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Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics

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MS in Applied Data Analytics

Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics is best defined as Data Storytelling – helping managers build presentation skills with a brief illustration, a three minute story and a big idea.

This new online program addresses the growing demand for a deeper understanding of data analytics among administrative staff and managers in any field.

The Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics degree provides decision-makers in any field with a broad focus on understanding and the transformation of analyzing data to problem solve, critically consider and develop solutions to organizational problems and opportunities. Additionally, this program was developed in collaboration with SAS TM, a premier, longtime trusted leader in analytics. The collaboration with SAS TM allows students access to two opportunities to include SAS TM University Edition software (for the duration of the program) at no charge. Also, built into the course work, Averett and SAS TM have joined to give students a joint certificate.

Goals and Course Topics

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Effective leaders must demonstrate effective communication skills emphasizing proper techniques for analytical presentations, problem solving ability of complex business decisions, quantitative literacy, critical thinking in seeking solutions to complex business problems and analytical decision making. Our Applied Data Analytics program will help you develop these skills and qualities and equip you to lead and manage organizations of any size.


  • Big Data
  • SASTM : Usage and program wide application from premier software
  • Role of Analytics in Decision-making
  • Descriptive and Predictive Analytical Tools
  • Contemporary Issues in Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Sentiment Analytics and Voice Analytics
  • Web Analytics

MS in Applied Data Analytics Format

This program is formatted for intense study and accelerated completion online. Depending on your scheduling preferences, degree completion may be achieved in less than 2 years. Small classes allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructor.

Who This Applied Data Analytics Program Is For

This program is for recent graduates from regionally accredited undergraduate programs to longtime professionals looking for a competitive edge, new skills and opportunities to best use data informed practices.

We prefer working professionals whose official transcripts show a 3.0+ GPA in their last 60 credits of bachelor degree study. However, the Graduate Admissions Committee may provisionally admit students who earned less than a 3.0 as undergraduates if they can maintain a minimum grade of “B” in their first four business courses.

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An Admissions Counselor will guide you through the application process including helping you request your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will review your transcripts and all application materials for admission.

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"Just do it. Just jump in. The advisors, the enrollment counselors, and the faculty and staff - they're all fantastic and you learn so much."

- Kathryn Riley, BBA '16 and MBA '18

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Kathryn Crosby, Online MBA

"Make the call! That was the hardest part because I didn't know what I was getting into. Once I called it seemed so easy. The roadmap was laid out and I knew exactly what I needed to do to get where I wanted to go."

- Joy Wood, MBA '06

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Joy Wood

"I had a successful career underway and yet doors have opened since my undergraduate degree and since the master's at Averett."

- Keith Newnam, BBA '14 and MBA '16

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Keith Newnam, Online MBA

"It's very flexible with your schedule. I work full time, I volunteer, I play sports, and I actually work part time, so I'm able to juggle all of this and get my master's degree at the same time."

- Tamara Poles, MED Curriculum & Instruction '17

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MS in ADA Classes August 12th

Next session starts October 14th
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  2. Aug12 Program start date
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