Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics

Data science and business analytics is an essential facet of business strategy requiring knowledgeable leaders who can integrate cross-discipline data to yield deep insights into data science and business analytics problems.

To this end, the Mike Ilitch School of Business and WSU College of Engineering offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics (MSDSBA). Learn from renowned faculty experts on business intelligence, developers of cutting-edge analytics techniques in statistics and operations research, and world leaders in big data and high-performance computing. Students will integrate statistics, operations research, computing and business data, conduct massive-scale data analytics, and work in cross-disciplinary teams to solve real analytics problems for a wide range of companies and organizations.

MSDSBA graduates will enter the workplace with the skills needed to identify, analyze and solve analytics problems for better business intelligence and decision support. The MSDSBA can be completed in one year for those committed full-time to the program and two years for part-time students and choose from three majors: data-driven business, advanced analytics, and data computing

Networking and career placement

In addition to making contacts with leading analytics organizations throughout the program, students will be supported in their job search by dedicated professionals. 

Developed in collaboration with a robust advisory board, the curriculum facilitates establishment of a strong professional network within each cohort. Students take several courses together, developing interdisciplinary working relationships and forging connections that can be relied upon throughout their career.

Information session

Be sure to attend an online presentations or on-campus information session to learn how the MSDSBA degree can help you reach your career goals.