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Business Data Analytics M.S.

AUG. 17, 2022

Next Start Date

10

Courses required

$820

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Business Data Analytics

Solve Big Data Problems

The Master of Science in Business Data Analytics offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics is located at the intersection of prescriptive analytics and data science for business. Prescriptive analytics uses techniques from operations research, operations management and global supply chain to help businesses achieve better decisions. Data science for business entails the use of data management technologies, data mining, machine learning and visualization techniques to help organizations better use the large-scale data they collect to optimize business outcomes. You will be qualified to answer the industry’s demand for a skilled pool of graduates who can apply data science to solve business challenges.

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Learning Formats

Online Courses
Low-Residency


Start Date

August 17, 2022


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Program Details

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In the world of “big data,” every organization needs workers who can apply data analytics to enhance decision making and who can understand trends and competitive drivers. The online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics, offered by the WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics, equips students to develop expertise in statistical techniques, data mining, utilizing databases, and analytical tools. “Big data” is driving decision-making in businesses and non-profits and creating a demand for workers with data-analytic skills. The program is ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Admissions

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student, using 2159 as the major code.

  • Enter the WVU Application portal.
  • Create a username and password.
  • Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  • When selecting a start term, choose ‘fall.’
  • Upload an up-to-date resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  • Request 1 letter of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying.
  • Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page): Your statement of purpose should be a short, one-page essay which describes your interest in the program, why you wish to pursue the program at WVU, how the program will help you reach your career goals, and any additional information which may be necessary to understanding your candidacy.
  • Pay application fee.
  • Submit application.
  • Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu. This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  • International Students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University’s – applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions, West Virginia University
    PO Box 6009,
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

The above-mentioned items are required for admission review. Additional documents may be requested after initial evaluation of a student’s admission application.

Program Admissions Details

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Business Data Analytics M.S. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Total Degree Cost

$24,600 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $820
3 $2,460
6 $4,920
9 $7,380

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Data Analytics M.S. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Quality Control Analyst
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Business Intelligence Analyst
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Business Continuity Planner
Projected Growth: 4-6% *Bright Outlook

Business Professor
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Computer Systems Analyst
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Statistican
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Operations Research Analyst
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Management Analyst
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Database Administrator
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Data Warehouse Specialist
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Database Architech
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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