MS in Data Science – Business Analytics Specialization

Program Overview

Harness the power of data to help your business prosper.

By providing you with a solid foundation in business theory and practice as well as data science, the online Business Analytics specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science teaches you how to use demographic trends, census information, and other databases to predict market and workforce developments — as well as risk.

Work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience, and benefit from a 100-percent online program that fits your personal and professional life.

By providing you with a solid foundation in business theory and practice as well as data science, the online Business Analytics specialization of Utica College's Master of Science in Data Science teaches you how to use demographic trends, census information, and other databases to predict market and workforce developments — as well as risk.

Work alongside a faculty of data science practitioners with decades of experience, and benefit from a 100-percent online program that fits your personal and professional life.

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Pay 2020 Rates in 2021*. Tuition Rates will remain steady for the 2020-21 academic year.
*Tuition freeze is subject to change on June 1, 2021
 

Unlock the Power of Data-Driven Decision-Making

Become an invaluable asset to any operation with the skills to combine data management, analysis, and business fundamentals to give high-level leadership the information they need to make decisions.

 
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          Career Outlook

          You will complete this specialization ready to apply your data science learning to a variety of business management roles, from Business Analyst to Data Scientist. This specialization is designed for those with aspirations to rise to a C-Suite position.

          Career Spotlight: Business Analyst

          As a business analyst, you would act as a facilitator in your organization, making internal departments more efficient by interpreting data and offering informed suggestions for change. On average, business analysts earn an annual income of $59,466.1

          Career Spotlight: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

          While the specific tasks of a CEO vary depending on what organization they are leading, they are usually responsible for formulating a strategic set of plans to address the direction of a company. On average, CEOs earn an average annual income of $158,967.2

          Other titles you may qualify for:

          • Chief Analytics Officer
          • Business Analyst
          • Data Scientist
          • Chief Information Officer
          • Analytics Consultant

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum

          The Business Analytics specialization features five courses that extend over 12 credit hours. Learn about corporate financial analysis, understand the application of accounting and finance concepts as they apply to financial data, deepen your understanding of the value chain, and more.

          Course Spotlight: ECN 610 – Managerial Economics

          Explore economic forces and how they relate to the profitability and growth of a firm — as well as to economic thinking. You'll examine topics including principles of microeconomics and how they apply to managerial decision-making.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Course Spotlight: MGT 610 – Core Topics in Management

          Cover strategy and analysis of the value chain, macroeconomic issues in business, monetary theory and financial institutions, and financial statement analysis.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          You can finish in less than two years by taking one course every eight weeks. In that time, you'll complete 30 total credits: 18 credits of core data analytics and research methods coursework and 12 credits in your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          Utica College's online M.S. in Data Science puts a special emphasis on social data. With a deeper understanding of people's preferences and behaviors, you'll be prepared to give a human face to data and improve public policy, marketing strategy, or operational outcomes in any sector.

          Plus, with specializations available in Business Analysis, Social Science, Financial Crime, and Cybersecurity, you'll graduate ready to dive deep into the area of your choice.

          In 2018, Glassdoor ranked Data Scientist the #1 Job in America for salary, opportunity growth, and job satisfaction.

          High-paying jobs are available in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit organizations with a median entry-level salary of more than $92,500 in 2018, according to Burtch Works.

          See our M.S. in Data Science Career Outlook page for detailed information about the career paths, jobs, and salaries that may be available to you after graduation.

          No. While previous experience may provide valuable context to your studies, work history in the field is not required for admittance to the program.

          See our full list of admissions requirements for the M.S. in Data Science program.

          The Master of Science in Data Science program is a 30-credit-hour program at a cost of $830 per credit hour, for a total estimated tuition cost of $24,900.

          For a detailed list of all related expenses and fees, see the M.S. in Data Science Tuition and Fees page.

          In order to complete the M.S. in Data Science program, you'll be required to complete 30 credit hours, which will include a foundational set of courses as well as your chosen specialization and a capstone or thesis project.

          See the full M.S. in Data Science curriculum for detailed information.

          SOURCES:

          1Payscale (n.d.). Average Business Analyst (Unspecified Type). Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Business_Analyst_(Unspecified_Type)/Salary
          2Payscale (n.d.). Average Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Retrieved on June 18, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Executive_Officer_(CEO)/Salary