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Online Data Analytics Degree Programs


Types of data analytics degrees

Most entry-level data analyst jobs require a bachelor’s degree, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning one gives you a structured way to build skills and network with professionals in the field. You could also find more job opportunities with a degree than without one.

Not all universities offer a bachelor’s degree in data analytics. So what should you major in if you want to pursue a career as a data analyst? Even if your university doesn’t have this specific degree, it likely offers other majors with overlapping skills, such as data science, computer science, or statistics.

While a bachelor’s degree is the most common entry-level qualification, some companies look for candidates with a master’s degree in data analytics or a related field. A 2017 study by IBM found that 6 percent of data analyst job descriptions required a master’s or doctoral degree. That number jumps to 11 percent for analytics managers and 39 percent for data scientists and advanced analysts.

Master of Applied Data Science
Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics
Master of Science in Data Science
Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science
MBA in Business Analytics
Master in Analytics for Business
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