The Data Analytics degree focuses on developing important data engineering skills
as well as gaining expertise in sophisticated data analytics approaches. Data engineering
skills are fundamental for successful use of data analytics such as visualization
tools, predictive and prescriptive analytic tools, machine learning and applied artificial
intelligence, all of which are valuable in today’s datacentric business world.
Why data analytics?
Data Analytics positions appear as one of the top 5 most sought-after jobs in 2023-2024
and one of the fastest growing areas within STEM majors. The MSIS Department is an
international leader in data analytics and data science education and research. The
Department is also home to the Center of Data Analytics (CODA), which facilitates analytic-based education and research initiatives across
You will be prepared to join top industry teams using sophisticated analytic tools
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96%of graduating seniors
had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.
CODA and ConocoPhillips fund a unique Data Scholars Program for top students majoring
in Data Analytics. The CODA/ConocoPhillips Data Scholars Program includes professional
development activities, industry mentoring, among the financial support of a significant
scholarship. For more details, contact the MSIS Department office.
The Data Analytics Club (DAC), sponsored by CODA and ConocoPhillips, helps student members learn more about the
data analytics field and provides them with extracurricular learning opportunities.
An annual Datathon contest is held each Spring, sponsored by DAC, with winning teams earning OSU scholarships.