Students have the flexibility to pursue the Master of Science in Analytics degree on a part- or full-time schedule. Part-time students enroll in one or two courses each quarter and take their courses in the evenings or on Saturdays. Full-time students take three courses per quarter. Some of their courses may be offered during the day. All courses are taught at the NBC Tower in downtown Chicago.
Students earn the Master of Science in Analytics by successfully completing up to fourteen courses and a final capstone project. The Master of Science in Analytics curriculum consists of the following:
Typically, full-time students can complete the Master of Science in Analytics program in one and a half years. Students may apply to start in either the Spring or Autumn quarters.
Our program builds a basis in analytics theory that will be applied in advanced analytics classes that span several analytics disciplines and specialities.
Foundation courses provide the basis for our rigorous analytics degree that will support the theoretical, strategic, and practical analytics studies in more advanced courses. Students with sufficient preparation may be eligible to bypass some foundation courses. Statistics Bootcamp begins one month prior to a student’s start quarter.
|Introduction to Statistical Concepts: Statistics Bootcamp||Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis|
|Programming for Analytics|
Core courses allow students to build their theoretical analytics knowledge and practice applying this theory to examine business problems. The required Leadership Skills core course teaches how to make the ties between data analysis learnings and business objectives. Each of the nine core courses is required to earn the Master of Science in Analytics.
|Statistical Analysis||Leadership Skills: Teams, Strategies, and Communications|
|Linear and Nonlinear Models for Business Applications||Data Mining Principles|
|Time Series Analysis and Forecasting||Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics|
|Data Engineering Platforms for Analytics||Big Data Platforms Research Design for Business Applications|
|Research Design for Business Applications|
Explore advanced analytics strategies and applications. Students are required to complete two electives. Our program continually adds electives to evolve with the analytics landscape. Alumni are able to take classes, when available, at reduced tuition.
|Financial Analytics||Credit and Insurance Risk Analytics|
|Marketing Analytics||Digital Marketing Analytics in Theory and Practice|
|Health Analytics||Optimization and Simulation Methods for Analytics|
|Real Time Analytics||Data Visualization Techniques|
|Real Time Intelligent Systems||Bayesian Methods|
|Reinforcement Learning and Advanced Optimization||Advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence|
|Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Computing|
Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis is available as an elective to students who were not required to take it as a Foundation Course.
The required capstone project is completed over three quarters. The capstone courses start with the core course, Research Design for Business Applications. Part-time students generally start their capstone project three to four quarters before their projected graduation. Full-time students start their capstone project in their third quarter.
|Capstone Project Implementation||Capstone Project Writing|
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