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New program prepares students to be organizational leaders through the use of business intelligence and data analytics

Greenwood Village, CO (January 15, 2018) - Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) is launching a new degree program in 2018 to help students prepare for careers in the growing business intelligence and data analytics industry.

The Masters of Science in Data Analytics teaches students how to use data to improve business performance across a range of core functions, from accounting and finance to strategy and management.

Students will learn to use industry recognized data platforms (SAS, SQL, R, Python) to process and analyze large data sets, communicate the results and shape decision-making across a range of industries. The program is relevant to students with degrees or previous experience in computer science, business management, cybersecurity, finance, and healthcare administration.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for statisticians who manage data analytics in the workplace, are expected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024 as a result of more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions. In addition, the large increase in available data from the Internet will open up new areas for analysis.

"Our Master's in Data Analytics program is rigorous and includes demonstration of knowledge application in every assignment in each course from its students," said Dr. Lisa Bryan, Program Chair of Management Information Systems and Data Analytics at CSU Global. "This program is the next step for students who seek a career in analyzing the large amounts of data present in industry today and who have the desire to use the information produced to advise business and improve performance and competitiveness."

“In alignment with CSU Global’s mission to facilitate workplace success for our students, this new program offers our students an additional career-relevant option,” said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, president and CEO of CSU Global. “It is just one example of the ways CSU Global and its faculty, program advisory boards, and staff are continually embracing employment needs and working together to ensure our graduates are getting the marketable credentials they need to advance their careers.”

About Colorado State University Global

Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment. CSU Global offers a streamlined enrollment process with accelerated eight week courses that start every four weeks. Visit or call 1-800-462-7845for more information.


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