Maryville University offers an online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics (MSBDA) program and an online Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program. The online MSBDA program offered through Maryville’s John E. Smith School of Business is a 30-credit graduate degree program that can be completed in one year by students who enroll full-time. Students who enroll part-time in the MSBDA program can graduate in 20 months and have up to five years to finish the program. The College of Arts and Sciences at Maryville offers a 36-credit online MSDS program comprised of an eight-course data science core curriculum and electives in areas like actuarial science, financial analytics, and advanced statistical modeling. The program can be completed in as few as 12 months by full-time students who have a prior analytics training, and in 20 months by students who enroll part-time in the program.
Maryville’s online MSBDA and MSDS programs are 100% online and do not require students to attend any on-campus sessions. Online courses are delivered asynchronously through the cloud-based Canvas learning management system (LMS). Students in the program may log on to their Canvas account at any time of the day to view lectures, participate in discussion groups, and complete assignments. Instructors use Canvas to post announcements, facilitate online discussions, and distribute course materials. However, students in both programs are responsible for keeping up with lectures and completing assignments and other coursework by designated deadlines.
The online MSBDA curriculum is designed to familiarize students with big data information systems and the tools used to extract actionable information from complex business data. The nine-course core curriculum covers topics in data mining and analysis, predictive statistical modeling, and managing business database systems. Core courses include: Data Analytics I & II; Database Principles; Introduction to Programming; Data Warehousing; Data Mining; Data Visualization; Advanced Topics in Data Analytics; and Forecasting and Predictive Modeling. A Business Data Analytics Capstone project is typically completed at the end of the program.
Maryville’s online MSDS program focuses on core areas of data science, such as R, Python, and SAS computer programming proficiencies; SQL and NoSQL database systems; big data mining; statistical modeling and predictive analytics; and machine learning. Required courses include: Math Modeling; Introduction to R; Introduction to Python; Introduction to SQL; SAS Programming; Machine Learning; Data Mining; NoSQL Database; and Big Data Analytics. Students may opt to take elective courses in Risk Theory, Corporate Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Actuarial Models, and other specialized topics. The program culminates with an experiential capstone project.
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.