MS in Analytics

At a Glance

Data analysis plays a crucial role in solving organizational challenges and making effective business decisions. An MS in analytics provides you with an in-demand skill set that will allow you to step into more specialized roles in your career. Plus, that expert knowledge in this complex field may open more lucrative doors in your career.

33 Credits
A STEM-designated program

STEM programs are designed to develop students’ management skills and technical expertise in harmony, producing a new class of executives bilingual in business and tech.

12-24 Months
We Accept Full and Part-Time Students

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

Analytics Practicum
In the Nation's Capital

Bridge theory and practice by studying real-world data and working with a DC-area company.

Why get an MS in Analytics at Kogod?

Business-Centric

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 foundations in technology, finance, insurance, utilities, manufacturing, consulting, government, and business intelligence.

Hands-On Learning

The MS in analytics is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice from day one. Throughout the program, you'll gain a command of programming languages like R, Python, SQL, and Tableau. The highlight of our program is the capstone experience, where you'll partner with a local organization on an analytics project.

Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are also a key component of your education and have included Leif Ulstrup, CEO and founder of Primehook Technology; Rod Fontecilla, vice president and global lead advanced data analytics for Unisys; and Anshu Sinha, principal data scientist for Zocdoc.

Functional Specializations

Gain in-depth knowledge in a particular area and graduate with a skill set that sets you apart. Choose from marketing, biostatistics, IT consulting, forensic accounting, finance, or computational statistics. 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.

Dedicated Faculty

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

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

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

Komi Koffi MS in Analytics Student

Komi Koffi

Current MS in Analytics Student

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.

Library of Congress

Washington, DC

By studying in the nation's capital, you will have access to invaluable networking and professional opportunities. Whether you're interested in large corporations, government agencies, or the nonprofit world, DC offers a wealth of possibilities for your career.

Class Profile
58%
International Students
50%
Women
24%
US Minorities*
1.7 Years
Average Work Experience
25
Average Age
3.16
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.

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

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