Master of Science in Data Analytics - A STEM Program
Data Analytics is a fast-growing discipline with great job opportunities nationwide. The College of Business at K-State has partnered across campus with six departments
- Computer Science,
- Industrial Manufacturing Systems Engineering,
- Mathematics, and
to offer a competitive graduate degree program in data analytics - the first graduate program in Kansas with this unique program.
The M.S. in Data Analytics is a STEM program that covers required qualifications such as data science, analysis skills, and business management. The program fosters community engagement through course projects, and seeks out research opportunities to provide evidence and data that can be shared with the state of Kansas.
Students in the program will have the opportunity to work directly with College of Business faculty research projects in data analytics. The program combines courses from various disciplines that cover both data science and applied analytics. Such an integrated curriculum offers the students flexibility in choosing a track that fits their interests and background.
In 2016 there were 295,755 master’s level jobs nationally in the most common target occupations for data analytics graduates, and these jobs are expected to grow by 8.6% over the next five years. The median salary of these jobs is very high, at $103,320. It is expected that job growth and demand for a master’s degree in data science or data analytics will result in excellent job prospects, as currently there are more job opportunities than graduates in these high demand fields.
The college has developed a Graduate Studies Advisory Council that serves as a critical partner to various aspects of its graduate programs. Read more.