MS in Analytics
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.
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Earn your degree—and advance your career—on your own terms. Full-time students graduate in a year, part-time in 2+ years.
Bridge theory and practice by studying real-world data and working with a DC-area company.
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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.
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.
Kogod has a profound purpose of making its students masters in real-world experience."
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.
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.
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.
*Black = Black or African American; Hispanic = Hispanic/American or Latino; AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native; NHPI = Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.
Elina comes to Kogod from Thessaloniki, Greece. For her undergraduate degree, she attended Rhodes College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a finance specialization and minored in Russian. Elina was inspired to come to Kogod by another analytics student ambassador, Isabelle Wilms, who discussed the support and resources she received from the school and its faculty. Elina has a passion for finance and hopes to combine it with her analytics education for future career opportunities. Schedule a one-on-one with Elina today to learn more about her experience as a Kogod analytics student!
Sarthak is from India, and earned his BA Honors in political science from the University of Delhi. His career goal is to become a major figure in sports analytics with a particular focus on soccer. He was drawn to Kogod’s location in DC and the personalized attention that students receive from day one; he says that “the AU community is so strong and supportive that I can think of over a dozen people who had a positive impact on my admissions process and my academic experience.” To talk with Sarthak about his time at Kogod, schedule a one-on-one chat with him!
Nhi joins Kogod from Vietnam, and earned her undergraduate degree in English teacher language education from VNU University of Languages and International Studies. With her MS in accounting degree, she hopes to become a mentor in the analytics industry. Nhi was very impressed by the support she received throughout her entire admissions journey and that she continues to receive from Kogod’s staff and faculty. “Kogod is a school that’s always on the go. There are always things happening for students, and the faculty and staff constantly support students in making sure they can grab chances that come up,” she says. Schedule a chat with Nhi today to learn more about her experience as a Kogod student!
Ulemu joins the Kogod community from Blantyre, Malawi, and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Finance from Rhodes University. She hopes to leverage her expertise to work in international development and to facilitate socio-economic advancement in her community and on a global scale. Why did Ulemu decide to continue her education at Kogod? She cites Kogod’s specialized programs that aligned with her career goals, as well as the school’s reputation around the world. “The school’s strong standing, acknowledged both nationally and internationally, assured me of the quality education and valuable experiences I would gain during my academic journey,” she says. Want to learn more about Ulemu’s time at Kogod? Schedule a one-on-one with her today!
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
- Supply chain managers
Recent employers include:
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Department of Defense
- The Rare Genomics Institute
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- EJF Capital
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