Pennsylvania State University

World Campus

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics – Business Analytics Option

Address:

State College, PA 16801

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics Business Analytics Option, Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Learn how to make informed, data-driven business decisions with Penn State's 30-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics with an option in Business Analytics. As a student in this data analytics degree program, you can acquire the business intelligence training needed to work in positions such as business analyst, analytic system designer, or data scientist. Learn how to apply big data analytics, data mining techniques, and predictive analytics to meet your organization’s business objectives and leverage competitive advantage.

The Penn State Difference

Delivered in a strong partnership between four colleges and four academic departments from across the University, the business analytics degree program offers you the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and unique perspectives of faculty with diverse backgrounds. With their broad spectrum of experiences, our faculty can teach you to collect, classify, analyze, and model data at large and ultra-large scales and across domains using statistics, computer science, machine learning, and software engineering.

Business Analytics Curriculum: More than Predictive Analytics

The focus of the business analytics degree curriculum is to explore and analyze big data to support data-driven business decisions through the complete spectrum of analytics activities: descriptive (what happened), diagnostic (why it happened), predictive (what will happen), and prescriptive (what should happen). In addition to learning how to use optimization and forecasting techniques, you can take data management courses, and learn about data mining for business intelligence. You can gain a practical skill set to perform tasks in various areas of business, such as marketing, supply chains, operations, forensics, and risk.

You can also choose the data analytics base program that focuses on database design and big data storage technologies.

Start with a Business Analytics Certificate and Step Up to the Master’s Degree

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics consists of three courses from the MPS in Data Analytics – Business Analytics option. You can begin by pursuing the certificate, and then choose to continue and apply to the master’s degree program. If you apply and are accepted to the master’s degree program, you can apply the 9 credits from the certificate toward the degree.

Accreditation:

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International Student Requirements:

English Proficiency: The language of instruction at Penn State is English. All international applicants must take and submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with some exceptions.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $930 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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