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Online MS in Data Analytics

Lead Organizations Through Advanced Data Analysis

Acquire the data analytics skills and business acumen needed for strategic, ethical decision making that benefits stakeholders. Concordia St. Paul's Master of Science in Data Analytics online teaches you the fundamentals of gathering and storing big data. You'll also discover how the tools for analyzing and interpreting data are used to generate descriptive measures and statistical probability. In a fully online asynchronous format, you’ll earn your data analytics degree while maintaining current commitments. Simply log in to complete coursework and study when and where you have the time.

Learning Outcomes

The Master's in Data Analytics online is structured to prepare you to respond to real-world business problems with innovative, data-backed solutions. As a result, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Understand the concepts of business intelligence, data analytics, and data science.
  • Interpret the tools and techniques related to prescriptive, descriptive, and predictive analytics.
  • Generate descriptive measures and statistical probability.
  • Analyze the different testing techniques such as hypothesis testing, two-sample and one-way ANOVA tests, chi-square tests, simple linear regression, and multiple regression.
  • Assess various aspects of big data analytics by identifying the tools, technology, applications, use cases, and research directions used in the field.
  • Identify the best methods of storing large data sets.
  • Determine non-linear extraction of big data analytics along with data mining and large-scale data clustering.

With these tools, you will be firmly equipped to propel your career to new heights through an abundance of advancement opportunities.

Career Outcomes

Boost your career trajectory as an analyst, manager, or other type of IT/business leader. For instance, as a senior data analyst, you’ll collect, organize, and study data for an organization while taking on a leadership role. You could also become an operations research analyst, where you’d put advanced analytical methods to work for solving organizational problems and enhancing how leaders make decisions. Both titles come with an average annual salary of more than $80,000, according to information from PayScale and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Data Analytics Certificate Program

You can pursue an attractive career in one of the fastest-growing sectors without committing to a degree program, thanks to CSP’s data analytics certificate. In as few as four months, you can complete the program and develop one of the most desirable skill sets for any industry. And if you decide that you’d like to earn a master’s degree, you can seamlessly transfer the credits from your data analytics certificate to the Master of Science in Data Analytics. You can accelerate your career growth with this flexible, short program.

Fast Facts

Duration: Five semesters - 18 months

Total Credits: 30

Modality: Online, Asynchronous



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    Career Preparation

    Concordia is committed to preparing students to become successful professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

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    Relevant Curriculum

    Through practical coursework grounded in theoretical foundations, Concordia's programs empower students to apply what they learn to their career paths.

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    Expert Faculty

    Our highly skilled instructors have years of experience in their fields, giving students the support they need to thrive.

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    Concordia graduates earn some of the highest salaries among alumni from Minnesota colleges and universities.*


  • Ranked #3 among Washington Monthly's Best 4-year Colleges for Adult Learners
  • state outline of MNConcordia alumni earn some of the highest salaries in Minnesota*

*Based on data from comparable Minnesota institutions that participated in a study conducted by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Data retrieved 4/15/16.


Concordia University, St. Paul was founded in 1893 as a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to providing students with an exceptional education to prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We have remained focused on that mission for over 100 years.

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