Master of GIS and Data Analytics

This online master’s program focuses on business analytics skills for practical decision-making in organizations. It equips students with data analytics, data interpretation, spatial methods, communication, ethics, and project leadership abilities.

Program Overview

This online master’s program in GIS and data analytics gives students the skills to make practical, data-driven business decisions in organizations. Students will develop technical expertise in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in a business context, answering business questions with data-driven answers.

Students will learn in these areas:

  • Data Analytics: Interpret data to draw conclusions about patterns and trends.
  • Spatial Research Methods: Employ appropriate spatial research methods within an interdisciplinary context.
  • Spatial Thinking & Analysis: Apply spatial thinking in interdisciplinary settings for effective decision making.
  • Communication: Create effective verbal, written, or visual communication to meet the needs of varied audiences.
  • Ethics: Evaluate privacy or ethical issues for data gathering, use, and applications in the context of professional standards.
  • Project Planning & Leadership: Create effective strategies for managing geographic information systems (GIS) and data analytics projects, programs, and initiatives.

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Fall I (Aug 26, 2024)

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this master's degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    Most of UMass Global’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which UMass Global programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog.


    Program Curriculum

    • Code Course Name Credits
      BUSU 670 Data Foundations  3
      BUSU 661 Data Analytics Toolkit  3
      BUSU 662 Programming and Experimental Methods  3
      BUSU 663 Database Solutions  3
      BUSU 664 Business Analytics Applications and Communications  3
      BUSU 671 Data Visualization and Presentation  3
      BUSU 672 Project Planning and Data Modeling  3
      BUSU 673 Project Implementation and Analysis  3
      Core Requirements Subtotal 24
    • Students in this degree may select an individualized set of four electives, totally 12 credits, from the graduate courses listed in the following discipline areas:

      • Accounting
      • Data Analytics
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Finance
      • Public Administration
      • Healthcare Administration
      • Geographic Information Systems
      • Human Resources
      • International Business
      • Organizational Leadership
      • Marketing
      • Computer Science

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