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Drive strategic decisions with a master’s degree in Business Analytics
In today's world, every industry is leaning into the power of data.
With Columbia College's Master of Science in Business Analytics, we equip you to be leaders in the industry. Our program prepares you to navigate the waves of data that drive strategic decision-making across various business landscapes.
You will learn the art and science of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large volumes of data. Beyond simply understanding data, you develop the skills to translate findings into actionable business strategies and solutions that support business operations and solve complex business problems.
The program will empower you with skills to:
- Design effective data visualizations to communicate analysis findings.
- Design, implement, and maintain database systems for business problem-solving.
- Apply statistical methods and data analysis techniques to interpret large datasets for data-driven decisions.
- Manipulate large sets of data to meet organizational needs.
- Create predictive models to forecast future trends, opportunities, and risks.
Fuel your career with data insights
Business analytics experts are essential in all industries. If you have a knack for number-crunching and a desire to influence strategic decisions, this program is for you.
Our graduates excel in a wide range of careers including:
- Data Analyst
- Human Resources Analyst
- Marketing Analyst
- Sports Management Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Accounting Analyst
- Research Analyst
Let's create the future of business together.
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
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Available program formats
- Core requirements 36 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 36 credit hours
Some courses you may take
Big data fundamentals is a comprehensive introduction to the big data analytics in a business context. The course examines motivations and drivers for the adoption of big data, planning considerations, and enterprise technology in the context of massive data sets. Students will gain a firm understanding of big data processing, technology, storage, and analysis employing big data.
This course explores the theory and practice of data visualization for managers. The course encompasses the visualization design process and offers a deep dive into the use of color, design, interactivity, data representation, and composition of well-designed visuals in a business context. Prerequisites: BUSI 508.
Examination of the topics in the area of law, regulatory controls, and ethical issues. Topics include contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, agency agreements, partnerships, corporations, and product liability. Discussions focus on the implications of these legal situations in management.
Strategic Management Using Business Analytics examine the theory, skills, and knowledge needed to use data analytics to inform strategic decision-making in businesses. The course will cover topics related to strategic management, business analytics, and how the two intersect to help businesses achieve their goals. The course provides an applied frame for managers to integrate analytics technically and professionally into organizational decision processes.