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MS in Data Analytics

Colorado State University Global's Master of Science in Data Analytics program offers students the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge of a variety of analytical theories and processes. Read more about this online Master of Science in Data Analytics program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Data Analytics

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

To enroll in Colorado State University Global's Master of Science in Data Analytics program, students will need an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas: information technology, management information systems, computer science, or database management. Additionally, students should have taken introductory (at a minimum) classes in database management, computer programming, and statistics within the last five years. Applicants may seek provisional admittance to the program if they do not meet the requirements above. All applicants to Colorado State University Global master's degree programs should have an undergraduate degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Colorado State University Global's Master of Science in Data Analytics program is designed to prepare students to lead organizations as data architects, data scientists, or analysts and developers of business intelligence systems. Students are provided with the opportunity to learn about ethics in business analytics, methods to secure data, and how to work effectively with data sets. They can also learn how to use various kinds of analytics to deal with business challenges, make forecasts, and convey recommendations for an organization's finance, management, and logistics functions. Additionally, the curriculum offers students the chance to specialize in an area of interest, such as cybersecurity, fraud management, information technology, organizational learning and performance, population health, human resource performance, and accounting.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid in the forms of student loans and grants is available to those who qualify. Colorado State University Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement, and scholarships. Contact Colorado State University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Data Analytics:

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Data Analytics program must complete eight core courses and four in a specialization. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado State University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Science in Data Analytics Core Courses (24 credits)

  • Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing in Enterprise Environments
  • Data Mining and Visualization
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Capstone - Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Degree Specialization Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose a four-course specialization in an area of interest.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Data Analytics program at Colorado State University Global is designed to prepare students to work with large data sets, ensure data privacy, and provide informed analytical recommendations to businesses.

Some jobs that graduates may pursue are:

  • Enterprise performance (CRM) analyst
  • Fraud analyst
  • Database scientist
  • Operations analyst
  • Database architect