Maryville University - Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics and Data Science Programs

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.

Maryville University: John E. Simon School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences

Programs Offered: Analytics (Master of Science in Business Data Analytics), Data Science (Master of Science in Data Science)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction - students can access course materials on their own schedule
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Online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Data Analytics 1, Data Analytics 2, Database Principles, Intro to Programming, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization, Data Mining, Forecasting and Predictive Modeling
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Full-time: program can be completed in 12 months; Part-time: program can be completed in 20 months, students have up to 5 years to finish the program
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (GPA greater than 2.5 may be considered for conditional admission)
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,950 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $765 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

Online Master of Science in Data Science

Program Overview
Program Type: Data Science
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Math Modeling, R Programming, SAS Programming, Machine Learning, Predictive Modeling, Statistical Design, Deep Learning, Data Visualization, Big Data Analytics, Text Mining
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Full-time: program can be completed in 12 months; Part-time: program can be completed in 20 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 (If GPA lower than 3.0 and the applicant does not have an undergraduate degree in business, they will have to take and pass a business course)
Testing Requirements: Not required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$27,540 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $765 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states