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May 15, 2024
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At a Glance

Harness the power of data and AI to solve complex business problems and elevate your career with Kogod’s MS in Analytics. This program not only equips you with an in-demand skill set but also opens doors to specialized and lucrative roles through Kogod's extensive alumni network.

33 Credits
A STEM-designated program

Our STEM-designated program synchronizes management skills with technical expertise, educating leaders proficient in business and cutting-edge technologies.

12-24 Months
With Flexible Learning Options

Earn your degree—and advance your career—on your own terms. Full-time students graduate in a year, part-time students in 2+ years.

Infused with AI
And Hands-On Practice

Master prompt engineering and programming—essential AI concepts and tools—and gain experience with R, Python, and AI/ML Models.

No. 13 by Fortune Magazine

Our Online MS in Analytics program was ranked no. 13 in the US by Fortune Magazine in 2024!

Choose from Five Areas

Fine-tune your Analytics degree and focus your electives on sustainability, marketing, finance, forensic accounting, or data science. Or, work with an advisor to build your own specialization! 

Small Classes
Form Lifelong Connections

Leverage the benefits of our deliberately small class sizes, designed to foster enduring bonds with your peers and professors.

Why get an MS in Analytics at Kogod?

Hands-On AI Integration

Dive deep into analytics with real-world AI applications. Master programming languages such as R, Python, SQL, and Tableau, and culminate your learning in a capstone project that tackles actual analytics challenges in collaboration with local organizations.


The program is housed in DC's first accredited business school, and it shows. Our curriculum takes students through the full lifecycle of business analytics by providing essential knowledge in technology, strategy, operations, supply chain, finance, accounting, and marketing.

Washington, DC Location

Positioned in the heart of Washington, DC, the program leverages its location and strong industry partnerships to connect students with unparalleled networking and professional opportunities in global Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, international organizations, and NGOs.

Functional Specializations

Gain in-depth knowledge in a particular area and graduate with a skill set that sets you apart. Choose from sustainability, marketing, forensic accounting, finance, or data science. You can also work with your advisor to create your own specialization.

Professional Certificates

Gain an edge in this competitive job market by completing one of our professional graduate certificates. Enhance your degree with a certificate in forensic accounting or any of our other five graduate certificate options.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are renowned experts in their field and key players in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, government, and global organizations. As mentors, they are invested in the professional and academic success of our students.

At its core, the analytics degree is a business-oriented education where courses are balanced between business and statistical analysis. For someone from a business background who had been exploring technical skills, it was a perfect match."

Rui Huang

Rui Huang

MS in Analytics '20
Business Intelligence Analyst at Hopper

What You'll Learn

Comprehensive Core

The MS in analytics program consists of 33 credit hours. The courses in core competencies and analytics foundations provide a well-rounded understanding of the field. You'll learn evidence-based data gathering, data modeling, and quantitative analysis, as well as how to implement these tools to provide businesses with competitive advantages. Students gain skills to work in business intelligence, financial analysis, marketing, and consulting.

Practical Expertise

To further your expertise, you'll either choose a functional specialization or a functional background. These concentrations allow you to elevate your skills in some of the most critical aspects of analytics.

The highlight of our curriculum is the Capstone Practicum, which gives you the chance to apply high-level analytical skills to real-world data. When you graduate, you'll leave with the practical know-how to take on that next step in your career.

Degree Requirements

Program Highlights
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STEM-Designated Program

STEM-designated programs equip students with technological expertise and leadership skills vital to the US economy. The designation also allows international students to apply for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training.

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Capstone Practicum

Gain real-world experience by solving an analytics problem for a local organization. Past clients include DC United, Special Olympics, Eastbanc Technologies, and Earth Networks.

US Department of Commerce

A Partner of the US AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) 

Kogod is one of more than 200 leading AI stakeholders to help advance the development and deployment of safe, trustworthy AI under the new US Government Safety Institute.

AI + Sustainability
Gamechangers in Sustainability Speaker Series with Xylem CEO Matthew Pine

Kogod School of Business welcomes the leader of water technology company Xylem “at the perfect intersection” of the school’s priorities of sustainability, AI, and analytics.

Class Profile
International Students
US Minorities*
1.7 Years
Average Work Experience
Average Age
Average GPA

*Black = Black or African American; Hispanic = Hispanic/American or Latino; AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native; NHPI = Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

Kogod has a profound purpose of making its students masters in real-world experience."

Komi Koffi MS in Analytics Alum '21

Komi Koffi

MS in Analytics Alum '21

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Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates have found professional success in a wide range of industries, that span the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Six months after graduation, 93 percent of our students report they are either fully employed, in graduate school, or both.

Graduates of the program can work as:

  • Intelligence analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Marketing analysts
  • Business analytics consultants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Supply chain managers

Recent employers include:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cisco
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defense
  • The Rare Genomics Institute
  • National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • EJF Capital
  • Gartner
  • Geico

The experience of the professors from the analytics space was just really attractive to me.”

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Kensey Johnson

Senior Paid Marketing Lead, Amazon

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