MS in Data Analytics

Harness the Power of Data.

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Degree Overview


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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. With coursework in statistical modeling, critical thinking, in-depth analysis, forecasting, and operational problem solving; and a focus on technology and quantitative analysis the Master of Science in Data Analytics Degree Program—offered both on-ground and in a fully online format for your convenience—by the California School of Management and Leadership (CSML) prepares students to be the mind that can master the machine.

 

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Degree Highlights

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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.

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Cooperative Schedule

Because this program was created for working professionals, the course format consists of evening meetings once a week, so you have the flexibility to get from the corporate world to class with ease.

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Online Option

Our data analytics Master’s degree program is offered online for those that need a more accommodating schedule to finish their degree at their pace.

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“I have learned a lot about business and the power of data. Being more educated—especially in a field that nowadays is industry-driving—can help a lot in different fields, such business, healthcare, and tech.”
Iman H.
MSDA Student
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Degree Information


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Honors Program

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.
 

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Accreditation

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, MS in Data Analytics, and BS in Business Administration (BSBA) 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 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 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 program. If any of these courses were completed 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 MS in Data Analytics degree is a 33-credit program and takes a minimum of 60 weeks to complete, across 7 terms.

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Degree Campus Locations


The Master of Science in Data Analytics program is offered both on-campus and online. Click an image below to learn more about each campus and what each one has to offer.

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Why Alliant

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.

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Why CSML

With a focus on hands-on practice, technological innovation, and a global outlook—CSML is where the world meets you in your classroom.

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