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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Analytics (MS)


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Ethel Percy Andrus

Gerontology Center 240

(213) 740-4893

The Master of Science in Analytics is designed to satisfy the growing demand for professionals equipped with significant technical and quantitative training in the fundamentals of analytics for solving engineering and management problems in today's data-extensive digital world.

Analytics is a multidisciplinary field that relates the application of engineering approaches and methods to the analysis and management of engineering and enterprise processes based on data. Learning objectives of this program involve data collection, cleansing, fusing and curating, for the purpose of analyzing trends, discovering patterns and building decision models for well-reasoned decision support. Rigorous mathematical modeling and computational methods tools are at the heart of the program.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to convert data into meaningful information, embedded in decision support systems that can help organizations make important operational decisions and help set strategic direction and policy.

Master of Science in Analytics

The core of the MS in Analytics program consists of six foundational courses, and four elective courses, totaling 30 units. The foundational courses cover the basic topics of data science and management, statistical methods, optimization, simulation and other operations research tools. The elective courses allow students to deepen their technical skills and expose them to the applied domains where analytics is much needed; some of these domains include electricity markets, supply chains and logistics, health care systems, and transportation.

Group A (3 units are required)


Select one course

Adviser-Approved Electives (12 units)


Total units for the degree: 30


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