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Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)

Analytics is a term that defies easy definition, and its use is accordingly varied. Here’s how we think about it: 

Analytics is the art, science, and culture of using data and advanced quantitative methods to improve an organization’s offerings and outcomes.

Organizations will always be challenged by the need to make decisions in the face of imperfect and incomplete knowledge. However, advances in data capture and management, the digitization of internal and client-facing processes, and other recent developments have created substantial quantities of raw information that have the potential to narrow this knowledge gap. In order to realize this opportunity, the new economy requires substantial numbers of people trained in the appropriate analytical tools, techniques, and related proficiencies required to extract and communicate actionable knowledge from this data.

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MSA at a Glance

The MSA is designed as a professional master degree program, delivered on selected evenings and weekends over a 15-month duration. It has been constructed to appeal to working professionals seeking to learn the tools, techniques, analytical thinking skills, and other proficiencies required to become highly skilled, sought-after, and productive analytics practitioners.

  • Degree Conferred: Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)
  • Start Date: September 1, 2015
  • End Date: November 28, 2016
  • Program Format: Classes are generally held on Tuesdays (6-10p), Fridays (6-10p), and Saturdays (9a-5:30p), with an alternating week-on, week-off schedule. Click here to see a detailed schedule.
  • Cost of Tuition: $30,000 

MSA alumni will have:

  • The quantitative and programmatic skills required to work with data and build computational models of organizational processes
  • The consultative problem-solving skills required to seek out and understand organizational challenges, frame them as analytical opportunities, and successfully manage the execution of these exercises
  • The communication skills required to articulate and deliver the results of analytical exercises and related data-driven insights
  • The leadership skills required to develop an organizational culture that supports and encourages the application of analytics in its decision-making processes

Contact information

For more information about the Master of Science in Analytics, contact Zain Khandwala, Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at or 502.272.7460.

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