May 18, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Analytics (MS)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by School

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

Electives (12 units)

  • ISE Elective Units: 3
  • INF or CSCI Elective Units: 3
  • Additional electives subject to adviser’s approval Units: 6

Total units required for the degree: 30

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by School