Master of Science in Analytics
LSU’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is an exciting new degree that prepares
students for interesting and rewarding jobs in analytics and business intelligence.
The MSA is designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled professionals
in the areas of data mining, forecasting, customer segmentation, and predictive
The MSA degree is an intensive 12-month professional program. It focuses on using
advanced data management tools, applied statistics and operations research techniques
to analyze large real-world data sets to increase return on investment, improve
customer retention, reduce fraud and improve decision making.
Student teams work with leading companies and government organizations to solve
real business problems in areas such as marketing, insurance, banking, health care,
communications, e-commerce, and law enforcement. Students learn to stay focused
on the bottom line, and they learn the presentation skills needed to effectively
communicate recommendations and solutions to upper management.