The MAA is designed for the professional seeking to develop the skills to go beyond data management and governance to fill crucial roles that analyze data and find more efficient ways to operate.
Graduates develop a foundation in data analytics techniques, learn how to find critical patterns within datasets; create descriptive data summaries and visualizations and communicate results; and employ their skills and knowledge in problem-solving contexts and team projects, such as urban analytics, urban simulation and geodemographics, predictive analytics and population health, sustainability analytics and epidemiology.
Students complete the MAA in two years, taking two course units per semester in fall, spring and summer terms for a total of twelve (12) course units.
The program is taught in a hybrid format in courses that combine online learning with face-to-face meetings, service-learning, and self-study.
In addition to the academic requirements and characteristics, applicants to the Masters of Applied Analytics for Organizations will have successfully completed statistics and calculus courses within the last five years. For those who do not meet this requirement or who desire to refresh their knowledge and skills, the College offers a half-unit pre-course covering mathematical concepts integral to success in the master’s program. College seniors may enroll in the MAA program in conjunction with their Bachelor’s degree with certain graduate courses fulfilling both their undergraduate and graduate requirements.