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Syracuse University - Online Master's in Data Analytics and Data Science Degree Programs

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Business Analytics program offered by Syracuse University is an online degree that focuses on complex data interpretation techniques and the use of this expertise to inform decision making in a competitive business environment. Housed in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse takes a multidisciplinary approach to analytics, emphasizing its applications in the fields of accounting, finance, marketing, and supply-chain management. The program requires 36 credit hours of coursework, and can be completed in 18 months, even by students who are employed full-time. Typically, students enroll in two three-credit courses per 12-week term.

Syracuse utilizes a learning platform that supports live online lectures and class discussions, and the program caps enrollment to ensure a high faculty-to-student ratio. Students are required to be present online for scheduled weekly classes. Assignments and additional media-rich course materials are available 24/7, and students have individual online access to faculty members for additional support. BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse does not require any on-campus visits and can be completed 100% online. The program encourages its students to interact and collaborate on classwork and projects designed to highlight the practical use of analytics in business decision-making processes.

The M.S. in Business Analytics curriculum is built around two core courses: Data Analytics and Decision Making, and Business Analytics. Students are then required to take four core application courses, which include Accounting Analytics, Financial Analytics, Marketing Analytics, and Principles of Management Science. Together, these courses account for half, or 18, of the 36 credits required for graduation. The remaining 18 credits are accrued through elective coursework in subjects like Financial Accounting, Marketing Research, Strategic Brand Management, Derivatives, Taxes and Business Strategy, and Managerial Finance. This allows students to tailor their degree by drawing on the considerable resources of the Whitman School Of Management’s larger MBA program.

Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Syracuse University Overview

Departments: School of Information Studies, Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Instruction Methods: Live online classes with small student-to-faculty ratios; students complete highly dynamic coursework between lectures through the virtual campus online platform.
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Online Master of Science in Applied Data Science

Program Overview
Department: School of Information Studies
Program Type: Data Science
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required, students have the option to attend on-campus immersion events
Tracks: Data and Business Analytics, Language Analytics, Data Pipelines and Platforms
Example Courses: Introduction to Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Applied Machine Learning, Data Administration Concepts and Database Administration, Quantitative Reasoning for Data Science, Business Analytics, Text Mining, Advanced Big Data Management, Data Warehousing
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 34
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Four starts per year: January, April, July, October
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in as little as 18 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT scores not required, but students can submit scores if they think they will help their application
Work Experience: Applicants should have experience working with data intensive environments, but knowledge of specific programming languages is not required
Tuition Costs: Inquire with school
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,802 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states


Online Master of Science in Business Analytics

Program Overview
Department: Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Data Analysis and Decision Making, Business Analytics, Principles of Management Science, Financial Analytics, Accounting Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Strategic Brand Management, Introduction to Database Management Systems, Data Analytics

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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Four starts per year: January, April, July, October
Curriculum Options: Full-time and Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in as little as 18 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT required (test scores may be waived for applicants with at least one year of professional work experience and a GPA greater than 3.0 or an undergraduate degree in a related field, or for students with a master's degree)
Work Experience: At least one year of full-time work experience is expected
Tuition Costs: Inquire with school
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,802 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states