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West Virginia University - Online Masters in Business Data Analytics Program

The John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University (WVU) offers an online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics degree that gives students the tools and training necessary to apply statistical and data analytics techniques to problem solving in the business world. Students in the program learn about database technologies, data mining, performance metrics, and quantitative decision-making. This is a 30-credit master’s degree that can be completed in one year of full-time enrollment. In addition to online coursework, students are required to participate in a Business Analytics Practicum and attend two on-campus immersion sessions, one at the beginning and one at the end of the program.

The online MS in Business Data Analytics at WVU utilizes asynchronous instruction, which means that video lectures and other course materials are accessible to students on-demand through the school’s web-based course management system. Students can also contact and communicate with instructors through an online learning platform. The on-campus immersion sessions that begin and end the program create additional opportunities for interaction with instructors.

WVU’s Business Data Analytics curriculum focuses on developing proficiencies and expertise in advanced statistical methods, data mining, data visualization, and complex decision making processes. Students take courses that address core concepts in Business Intelligence, and the Ethics of Data Collection. They learn about data technologies and analytical practices in classes in Data Management, Decision Science, Business Simulation Modeling, Data Visualization, and Data Mining for Businesses. The program concludes with a Business Analytics Practicum that challenges students to apply skills and training in Business Analytics to situations encountered in the real world of business operations and management.

West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

West Virginia University: John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Programs Offered: Analytics (MS in Business Data Analytics)
Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction. Students attend two on-campus residential sessions, one at the beginning of the program and one at the end of the program.
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Online MS in Business Data Analytics program

Program Overview
Program Type: Analytics
Degree Conferred: Masters
Program Structure: Online instruction with two on-campus residential sessions (each one 2-3 days long)
Example Courses: Foundations of Business Intelligence, Data Management, Business Data Mining, Business Data Visualization
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Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 2 (during the program)
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Curriculum Options: Full-time only
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 12 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
Degree Required for Admission: Bachelor's Degree
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply (students should have a strong technical base through education or work experience)
Testing Requirements: GRE or GMAT required (may be waived with 5+ years of industry experience) (Top 25%)
Work Experience: Not required for admission, but is preferred
Tuition Costs: ~$26,340 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $878 per credit hour
Eligibility Information: Program currently accepts students from all 50 states

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