Analytics

Degree:
  • Master's
Location: Boston
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Why Analytics?

Analytics is the integration of the major theories, tools, and approaches to identify and successfully communicate data-driven insights for informed decision making in the digital age. Analysts articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of the work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context. They propose an effective path to resolution of an analytical problem that may be complicated by the competitive environment, opposing interests, and divergent or uncertain data and information.

    The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics helps to meet the increasing demand from employers by teaching the competencies that define an analyst's ability to demonstrate the application of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions through behavior that is directly related to performance goals: Statistics/Mathematics, Analytics Systems Technology, Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Business Process/ Management, Business Analytics Agility, Communicating with Data, and Leadership/Data Governance, Policy and Ethics.

    The Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program prepares students by applying the principles, tools, and methods of analytics to a project within a sponsoring organization to successfully assist with the extraction, development, delivery, and/or translation/implementation of data analysis for tactical and/or strategic decision making in organizations.


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    Unique Features

    • Graduate with a portfolio of work samples that demonstrate your range and depth of skill
    • Be part of a larger network of analytics professionals 
    • This is a STEM-designated graduate degree

    Program Objectives

    Build portfolios of real-world projects demonstrating competency with key technologies, visualization and communication techniques, and the ability to translate information into recommended actions.

    • Gain a core analytical skillset upon which to layer more specialized technical skillsets or industry-specific applications.
    • Develop a relationship to industry leaders and peers so that you may leverage your Northeastern education long after your formal education ends.
    • Choose from a host of flexible programming options—all of which share an industry-defined core curriculum and a credit-bearing experiential requirement.
    • Anticipate and contribute to the future direction of data analytics.

    What you'll study

    General Requirements

    Master of Professional Studies in Analytics General Requirements
    ALY 6000 - Introduction to Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6010 - Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
    3.00
    ALY 6015 - Intermediate Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6050 - Introduction to Enterprise Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
    3.00
    ITC 6000 - Database Management Systems
    3.00

    Experiential Learning Course

    ALY 6080 - Integrated Experiential Learning
    3.00

    Experiential Capstone Course

    ALY 6980 - Capstone
    3.00

    Electives

    Complete three of the following:

    ALY 6020 - Predictive Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6030 - Data Warehousing and SQL
    3.00
    ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
    3.00
    ALY 6050 - Introduction to Enterprise Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6060 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence
    3.00
    ALY 6100 - Data-Driven Decision Making
    3.00
    ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
    3.00
    ALY 6120 - Leadership in Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6130 - Risk Management for Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6140 - Analytics Systems Technology
    3.00
    ALY 6150 - Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Data and Applications
    3.00
    ALY 6160 - Business Intelligence in Healthcare/Pharmaceutical
    3.00
    ALY 6983 - Topics
    3.00
    CMN 6005 - Foundations of Professional Communication
    4.00
    EDU 6184 - Interdisciplinary Foundations
    2.00
    GIS 5201 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
    3.00
    ITC 6000 - Database Management Systems
    3.00
    ITC 6020 - Information Systems Design and Development
    3.00
    ITC 6045 - Information Technology Policy, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
    3.00
    ITC 6310 - Information Security Governance
    3.00
    LDR 6110 - Leading Teams
    3.00
    LDR 6135 - Ethical Leadership
    3.00
    PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
    3.00
    PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management
    3.00
    PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
    3.00
    PJM 6180 - Project Stakeholder Management
    3.00
    GIS 5103 - Foundations of Geographic Information Science
    4.00
    EAI 6000 - Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
    3.00
    EAI 6010 - Applications of Artificial Intelligence
    3.00
    EAI 6020 - AI System Technologies
    3.00

    Concentrations

    Concentration in Statistical Modeling
    ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
    3.00
    ALY 6020 - Predictive Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
    3.00
    ALY 6140 - Analytics Systems Technology
    3.00
    ALY 6030 - Data Warehousing and SQL
    3.00
    Concentration in Evidence-Based Management
    ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
    3.00
    ALY 6060 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence
    3.00
    ALY 6120 - Leadership in Analytics
    3.00
    ALY 6130 - Risk Management for Analytics
    3.00
    PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
    3.00
    Concentration in Applied Machine Intelligence

    ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
    3.00
    EAI 6000 - Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
    3.00
    EAI 6010 - Applications of Artificial Intelligence
    3.00
    EAI 6020 - AI System Technologies
    3.00
    ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
    3.00
     

    This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

     
     

    Meet Lead Faculty Alice Mello

    Did You Know?

    By 2022, 18% of jobs will require a master's degree (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

    Average Time to Completion

    2-3 Years

    Commitment

    Full-Time
    Part-Time

    Entry Terms

    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter

    Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

    Yes