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Program Benefits

  • An Application-Based Program
  • Three certificate offerings to tailor your studies
  • Python and R Programming Languages Offered

Learn the Data Science Skills Employers Value Most

At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, we design our degree programs to give you the ultimate competitive advantage. Taking into account the latest industry trends, insights from experienced faculty, and innovative technological advancements, our curriculum gives you the skills needed for a data analyst to impress employers and enhance your career.

Our Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S. BIDA) offers more than a degree—it creates the opportunity to learn the key skills that employers value most.

Business Acumen

Data is an amazing resource, but what is big data analytics good for if it can’t inform strategic business and marketing decisions? You’ll learn how to leverage data science in ways that help take your organization—and your career—to the next level.

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Computer Science

Technology is everywhere, and with the advent of the Internet of Things, it’s becoming even more prevalent. Through this program, you’ll learn coding skills that take your analytical models to the next level, with simulations, trials, hypothetical situations, and more.

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Statistics and Mathematics

Numbers rule the business world, so it’s essential that you start with a foundational understanding of how they are used in a business setting. You’ll explore business statistics, calculus, and more.

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Data Command

When you’re faced with a massive amount of data, where do you start? Data command helps you answer that question. You’ll learn how to clean, validate, source, and identify data so you can use it to its full potential.

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Data is a powerful tool, and with power comes responsibility. You’ll explore real-life scenarios in which you’ll face ethical questions to learn the best course of action when it comes to sensitive data, consumer privacy, and more.

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There’s more to business intelligence and data analytics than digging into the numbers. You have to be able to tell a story with your results. You will learn how to display and present data so that it can be understood by a variety of audiences.

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Set Yourself Apart with Targeted Skills

Are you ready to hone your skills and become an invaluable asset for your organization? Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics by reaching out to our Admissions team at 877-308-9954 or requesting more information today.