. Applications are accepted and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

 

To complete your application, you must submit the following:

(for international applicants)

Curriculum

The online master’s in business analytics curriculum will prepare you to make educated assessments by applying analytical techniques to real-world business practices. Unlike many data science–focused analytics master’s degree programs, our program’s applied business emphasis provides you with the opportunity to explore the business domain of your choice.

 

The 33-credit program can be completed on a full-time or part-time schedule, and includes core courses, elective courses, and hands-on practicum experiences. The course work builds a foundation in business practices, and you can customize your degree by choosing one of our predesigned focus areas or designing your own.

Business Fundamentals Certificate

You will have the option to pursue the Business Fundamentals Certificate as a part of your analytics degree for no additional cost or time to complete by selecting four elective courses that meet the certificate requirements. With this certificate, you will gain a fundamental understanding of business and management in courses that focus on financial accounting, marketing, finance, international business, and more.

 

Explore our full list of business analytics courses.

Practicums

The curriculum includes two practicums (1.5 credits each) that allow you and your peers to solve business challenges with real organizations. Some of the organizations that Kogod has partnered with include Capital One and Venture Capital. You will use descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics tools to find solutions to problems these organizations face.

 

In addition to these problem-solving projects, you will network with business leaders and make invaluable connections with your classmates and instructors.

Focus Areas

You will have access to a variety of elective courses that will develop your expertise in a related field. Available focus areas include:

Business Foundations

Develop the core management skills to make better business decisions for your organization through courses such as Strategic Thinking and Managerial Economics and Corporate Strategy.

Consulting

Prepare for success in this field and appeal to potential employers and clients through courses such as Business Law and Ethics and Strategic Thinking for Decisions.

Cybersecurity

Focus on strategies to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cybersecurity attacks through courses such as Cybersecurity Risk Management and Cybersecurity Governance.

Financial Analytics

Develop both analytic and financial expertise through courses such as Financial Statement Analysis and Forensic Accounting: Fraud Examination and Litigation Support.

A Curriculum at the Intersection of Business and Analytics Strategy

Learn more about how our business analytics curriculum will prepare you to advance your career.

Enhancing Your Career Path

In the online MS in business analytics program, you will learn to use the most up-to-date data analysis strategies to transform relevant information into tangible solutions. Graduates are prepared to work in roles such as:

Intelligence analyst

Financial analyst

Marketing analyst

Business analytics consultant

Entrepreneur

Supply chain manager

Student Experience

The Kogod School of Business has always been committed to a collaborative, immersive, and personalized learning experience. This is no different with our online programs.

 

Created in 2015 specifically for the online space, our programs increase access to a Kogod education for working professionals located anywhere in the world and enable you to join a global community of diverse peers.

We Bring AU to You

Our digital campus was intentionally designed based on extensive research on what makes online learning successful. We combine advanced technology, hands-on experiences, and full access to the American University and Kogod communities. Here, you’re not an online student- you’re an AU student.

Learn more about the online student experience at AU.

As a student, you will

Attend immersive online classes

You will engage in live seminar-style discussions, where you can enter breakout rooms for smaller discussions with classmates or one-on-one sessions with your professor.

Complete interactive coursework

You will work at your own pace to complete weekly assignments that supplement what you learn in your classes.

Gain hands-on knowledge

Through in-person experiences, you will apply your learnings to solve conflicts faced by real businesses.

Gain hands-on knowledge

Through in-person experiences, you will apply your learnings to solve conflicts faced by real businesses.

Receive dedicated support

Our support staff, engaged faculty, and career services are available when you need help updating your résumé, networking, and more.

Receive dedicated support

Our support staff, engaged faculty, and career services are available when you need help updating your résumé, networking, and more.

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Career Access

You will apply the skills you develop in Kogod’s online master’s programs to connect with job posters, view salary insights, and more.

Class Profile

Our online students bring a wide range of perspectives and experiences to the classroom. The Kogod School of Business is proud to encourage these viewpoints in an inclusive learning environment.

Where Will an AU MS in Business Analytics Take You?

Learn more about how our online master of science in business analytics program can help you apply data insights to make a real difference in your organization.

Military Education Benefits

American University’s Kogod School of Business is dedicated to
supporting military service members, veterans, and their families.

 

Military-connected students are able to apply their VA education
benefits when they enroll, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the
Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), Tuition Assistance (TA), and the Yellow
Ribbon Program for those who qualify.

 

As an online student, you can earn your your earn your degree no matter you live or are stationed-and translate your military

American University’s Kogod School of Business is dedicated to supporting military service members, veterans, and their families.

 

Military-connected students are able to apply their VA education benefits when they enroll, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB), Tuition Assistance (TA), and the Yellow Ribbon Program for those who qualify.

 

As an online MBA student, you can earn your degree no matter where you live or are stationed—and translate your military

experience and leadership skills into new career possibilities across a variety of industries and organizations.

 

Applicants who have served in any branch of the US. military on active duty within the past three years are eligible to waive

their application fee.

 

Learn more about how to apply for military benefits

experience and leadership skills into new career possibilities across a variety of industries and organizations.

Applicants who have served in any branch of the U.S. military on active duty within the past three years are eligible to waive their application fee.

Learn more about how to apply for military benefits.

A Top-Ranked Online MS

Kogod’s online graduate programs have been recognized as some of the best in the country.

Gain Specialized Data Analysis Skills

Find out more about the online master’s in business analytics today.

1 Program time to completion depends on when you start the program.

2 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA), US News & World Report. Accessed March 7, 2022.

3 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA), US News & World Report. Accessed March 7, 2022.

4 Best Online Master’s in Business Analytics Programs in 2022, Fortune. Accessed March 7, 2022.

5 QS World University Rankings. Accessed June 2021.

6 This information includes: Hispanic/Latino, Black or African American, Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian or Alaska Native students, as well as two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories. Data represents all students enrolled in the program from 2017–2021.