MINNEAPOLIS – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is launching a new online master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. Offered fully online and starting this January, the program is designed to provide the business intelligence, big-data analytics, and presentation skills needed in various industries now, and into the future.

Created with full-time working adults in mind, this program may be completed in just one year. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are ready to face the challenges, demands, and opportunities of big data, including being able to understand the data from multiple perspectives, ask the right questions, and present the data visually in an understandable manner.

Program Director Michael Ratajczyk says having the ability to collect, analyze, visualize, and humanize big data so others can understand it is a rare combination of skillsets. “The need for professionals with these skillsets is overwhelming,” Ratajczyk added.

This Saint Mary’s program uniquely helps build real-world skills. One such example is by having student reports critiqued by a panel of experts from Fortune 500 companies. Another is by offering two program language courses (either R or Python, or both).

For more information, visit the M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics website or call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor today.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more about the fully online programs at onlineprograms.smumn.edu.


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