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Data Analytics - Business Analytics

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
1046 USD/credit 31380 USD/year
1046 USD/credit 31380 USD/year
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Build a practical skill set that can help you support data-driven business decisions. The Data Analytics - Business Analytics option at Pennsylvania State University focuses on preparing students for positions such as business analyst and analytic system designer.


Learn how to make informed, data-driven business decisions with Penn State's 30-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics - Business Analytics at Pennsylvania State University. As a student in this data analytics degree program, you can acquire the business intelligence training needed to work in positions such as business analyst, analytic system designer, or data scientist. Learn how to apply big data analytics, data mining techniques, and predictive analytics to meet your organization’s business objectives and leverage competitive advantage.

The focus of the business analytics degree curriculum is to explore and analyze big data to support data-driven business decisions through the complete spectrum of analytics activities: descriptive (what happened), diagnostic (why it happened), predictive (what will happen), and prescriptive (what should happen). In addition to learning how to use optimization and forecasting techniques, you can take data management courses, and learn about data mining for business intelligence.


  • You can gain a practical skill set to perform tasks in various areas of business, such as marketing, supply chains, operations, forensics, and risk.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Predictive Analytics for Business
  • Analytics Programming in Python Implementing Analytics for Business
  • Technical Project Management
  • Applied Time Series Analysis
  • Principles of Demography
  • Data Collection and Cleaning
  • Data, GIS, and Applied Demography
  • Business Strategies for Data Analytics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA and Test Scores — Postsecondary (undergraduate), junior/senior (last two years) GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • GMAT or GRE
  • English Proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose — You should submit a personal statement not to exceed two single-spaced pages, which should describe your specific career goals and objectives, prior experience relevant to the decision to pursue an advanced degree, and other information that may be useful to the admissions committee. Upload to the online application.
  • Vita or Résumé — A listing of your professional experience. Upload to the online application.

Tuition Fee

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    31380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1046 USD per credit during 12 months.
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    31380 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1046 USD per credit during 12 months.


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