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Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs

These one-year and two-year graduate programs are just what's needed to close the big-data talent gap. Read on to find a school that fits your ambitions and background.
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Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.

Degree: Master of Science In Marketing Analytics

School: Graduate School of Business

Description: Offers a grounding in strategic marketing and training in making marketing decisions based on quantitative analysis. Program enables students to make informed marketing decisions based on relevant data and to demonstrate the financial impact of those decisions. You'll be able to analyze large amounts of information to develop customer profiles, determine target markets and segment the customer base.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree and GMAT or GRE test results. Students may be required to take up to five foundation courses covering economics, statistics, accounting, finance and marketing. Students may be waived from some or all of these foundations if they have completed an equivalent course within the past five years from an accredited institution and have earned a grade equivalent to a B or better.

Full-time program: 1 to 1.5 years.

Part-time options: Yes

Distance learning options: No

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HillaryUT
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7/3/2014 | 12:01:16 PM
Business Analytics MS at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
The McCombs School of Business offers a challenging, intensive one-year program for recent graduates with quantitative and technical backgrounds. The MSIROM: Business Analytics Program boasts faculty from across the UT campus, deep industry relationships with top companies like Deloitte, Walmart, IBM, AT&T and others, workshops in applications for analytics, choice of electives in marketing, supply chain, and finance, and career services support for students. STEM-certified. No work experience is required.

http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/business-analytics.aspx

msbusinessanalytics@mccombs.utexas.edu

 

 
voorheesb@broad.msu.edu
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6/10/2014 | 11:31:51 AM
Michigan State University MS Business Analytics
The MS in Business Analytics program at Michigan State University is also a phenominal program to feature. Students have the opportunity to: 

Take classes with leading Michigan State faculty in business, computer science and mathematics from the Broad College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Natural Science
  • Gain experience working on live data analysis projects and real-world problem solving every semester of the program
  • Expand thier business intelligence and link thier expertise to a growing industry
  • The curriculum includes courses in business strategy, data mining, applied statistics, project management, marketing technologies, communications and ethics  

The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year from January to December.   

To learn more, visit: https://accounting.broad.msu.edu/welcome/ms-business-analytics/about-the-program/ or email:  analytics@broad.msu.edu
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5/20/2014 | 5:17:50 AM
Data Science at University of Dundee, Scotland
The Data Science MSc at the University of Dundee in Scotland is also worthy of consideration.

I gained my MSc in Business Intelligence there and the Data Science MSc is run by the same people. I'd definitely recommend it:

www.dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/data_science_msc.htm
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5/14/2014 | 12:28:26 AM
Master of Business Analytics - Deakin University, Australia (online or onCampus)
The Deakin Business Analytics program is a collaborative academic program with industry. The course partners of the program include IBM, SAS, Microsoft, Accenture, Altis, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC. The course was designed with significant input from the Analytics industry and 25% of the core curriculum is delivered by current industry practitioners. The course also gives students hands-on experience working with a range of internationally recognised business intelligence and analytics tools including IBM Cognos, SAS Enterprise Miner, Tableau and Microsoft BI/Analytics .

The Deakin Masters' is designed for those who have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum 3 years of graduate level business or IT related work experience. The course aims to develop a broad set of skills spanning Information Management, Data Analytics and Business Value of Analytics. The course is delivered in both Cloud(online) mode and Campus mode from Deakin's Burwood Campus in Melbourne with live interactive webinars of lectures. 
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1/6/2014 | 10:35:34 AM
IBM supports academic programs to close the big data skills gap
Many of these institutions participate in IBM's program to narrow the big data skills gap - over 1,000 partnerships globally receive support for analytic programs (e.g., software, curriculum development or services) from IBM as of Aug 2013.

Universities mentioned in this article:
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • The University of Connecticut (UCONN)
  • Northwestern
  • Louisiana State University (LSU)
  • University of Ottawa (OttawaU)
  • North Carolina State
  • DePaul University

Additional examples from IBM's 1,000+ analytic academic partnerships:
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • George Washington University School of Business
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • The University of Missouri College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science
  • Mother Teresa Women's University, India
  • The National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dalhousie University's Institute for Big Data Analytics, Canada, launched in July 2013

Full list here: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/41733.wss
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12/27/2013 | 3:02:12 PM
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute also has MS in Business Analytics 2013
The M.S. in Business Analytics provides students with the knowledge and essential skills needed to respond to the new challenges characteristic of the data intensive decision-making environments in the world today.

The M.S. in Business Analytics program prepares students with the skills to understand, analyze, and integrate data in business functions:
  • Master cutting-edge analytical modeling
  • Perform statistical analysis
  • Excel at data management techniques
  • Understand emerging concepts, practices, and techniques in handling big data
  • Utilize data modeling and analysis to identify patterns
  • Apply skills to real-world problems in specific business domains

The program is one year and 30 credits.(Business Core Courses - 12 Credits/Analytics Core Courses - 12 Credits/Domain Focused Courses - Six Credits)
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12/12/2013 | 4:36:45 PM
Pace University - MS in Customer Intelligence and Analytics
 Pace University - Lubin School of Business: New York, NY

Degree: MS in Customer Intelligence and Analytics

Description: This program develops your expertise in collecting, managing and interpreting customer data from a wide variety of sources. Graduates will be prepared to drive smarter marketing and business strategies focused on optimizing customer relationships, and be able to take advantage of the significant job growth in the field of data analytics.

Duration: The MS degree can be completed in 12 months based on full-time study, depending on your previous educational and professional background.

Program format: in-class

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, GMAT/GRE

More information available at: http://www.pace.edu/lubin/ms-in-customer-intelligence-analytics
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12/9/2013 | 1:23:58 PM
Data Analysis in Canada
University of the Fraser Valley in Canada has a post-degree certificate available in Data Analysis. It is an ideal program for those wanting to leverage their undergraduate skills with the data analysis skills needed in modern enterprise.

University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia

Degree: Post-degree Certificate in Data Analysis    www.ufv.ca/data

Description:  Data Analysis students at UFV acquire the skills needed to extract reliable information from large data sets. With carefully designed courses taken in both computing and statistics, you will gain the data-base skills you need to house, extract, manipulate and maintain data in the real-world ways in which it arises and you will learn the statistical techniques needed to collect data correctly, assess its quality, analyze it, and present the information effectively to decision makers. The industry standard statistical software environments SAS and R will be used throughout.

Prerequisites: A Bachelor's degree, an introductory statistics course and an introductory programming course (see website for details)

Full-time program: 10.5 months

Part-time program: yes

Distance-learning options: No

 
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12/9/2013 | 8:22:56 AM
Applied Data Analytics MSc at Bournemouth University
I would like to draw your attention to masters courses in data/business analytics outside of US. One which seems to stand out as it is delivered in collaboration with SAS Institute, is the Applied Data Analytics (ADA) MSc at Bournemouth University, UK. I think this might be relevant for US students due to lower fees and no language/visa barrier.
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12/2/2013 | 12:39:17 PM
Update CMU listing to include PT and Online
Can you update your original listing for Carnegie Mellon's Master of Information Systems Management degree to reflect that it has both Part-time and Online degree options through its sister program, the Master of Science in Information Technology www.heinz.cmu.edu/msit-bida? Other sites are sharing your list so I want to make sure they have the right info at the source and the previous comments have all been removed.  Thanks for your help!
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