Georgetown McDonough Announces M.S. in Business Analytics Degree

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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is now recruiting future business leaders interested in learning how to understand and use data to create, share, and sustain value for its new M.S. in Business Analytics (MSBA), which will begin in January 2021.

“We have designed our new online MSBA degree to leverage the hallmarks of the Georgetown McDonough experience,” said Paul Almeida, dean, William R. Berkley Chair, and professor of strategy. “When you join our program, you will become a member of a caring community and global network of companies and alumni. You will receive individualized attention from faculty and staff, and you will gain a perspective that translates data analytics to provide value for both an organization and society.”

The MSBA is a premier program designed specifically for technology-enhanced learning, characterized by small class sizes, a dedicated career services team, and flexibility for working professionals seeking to balance their education with work and personal commitments. The 16-month program includes a combination of synchronous and asynchronous coursework, with two long-weekend, campus-based residencies that provide integrated, hands-on activities. Students also will complete a Capstone Project that applies the program’s study of concepts, methods, and tools to a challenging business data analytics assignment with a project sponsor. 

“We are confident Georgetown’s new MSBA degree will prepare graduates to solve complex, real-world problems with the latest data management tools, implement best-practice models, and carry forward a values-based approach to decision-making that distinguishes them and their future,” said Sudipta Dasmohapatra, academic director for the MSBA program. “Our students will be prepared to lead in key growth sectors where graduates with deep business analytics skills are highly sought.”

Specifically, the MSBA program was designed to prepare students for jobs in consulting, financial services, risk management, technology, supply chain management, and retailing carrying titles like business analyst, data engineer, or data scientist. 

The curriculum integrates the technical aspects of data analytics with managerial business functions, with students learning to “speak the language of data.” Students will learn from expert faculty who will provide foundational skills in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and operations through both research-based and applied solutions to real business problems. 

Additionally, Georgetown McDonough’s location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., connects students to a network of people, programs, and complex data that has real-world consequences. Georgetown University also is home to numerous data analytics resources, including the Massive Data Institute, which harnesses modern data and computing power to produce cutting edge research and improve decision making. 

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