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American University Master of Science in Analytics online

Become a data analysis expert and make a real difference in your organization with the Kogod School of Business’s online Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program.

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About the program

  • No GRE or GMAT required: At the Kogod School of Business, the belief is that leadership potential is not defined by test scores.
  • Scholarships: Learners enrolled in the upcoming terms can apply for a $10,000 scholarship by submitting a 250-word essay.
  • Focus areas: Learners can create their own focus within the curriculum or follow any of four pre-designed focus areas.

About American University

American University’s Kogod School of Business provides four leading Kogod programs online that allow learners to earn a graduate degree and move their careers forward, all without relocating. The Analytics@American program teaches learners how information gathered from data science algorithms can be applied.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Focus areas

The curriculum at Analytics@American focuses in great part on all aspects of data analysis, to prepare business professionals to make sound decisions and predict customer and market behaviors. Learners can create their own focus within the curriculum by choosing electives that meet their goals, or by choosing one of four focus areas. The four focus paths are:

  • Consulting: Learners will build the skills and experience necessary through a mix of analytics and management courses to succeed in this field and appeal to potential employers and clients. 
  • Cybersecurity: This focus area provides compelling consideration of cybersecurity through a management lens, focusing on strategies and methods to prepare for, prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity attacks.
  • Business foundations: Learners develop broad business domain skills from critical thinking to accounting, marketing to finance.
  • Financial analytics: Learners meeting prerequisites of experience with both analytics and financial expertise can explore portfolio analysis and investment optimization with this focus area.

Admissions

Candidates for Analytics@American must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college to apply. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, and applications are accepted throughout the year. Learners graduate with a Master of Science in Analytics from American University. American University is accredited by the Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). To complete an application, you will need to submit: 

  • Official transcripts

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Résumé 

  • Personal statement

Practicums

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Analytics@American is dedicated to ensuring learners graduate ready for success in their analytics roles; for this very reason, practicums are an integral part of the program. During these practicums, learners meet with corporate partners, business leaders, and classmates while working on a capstone project. 

All Analytics@American learners must participate in two practicums, each worth 1.5 credit hours. The first practicum is virtual, and learners work on understanding a company’s problem, the data, and how to prepare the data. The second practicum is in-person and takes place in Washington, D.C., where learners model, analyze and deploy the data to the business they’ve been working with.

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