Sep 23, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

Analytics (MS)

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Ethel Percy Andrus

Gerontology Center 240

(213) 740-4893

Program Director: Cesar Acosta-Mejia

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 five foundational courses, and two elective courses, totaling 28 units. The foundational courses cover the fundamentals of optimization, Data Management, Data Mining and Predictive Analytics modeling and the computational tools needed to implement them. The elective courses expose the students to different business domains such as data analytics consulting, analytics of web data, predictive modeling with big data, among others.

Electives (8 units)

  • Free Elective (8 units)

Total units required for the degree: 28

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