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Program Benefits

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

Leverage Data As an Asset for Your Organization

How comfortable do you feel when handling large data sets? Do you understand the importance of data validation? When you graduate with the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S. BIDA) from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, you’ll possess the knowledge and skills necessary to give you the confidence to work with data sets of all sizes.

Enhance Your Data Management Skills

Demonstrating data command goes beyond data literacy. Yes, you need to be able to understand the data, but that’s only one piece of the puzzle. Throughout the M.S. BIDA coursework, you will use and hone the following skill sets, allowing you to take charge of the data you work with:

  • Data cleaning – removing any data that is incomplete, incorrect, duplicated, or improperly formatted.
  • Data validation – creating systems and rules to better control data inputs.
  • Data sourcing – obtaining and utilizing trustworthy data sets.
  • Data identification – determining whether you possess the right data to answer a specific query.

With this comprehensive foundation of knowledge, you’ll be able to effectively manipulate and manage data sets containing millions of data points. This mastery gives both you and your organization confidence that the business decisions informed by your work are based on accurate, relevant data.

Use Big Data to Your Advantage

What does every business need to survive and thrive? Data. And with data command, you’ll be able to use data to its full potential, a skill that is becoming invaluable as businesses continue to rise and fall by their use of these resources. By harnessing this knowledge, you’ll set yourself up for success in all sectors of business.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Learn more about the Master of Science in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, or explore our other key program takeaways for this program.