Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics

Analyze and innovate with a degree that gives you a competitive edge in business and beyond.

This program offers the technical, managerial, and strategic acumen you need to support decisions made in business (such as marketing, strategic planning, operations, customer relations) or other fields, like medical data analysis.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Parkville, MO

CIS 600 Management Information Systems 3 cr.
CIS 601 System Analysis and Design 3 cr.
CIS 602 Database Management Systems 3 cr.
CIS 603 Information Security and Risk Management 3 cr.
CIS 604 Project Management for Information Technology 3 cr.
CIS 605 Data Analysis and Business Analytics 3 cr.
MBA 576 Operations Management 3 cr.
CIS 610 Capstone in Information Systems 3 cr.

The concentration in Business Analytics is designed to prepare the graduate student to use big data to revolutionize business operations, in much the same was as information and communication technologies (ICT) have changed corporate America. Students will learn to undertake big data projects intended to improve operational performance; strengthen managerial decision-making; predict demand and outcomes; and leverage the resultant information to gain a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace.

CIS 606 Applied Data Mining and Analysis of Big Data 3 cr.
CIS 607 Survey of Predictive Analytical Techniques 3 cr.
CIS 608 Web and Marketing Analytics 3 cr.

CIS 609 Data Visualization 3 cr.

The Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics will require applicants to meet the same admissions requirements as any other graduate program is business.

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or from an accredited foreign institution of higher learning.
  2. Minimum of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Students will a cumulative grade point average below 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission. Submission of additional documentation may be required by the Program Director.

Admission to Park University’s Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics program is open to graduates of all fields of undergraduate study. Types of Admission Students will be admitted to the Master of Business Administration program with one of the following admission statuses:

  1. Full Admission – Applicants who meet all admission requirements and the Graduate Admissions office has received all necessary documents, are granted full admission.
  2. Provisional Admission – Students may be admitted to a program on a provisional basis and their admission status will be classified as “provisional.” The provisional status will be removed when applicants submit test scores or other required documents. Students accepted provisionally must submit complete and satisfactory records before completing 12 credit hours in the graduate program.
  3. Conditional Admission – In certain exceptional cases, a student who does not meet the minimum grade point average requirement, but who presents other evidence of ability to succeed in a graduate program, may be granted provisional admission by the director of the graduate program in which the applicant is applying, in concurrence with the dean or designee. The probationary status may be removed after the student has demonstrated academic ability by maintaining a “B” average for the first six credit hours of graduate courses, with no grade lower than a “B”.

In this graduate program, you’ll sharpen your analytical skills, your ability to work with data and your capacity to use data to make decisions. You’ll be well-prepared for careers in data analysis or, if you’re a manager responsible for business decisions, you’ll gain a distinct professional advantage.

Careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
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Program Highlights

Measuring up

This degree is a rigorous combination of business and data analytics classes, geared toward preparing you for a range of data analytics careers. Technical background is not required for this program, but if you do have programming skills, you can to apply their knowledge to data analysis with a potential to work in scientific computing and big data analytics.


Hands-on tech from day one

Our students engage in hands-on experiences right away, tackling coding and databases in the very first class. As you build your knowledge, you’ll learn to compile data reports, analyze data and visualize it using industry-standard technologies and tools like Python, Hadoop, SQL and Tableau.


Kickstart your career

In your final semester, you’ll complete a capstone project using real-world data, build a portfolio and connections with potential employers.

Faculty

Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics faculty are experts in the field of data analysis, as well as innovative teachers who help you turn abstract concepts into real-world skills.


 

Dr. Dmitry Gimon

Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics
dmitry.gimon@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.