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University launching online data analytics master's degree

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019


MANHATTAN — Set to launch for the upcoming fall semester, Kansas State University has developed an online master's degree in data analytics. The new degree is designed as an interdisciplinary approach to fill the rising demand for employees who possess the practical skills needed to mine, manage and interpret the meaning behind large data sets.

The 30 credit hours program was previously available only as a graduate certificate. It retains the two-track model that allows each student to customize the curriculum to suit individual needs, including a data science track and an applied analytics track. The data science track focuses on techniques, methods and algorithms, while the applied analytics track is more practical in applying methods toward business problems and communication with stakeholders.

"The business of data has been evolving for a long time now, and we're excited to have created an online program that can help fill the skills gap we've identified in this industry," said Chwen Sheu, associate dean for academic programs in the K-State College of Business Administration and the Paul B. Edgerley chair in business administration.

Regardless of what track a student chooses to complete, the data analytics master's degree offers a well-rounded curriculum developed by world-renowned faculty from the College of Business Administration in cooperation with six other K-State departments: computer science, economics, geography, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, mathematics and statistics.

The degree is aimed at professionals returning to school. It uses the university's standard pricing structure and does not require the completion of the GRE, the graduate school entry exam.

For more information or to apply, visit global.k-state.edu/business/analytics/masters.


Chwen Sheu


Data analytics master's degree

Written by

Grant Guggisberg

At a glance

Kansas State University has developed an online master's degree in data analytics that will launch in the upcoming fall semester.