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MSc in Analytics

Students in this specialization first develop a grounding in data science, machine learning, operations research and solving prescriptive analytics programs, followed by the opportunity to focus on applications in the areas of revenue management, operations and supply-chain management. Graduates of this specialization are well prepared to pursue PhD studies as well as research-based careers in consulting, financial services or logistics.

Is this Specialization for you?

Discover how this program aligns with your academic or research oriented career goals. Request a virtual one-on-one meeting with a member of our program team.

Recommended Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bioinformatics
  • Business or Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Math or Stats
  • Physics
  • Other degrees on a case-by-case basis

Program Structure and Content

This is a 12-month program beginning in September. Each student is required to complete the following courses and a research project of publishable quality. Course work completion consists of the following:

Course Credits
Deterministic Operations Research Models (MGMT 860) 3
Probabilistic Operations Research Models (MGMT 861) 3
Applied Statistics and Econometrics (MGMT 988) or elective 3
Advanced Topics in Analytics (MGMT 964) / Analysis of Supply Chains (MGMT 965)
(Offered alternate years, one of the two is required)
Big Data Analytics (MGMT 962) / Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MGMT 963)
(Offered alternate years, one of the two is required)
Econometric Methods (MGMT 890) or elective 3

Major Research Project (MGMT 898)


*Students must select MGMT 988 or MGMT 990

“My supervisor encouraged me to combine my quantitative background with market research and qualitative skills. After graduating and entering the management consulting industry, I realized how powerful this combination was. My strengths in both areas lead to increasingly senior roles within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. I believe that when analytics is done right, it should drive company strategy. In my current role at Abbott Diagnostics, I am at the forefront of changing company culture as it relates to data and strategy. My mission is to expand the horizon of how people think and use analytics to improve business results and to elevate the importance of analytics and where it needs to be in the organization. The MSc program gave me the skills and the right mindset to drive that change.”

Jocelyn Trokenheim, MSc (Specialization: Analytics)
Global Head, Strategic Insights
Abbott Diagnostics
Chicago, Ill.