Building from a core in applied statistics, the Master of Science in Analytics provides students with advanced analytical training, developing the ability to draw insights from big data. The curriculum offers a thorough exploration of state-of-the-art data-gathering tools, methods, and analytics.
Coursework focuses on:
This degree is offered in-person part-time or full-time. There is no online option.
Autumn: August start.
Spring: February start.
Part-time: one and a half to two years.
Full-time: one year and three months.
Two or more years of work experience
Gleacher Center, downtown Chicago
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The MScA is intended for emerging analytics professionals and for those who wish to advance their careers in the field. The MScA is appropriate for a wide range of people including:
The program provides the training and develops the skill set required to solve complex problems at the intersection of statistics, computer science, and business expertise.
Build the intelligent future promised by analytics. Analytics extracts insights from massive amounts of data that can come from sensors placed in every device and place around us, posts to social media sites, purchase transaction records, video and audio recordings, and many more.
These insights enable an ordinary person to make decisions that are likely to be as good as, or in most cases, better than the decisions made by the most intelligent person who is not in the possession of such insights.
These insights also operate machines that can make extremely fast and accurate decisions that would be impossible for any human being ever to make. For instance, a machine learning algorithm could stream data from sensors to detect unattended bag in an airport seconds after the bag is dropped. Master of Science in Analytics (MScA) Program of the University of Chicago Graham School educates students to develop these insights to build the intelligent future promised by analytics.