Capella University

MS - Analytics


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - Analytics

Format: Online

Program Description:

It’s the perfect storm for ambitious professionals: demand for skilled data analysts is on the rise, and the graduate schools that train them simply can’t keep up. Capella’s Master of Science in Analytics online program prepares you to take advantage, armed with the expertise and command of analytic tools businesses need today.

Our MS in Analytics program takes you deep into the world of Big Data, enhancing your skills in data mining, statistics, applied analytics, modeling, forecasting, and more. In short, you’ll learn how to find key information, interpret it, and use it to refine organizational strategies and drive more informed decision-making.

Developed in collaboration with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence sector, Capella’s MS in Analytics is aligned to the SAS Statistical Business Analyst certification.

Capella’s cutting-edge virtual internship helps you to develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a knowledgeable data analyst, and a dynamic leader. Through the interactive simulation you and your teammates have the unique opportunity to work with Vila Health™, a health care provider struggling with analysis of their extensive, complex data. You will investigate complex data sets, determine the proper analytic tools to use, and present your findings to leaders in a succinct, powerful visualization, all while building vital team skills sought by today’s employers.

Our Master of Science in Analytics prepares you to work with, understand, and develop solutions to prepare you to pursue a career in the diverse field of data analytics. You’ll enhance skills in data sources, statistics, data mining, applied analytics and modeling, leadership, reporting, forecasting, and visualization to solve problems in many industries. Plus, you’ll strengthen your abilities to collaborate, communicate, and make effective presentations.

Common jobs with an online master’s degree in Analytics include: business analyst, data analyst, data architect, business intelligence developer, ETL developer, data or research analyst, adjunct or part-time faculty, and consultant. Potential workplaces include corporations, government agencies, higher education, and consulting firms.

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


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Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

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