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Master of Science in

Strategic Analytics

Graduates of our MS Strategic Analytics program should feel equipped to 1) provide organizations with the knowledge they require for success, and 2) offer organizations a bridge between data management and strategic decision making by studying the organizational value of data analysis.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required core courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Please click here if you are a current student and/or have been accepted for the summer 2016 term.

Program outcomes:

  • Identify and assess the opportunities, needs and constraints for data collection, measurement, tracking, analysis, reporting and overall management within a strategic organizational context.
  • Communicate the value of strategic analytics as it relates to an organization’s bottom line through both revenue increase and expense reduction.
  • Identify ways in which data can be analyzed, interpreted, reported and applied to solve or prevent existing or new business problems.
  • Bridge the gap between data and  business by effectively communicating analysis results to drive strategic decisions and direction.
  • Lead analytics teams and projects.
  • Integrate leadership and communication skills with information technology, information management, and data science to maximize business intelligence and decision making.
  • Leverage technology to evaluate and apply analytic tools and techniques to manage large sets of data, distributed data, and cloud-based data.
  • Design innovative, cross-functional data analytics solutions for applied business strategies.

Required Courses

RSAN 101
Foundations of Data Science and Analytics
RSAN 110
Business Intelligence, Analytics and Strategic Decision Making
RSAN 120
Statistics and Data Analysis
RSAN 130
Strategic Analytics and Visualization for Big Data
RSAN 140
Marketing and Customer Analytics
RSAN 150
Data Quality and Governance
RSAN 175
Analytics Strategy and Management

Electives (choose three)

RCOM 102
Professional Communications
RHIN 125
Data Analysis and Decision Support for Health Informatics
RHIN 126
Advanced Healthcare Data Analytics
RIAS 140
Cloud Security
RSAN 160
Predictive Analytics
RSAN 177
Data Security, Privacy and Ethics
RSAN 190
Project Management for Analytics
RSAN 290
Special Topics in Strategic Analytics
RSEG 170
Database Management
RSEG 171
Data Warehousing and Data Mining
RSEG 176
Cloud Computing

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