Utilize data to make practical and progressive business decisions
Kogod's on-campus STEM Designated Master of Science in Analytics (MSAn) program prepares students to be experts in data analysis and to use data to solve a variety of organizational and business challenges. The program incorporates data analysis best practices related to fiscal performance and operational effectiveness into the curriculum. If you are interested, we also offer the equivalent of the MS in Analytics Online.
Students in the MSAn program learn evidence-based data gathering, data modeling, and quantitative analysis, as well as how to implement these tools to provide businesses with competitive advantages. Students gain skills to work in business intelligence, financial analysis, marketing, and consulting.
Get the Experience To Succeed
The capstone practicum is core to the MSAn experience and provides the high-level analytical application of real-world data.
You’ll partner with a local organization, working to solve an analytics problem integral to the company’s operation. The MSAn capstone bridges theory and practice, giving you the real-world skills you need to succeed.
Guest speakers are also a key part of the curriculum. Past speakers include industry leaders such as the CEO of Primehook Technology, the Principal Data Scientist for Zocdoc, and the VP of Data Analytics for Unisys. The program’s speaking events offer invaluable networking opportunities, helping you further both your academic and professional career.
You can take electives in accounting forensics; biostatistics; business fundamentals; computational statistics; IT consulting; marketing; or other approved graduate analytical subjects.
Specializations require 12 graduate credit hours in each subject.
STEM-designated programs equip students with technological expertise and leadership skills vital to the US economy. The designation also allows international students to apply for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training.
Gain real-world experience by solving an analytics problem for a local organization. Past clients include DC United, Special Olympics, Eastbanc Technologies, and Earth Networks.
By studying in the nation's capital, you will have access to invaluable networking and professional opportunities. Whether you're interested in large corporations, government agencies, or the nonprofit world, DC offers a wealth of possibilities for your career.
Heidi Friedrich loved the hands-on learning experiences she got in Kogod’s MS Analytics program. “In our capstone practicum, we worked with a company to apply our skills in a consulting engagement,” says
American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. Advanced undergraduates admitted to a combined degree program that includes a master's degree from Kogod are eligible to take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees.