Master of Science in Business Analytics (Online)
Our Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (OMSA) program allows working professionals to amplify their data analysis abilities in the fast-growing field of analytics.
The program is divided into three sections, with each one earning a credential. After the first eight months, students will earn a Graduate Certificate. An Advanced Graduate Certificate follows this during the second eight months, and a degree is earned when students complete the program. This allows students to add impressive credentials to their resumes even before they complete their degrees.
- OMSA Graduate Certificate: Requires the completion of 10.5 credits over eight months
- OMSA Advanced Graduate Certificate: Requires the completion of 12 credits over eight months
- Online MS in Business Analytics degree: Requires the completion of 10.5 credits over eight months
The OMSA degree requires the completion of 33 credit units of courses, including common core credits that build students' analytics knowledge. The core courses focus on skills and tools such as SQL, Python, Tableau, R programming text mining, big data and cloud computing.
Visit Olin's Online MS in Business Analytics page for detailed information about this program and its course offerings.
Students will kick off their OMSA enrollment with a weekend immersion program that begins with a program introduction and virtual meet-and-greet. The weekend includes a discussion of program requirements, curriculum, and Olin policies; an overview of university resources; and team-building activities. The week prior to the immersion experience, students are granted advance access to orientation information via the learn.WashU.online platform. Students also complete foundation courses to bolster their quantitative background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of the program.
Students pursuing individual certificates or who have taken a pause in enrollment between the Graduate Certificate and the Advanced Graduate Certificate will participate in a short reorientation session. This session reorients students to campus resources and program requirements and reintroduces them to Graduate Programs Office support staff.
Master of Science in Analytics (Online) Graduate Certificate Courses
|DAT 8550||Machine Learning Tools for Prediction of Bus Outcomes||3|
|DAT 8561||Introduction to Python and Data Science||3|
|DAT 8563||Data Visualization for Business Insights||1.5|
|DAT 8564||Database Design and SQL||1.5|
|DAT 8570||R and Statistics||1.5|
- Prior to program start for the OMSA Advanced Graduate Certificate, students must complete the Intro to Marketing Foundations course.
Master of Science in Analytics (Online) Advanced Graduate Certificate Courses
|DAT 500N||Prescriptive Analytics||1.5|
|DAT 500W||A/B Testing in Business and Social Science||3|
|DAT 560M||Big Data and Cloud Computing||1.5|
|DAT 562||Text Mining||1.5|
|DAT 565E||Deep Learning for Prediction of Business Outcomes||1.5|
|MKT 500T||Customer Analytics||3|
- Prior to program start for the OMSA degree curriculum, students must complete ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting.
Master of Science in Analytics (Online) Degree Courses
|FIN 550F||FinTech: Methods and Practice||3|
|FIN 5203||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 560F||Professional Business Communication||1.5|
|MKT 555||Analytics Driven Brand Management||1.5|
|MKT 555A||Data Analysis for Brand Management||1.5|