Analytics (Master of Science)

Program Availability

Harness the power of big data to move your company forward.

Data drives the way successful businesses operate. If you’re looking to bolster your analytical skills and use business intelligence to affect decisions and progress in your organization, consider Creighton University’s online Master of Science in Analytics program. This program will prepare you to:

  • Manage data from a number of sources
  • Use analytical tools to gain insights from data
  • Effectively model and communicate findings to key stakeholders and decision-makers

You’ll gain practical knowledge in predictive and prescriptive analytics, data visualization and modeling, machine learning, database management, research and more. You’ll learn how to analyze data, solve complex problems, and drive decision-making processes.

Prepare for a future driven by analytics.

Demand for professionals with expertise in data and analytics is booming. Employers in nearly every industry are searching for professionals with analytical skill sets, including:

  • Software Developers
  • Data Scientists
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Operations Research Analysts

Job growth for these roles is expected to rise 16% by 2028. Professionals in these roles earn an annual salary between $64,500 and $119,204.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., June 2018

Designed to fit your goals and your busy schedule.

Creighton’s Master of Science in Analytics program can prepare you for opportunities in big data in just over two years. This program is designed with your goals and schedule in mind, including:

  • 100% online coursework
  • Asynchronous format that allows you to complete coursework at your own pace
  • Flexible curriculum that can be tailored to fit your goals

Four of the courses in Creighton’s MS in Analytics program are considered “floating” courses. This designation provides flexibility for the program director to substitute course offerings with new courses that cover the latest trends in the industry. As a student, we will help you customize your plan of study to fit your goals while also staying current with new innovations and concepts in big data.   

What You'll Learn

  • Exhibit disciplinary knowledge in analytics
  • Develop visualizations of data
  • Create relational databases
  • Evaluate a variety of analytics tools and techniques
  • Analyze data with appropriate modeling techniques to support fact-based decision-making
  • Think critically to aid decision-making
  • Apply problem-solving skills in diagnosing and addressing business challenges
  • Communicate professionally
  • Effectively communicate analytical conclusions in a visual format
  • Articulate assumptions, analyses and interpretations of data in an oral format
  • Commit to action that demonstrates care for others
  • Analyze a business ethics situation and propose a course of action
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategies to work effectively with others on diverse project teams
  • Exhibit personal habits consistent with leadership formation
  • Reflect on and articulate the relationships among personal values, professional obligations, and social responsibilities
 

Curriculum

To earn a Master of Science in Analytics at Creighton University, you must complete 33 credit hours:

Core Courses – 21 credit hours

  • Python Programming for Analytics
  • Statistics for Data Scientists
  • Data Wrangling
  • Ethics in Data Analytics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Visual Analysis and Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Database Management Systems

Floating Courses – 12 credit hours, may be from list below or new topics assigned by director

  • Applications of Optimization Modeling
  • Data Governance
  • Data Warehousing and Advanced Database Systems
  • Business Intelligence and IT Readings

Goals of the program along with a detailed course listing can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.

Accreditation

Creighton University has maintained continuous accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission since 1928.  For information regarding the University’s accreditation status, visit http://www.creighton.edu/accreditation/.

Creighton University’s Master of Science in Analytics program also holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Additional information regarding academic programs which hold specialized accreditation can be found at on this page.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree, regardless of field, with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • GMAT score may be required (see policy below)

 

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants

International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.

GMAT Policy

You are not required to provide a GMAT score to apply if you have work experience, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution.

If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, or if you have not received a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution, you will be required to provide a GMAT score.

Regardless of applicant’s cumulative GPA, the admissions committee reserves the right to require an applicant to submit a GMAT score if there are concerns regarding the student’s achievement across all math, statistics, economics and finance courses previously completed.

Tuition & Scholarships

Financial Aid
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance:


Monthly Electronic Transfer Payment Plan
The Creighton Business Office offers a flexible monthly payment plan that enables you to make payments on your tuition and fees one chunk at a time. Learn more.


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Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
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For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
402.280.2731

Important Dates and Deadlines

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Certificate Option

Certificate
Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate) (15 credits)

  • Work on projects that involve real-world data sets, develop basic data-driven models, and obtain a basic understanding of analytics.
  • Credits earned for a graduate certificate can be applied toward a Master of Science in Analytics
  • See a full course listing in the course catalog
  • Available on-campus

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