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Earn Your Online Master of Science in Data Science or Master of Science in Business Analytics from Merrimack College

Learn how to transform big data into solutions to critical business issues. Unlock your potential to provide cutting edge analysis, support strategic business decision making, and accelerate your career.

Now accepting applications for the March 20th start

Request Info Join us for a virtual webinar with Program Director, Dr. Andrew Banasiewicz, to learn more about the Master of Science in Data Science and Master of Science in Business Analytics programs at Merrimack College.Date: Wednesday Feb, 22nd
Time: 7-8 pm EST

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Merrimack’s online MS in Data Science and MS in Business Analytics degrees provide personalized, convenient and employer-designed curriculum that will provide the skills employers demand.

Merrimack’s Data Science and Business Analytics degrees deliver a strong foundation in statistics, data analysis, and management while providing a personalized track to fit the career path that is right for you. Choose from these two degree options:

Data Science Degree

Earn your Master of Science in Data Science and learn to harness the power of unstructured and structured data using the latest tools and analytical methods. Progress through your studies on a flexible schedule that allows you to work and meet the other demands in your life.

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Business Analytics Degree

Earn your Master of Science in Business Analytics and learn how to generate business insights from complex data sets and guide your organization toward informed and actionable decisions. Progress through your studies on a flexible schedule that allows you to work and meet the other demands in your life.

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  • The Merrimack Difference
  • Convenient and Flexible: Merrimack’s 100% online courses allow you to work efficiently to enhance your existing skill set and gain valuable employer-desired competencies while continuing to work full time. Courses are offered in eight-week modules six times a year.
  • Employer-Designed: Cutting Edge Content, Tools and Approaches – Our programs were designed with industry leaders to ensure the curriculum is focused on mastering the advanced analytics, business decision making, and data science skills that employers are seeking when making hiring and promotion decisions.
  • Master the Skills you need AND Solve Real World Problems: Course assignments and projects are based on real-world business issues. Students are encouraged to utilize data sets that align with career aspirations, areas of interest and even incorporation of current work projects.
  • Experience Personalized Support in a Collaborative Online Environment with Interactive Content: Our programs are designed for busy working professionals and include access to a personal success coach who will ensure you achieve your individualized goals. The online courses offer opportunities to collaborate in real-time with faculty and peers throughout the program.

Data Science and Business Analytics Careers are Seeing Significant Growth

A shortage of data scientists and business analysts means the employment outlook for professionals with the required knowledge and technical skills in these areas is extremely positive.

Harvard Business Review’s “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century,” notes that “the shortage of data scientists is becoming a serious constraint in some sectors.”

The McKinsey Global Institute agrees. “Demand for deep analytical talent in the United States could be 50 to 60 percent greater than its projected supply by 2018.” The result may be a shortage of “140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to analyze big data and make decisions based on their findings.”

Data science and business analyst careers are growing in virtually every sector: manufacturing, construction, transportation, warehousing, communication, science, health care, computer science, information technology, retail, sales, marketing, finance, insurance, education, government, security, law enforcement, and more.

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