Spring 1 2024 classes start on January 15, 2024
LSU’s Online Master of Science in Analytics in the E. J. Ourso College of Business is offered through the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems. It prepares students to use data-driven methods to solve problems, reduce costs, increase revenues, streamline processes, and improve decision-making. Students learn specialized skills and knowledge drawn from the fields of computer science, statistics, operations research, and quality management to achieve results through a mixture of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and team-based projects. The MSA graduates are equipped with the skills and expertise to become leaders in top companies across all industries such as Chevron, Dow, Disney, IBM, and SAS.
We offer a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree including financial aid, scholarships, employer tuition reimbursement, and veterans education benefits.
With a median annual salary of $117,000 (Lightcast) and The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting the number of Mathematicians and Statisticians jobs to grow by 31 percent by 2031, this degree is in high demand.
Complete the degree 100% online and on your time while balancing work, family and other responsibilities.
LSU’s professors are recognized as thought leaders in their fields, ensuring that the online experience is as rewarding as that of an on-campus classroom.
The online MS Analytics at LSU provides students with an in-depth understanding of cutting-edge analytics techniques and technologies and the business acumen to apply them in various industries. Employers seek our graduates because they possess the skills and knowledge to extract actionable insights from complex data sets and drive informed decision-making. Whether you want to advance your current career or transition into a new field, the MS in Analytics can provide the tools to succeed in today's rapidly changing data-driven landscape.”
Dr. Edward Watson
Chairman and Professor, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business
Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $862
Total cost with fees: $31,032
LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.
The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.
|Analytics Core||Credit Hours|
|ISDS 7301: Descriptive Analytics||3|
|ISDS 7302: Predictive Analytics||3|
|ISDS 7303: Analytics Methods||3|
|ISDS 7304: Visual Analytics||3|
|ISDS 7070: Advanced Business Problems - Python||3|
|ISDS 7510: Database Management||3|
|ISDS 7024: Advanced Statistical Analysis||3|
|ISDS 7103: Survey of Operations Research – Stochastic Methods||3|
|ISDS 7075: Ind Readings - Business Forecasting & Applications||3|
|BADM 7402: AI for Business OR BADM 7050: Information Systems||3*|
|BADM 7401: Cybersecurity for Business OR BADM 7403: Cloud Strategy||3*|
|ISDS 4070: Special Topics - Data Mining Tools||3|
*The specific elective course will be determined by the term schedule. Please consult with your advisor for details.
The online Master of Science in Analytics program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Students who graduate with an online MSA will earn valuable skills in business analytics, business intelligence, and information technology.
Topics covered in this degree program include:
Our MSA program is a designated STEM degree that provides students the chance to engage with data-driven methods for problem-solving and decision making. The curriculum emphasizes the latest advanced data management tools such as SAS, SQL, R, SPSS, Tableau, and more. Students will also complete a team project that offers hands-on learning and relevant experience. Additionally, students who complete the program are well prepared for employment. Graduates of LSU’s MSA program have found careers in sectors including the following: consulting, healthcare, insurance, oil and gas, and telecommunications.
The laptop requirements below are set forth so that students may not have any issue loading data or software to their machine.
By becoming familiar with the types of technologies taught in this program, students are given a head start in their field post-graduation. Apple Systems are not recommended as all software utilized in this course requires the Windows operating system. However, if you do decide to utilize an Apple computer you must have Windows (10 or higher) running prior to starting courses. This can be done through a partitioned hard drive or other means of split operating systems.
Question: Will my degree say LSU Online?
Answer: No, upon program completion you will receive the same diploma as your on-campus peers.
Question: Do I ever need to appear at the LSU campus for LSU Online programs?
Answer: No, you do not. LSU Online programs are 100% online and require no on-campus appearance. Check with your program for any activities or events that may be available to you should you be in the Baton Rouge area.
Question: How do I find out who my advisor and/or class instructor is?
Answer: Your advisor will be assigned by your department. Feel free to contact your department for specifics as to who your instructor will be for a class. Generally, Moodle (the class delivery system) displays class information at least 10 to 14 days before the class begins. Instructions for Moodle are covered in the LSU Online Orientation.
Question: Is financial aid available for online students?
Answer: Yes, students in an LSU Online graduate program may be eligible for financial aid. For more information email your questions to email@example.com.
Question: Is the Master of Science in Analytics from LSU fully accredited?
Answer: Yes, the Master of Science in Analytics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Question: Do I have to pay the full tuition upfront?
Answer: No, you pay as you go for each course you’re registered in for the term.
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