Masters in Data Analytics Online Degree Overview
With the vast trove of information accessible to organizations around the globe, there is a growing demand for individuals who can decipher data and turn it into meaningful, actionable knowledge and insight. Businesses that have had the most success employ data analysts to analyze complex data and find more efficient ways to operate to help reduce costs.
With coursework in statistical modeling, critical thinking, in-depth data analysis, forecasting, and operational problem solving — and a focus on technology and quantitative analysis — the Master of Science in Data Analytics Degree Program, offered by Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) both on our San Diego campus and in a fully online format for your convenience, prepares students to be the mind that can master the machine.
The Data Analytics Master degree program at Alliant International University provides every graduate student with hands-on experience, teaches valuable analytical skills and technical skills through real-world applications, and ensures that they’re fully prepared to become a working professional in the business world. Some of the topics we explore in our core courses include: predictive analytics and predictive modeling, data visualization, multi-dimensional data structures, and the fundamentals of algorithm design. Learn more about our course below!
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From Class to Corporate
The Master’s in Data Analytics program offers students the opportunity to use their education in a real-world organization. Within your chosen industry, Alliant will help pair you with regional or international companies to attain direct professional development that may take the form of internships or other opportunities.
This program was created to provide maximum flexibility for working professionals, with the option to attend weekly, on-campus meetings in the evenings, or the option to complete the program online.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a research project for authorship and publication in a peer reviewed outlet through the school’s technology and quantitative analysis programs.
CSML's MS in Data Analytics program now has an Honors Program for high-achieving students.
This Honors Program cohort will meet once a month for a deep-dive discussion on contemporary trending industry issues, gaps, advances, and opportunities and will engage in research projects led by faculty that are designed to continue to further the reach of their education in a manner commensurate with their existing academic achievement. This research can lead to pieces for publication in scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and the honors students who successfully publish pieces will be listed as research authors in the publication itself.
Each and every student within the Honors Program will also receive professional executive mentoring on their selected career path, CV creation, and interviewing advice, as we prepare our graduates to make an impact in their career as soon as possible.
Finally, Honors Program members will assist instructors and gain invaluable experience as both a teacher and a leader as they work with these professors on assignment preparation, assisting students with coursework, and will ultimately conduct student-perspective evaluations in courses where they will provide feedback to instructors on student perceptions of course instruction.
The Honors Program is for students that have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above for 2 consecutive terms, and will be required to pass a CSML faculty interview as well.
Alliant International University’s California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its PhD in Leadership, Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), MBA, BS in Business Administration (BSBA), and MS in Data Analytics degree programs.
ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes offered within CSML’s programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by said accrediting body, which is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education across the country. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence through its recognition of business education programs throughout the world.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the career outlook for graduates of the Master’s in Data Analytics degree program?
The data science field is one of the fastest growing sectors, with many exciting and high earning job opportunities. The MS in Data Analytics program will typically lead down two career paths for its graduates, financial analysis and market research analysis, both of which have a promising outlook into 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the BLS, financial analysts can expect an 11% growth rate over the next 8 years, building on the nearly 300,000 jobs in that field that already exist, and market research analysts have an even brighter future, where the 600,000 jobs are expected to balloon to almost 750,000 in that same 8-year window. This growth is no surprise, as we continue to steadily move into the data-driven age of business, where the most successful businesses are those that are most capable in using the data available to them, which, simply put, is the data analyst’s job.
What kind of job can I expect to get with this degree?
Graduates of our Master’s in Data Analytics degree program can expect to join a career in the above-mentioned positions, but, there are other options for those who wish to use their skills in a different context or setting. Those with an MS in Data Analytics could also build a career in the following fields: data scientist, management analyst, consultant, project manager, logistician, data architect, big data engineer, data mining engineer, qualitative analyst, and analytic modeler. These are just a few of the options available to you once you receive your MS in Data Analytics degree.
What scholarship and financial aid options are available to me?
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships for many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities here. Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more in our Financial Options Guide.
Are there any prerequisite courses in the Master’s in Data Analytics degree program?
You will need a Bachelor’s degree that shows you have passed at least one course in the following subjects with at least a B+: math, statistics, and programming; this will waive the need for you to take prerequisite courses in said subjects upon entering the graduate program. If any of these courses were completed for your undergraduate degree more than three years ago, a waiver will need to be applied for, and the program will assess its approval on a case-by-case basis. If you already have a Master’s-level degree in math or statistics and have passed a Master’s-level course in programming with at least a B, these prerequisites are also waived.
When does the Master’s in Data Analytics degree program start?
The Master of Science in Data Analytics degree program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during those enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 8-week term academic calendar.
How long does it take to complete the MS in Data Analytics degree program?
The master’s degree is a 33-credit program and takes a minimum of 60 weeks to complete, across 7 terms.
Campus Locations for the Data Analytics Degree in California
The Master of Science in Data Analytics program is offered both at our San Diego campus and online. While the in-person university in California allows you to interact with other students and faculty face-to-face, our online master's degree gives you the freedom and convenience to study the core courses and electives on your own time. Click the image below to learn more about our San Diego campus and it has to offer.
At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
With a focus on hands-on learning, real-world applications, technological innovation, and a global outlook — CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom. We know how to prepare the data scientists of tomorrow. Start your bachelor’s degree with Alliant International University today.