Help an organization understand the value of data-driven decision-making and ensure your analytics recommendations are implemented.

Due to rapid innovation in data collection and processing technologies, every organization is looking for professionals who can deliver business intelligence through analytics. Columbia University’s Master of Science in Applied Analytics prepares managers and team leaders to make data work through instruction in data science, frameworks, and visualization — as well as leadership, management, and communication.

Study Options in New York City, Online, and San Francisco

The program has four study options: part-time and full-time study primarily on Columbia’s campus in New York City; part-time entirely online via Columbia’s flexible and interactive networked learning platform; and part-time through a combination of online coursework and multi-day intensive study in San Francisco.

Upon Graduation

There is a high demand for professionals who can help guide organizations to compete and excel in today’s highly competitive, hyper-paced, global economy. This program will prepare you to:

  • Recognize potential challenges to and opportunities for an organization’s strategic direction and identify the corresponding analytics problems.
  • Identify analytical tools and methods that are appropriate to address different types of business problems.
  • Source, store, and model the internal and external data needed to answer questions and produce value.
  • Implement change based on data-driven decisions.
  • Evaluate and communicate the impact of applied analytics.

Who Should Apply

The program is ideal for individuals looking to enhance decision-making through data as managers or team leaders within a wide range of functions, including marketing, sales, operations, or finance, with a mandate to enhance decision-making through data.

F1 Optional Practical Training Opportunities

Following successful completion of the program, international degree-holders may be eligible for F1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the opportunity to work in the U.S. for up to one year. Because this is a STEM-eligible program, international degree-holders may be eligible for an F1 STEM OPT Extension, which allows F1 students to apply for an additional 24 months of OPT.

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