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The program is highly applied in nature, integrating business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies, and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various industry sectors. Through partnerships with key employers, the program also provides students with applied projects and data sets as well as access to career networks and employment pathways upon graduation.

The MSc in Analytics is a part-time program designed for working professionals. All courses are taught in the evenings and on Saturday mornings at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. The curriculum consists of eleven (11) courses, plus a capstone project.

The program accepts applicants throughout the year, offering students the ability to enter the program beginning in January 2014, and then in October, January, and March thereafter.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

11 Courses, plus a Capstone Project:

FOUNDATION COURSES: (7 COURSES)

Prerequisites: (2)

Statistical Analysis

Research Design for Business Applications

Core: (5)

Database Design and Implementation

Time Series and Forecasting

Data Mining Principles

Advanced Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

Linear and Nonlinear Models in Business Applications

Business Strategy/Project Management (2 courses)

Leadership and Management I: Projects and Teams

Leadership and Management II: Strategy and Communication

ELECTIVES (2 COURSES)

Electives (first offering in January 2015) focus on specific analytic methodologies, techniques, and tools applied to functional and sector-specific issues. Topics change quarterly, and include courses such as Marketing Science and Customer Analytics; Financial Analytics; and Survey Design and Implementation.

CAPSTONE PROJECT

All students must complete a Capstone Project to receive their degree. Students are encouraged to work with a partner or in groups, and are given considerable freedom in selecting their topic. Once they have identified a suitable topic, partner, and advisor, students must submit a proposal to the program director, usually after finishing five courses. Groups present their findings during the final quarter of study to panel of program faculty and industry experts.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.



Program requirements

The Master of Science in Analytics program will be offered in a part-time format at this time; therefore, student visa documentation cannot be issued for this program. Students may enroll on a full-time basis beginning autumn 2014.Completed Application (online)Application Fee (non-refundable)Transcripts. Official academic transcripts from each college, university or professional school attended is required, regardless if a degree was earned. If you have transfer credit, we must also receive an official transcript from the original grade-granting institution, even if the transfer credit appears on your degree transcript. Transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing colleges or universities. Any other versions (scanned, unsealed, photocopied, etc.) are not considered. Transcripts via electronic delivery from your institution may be submitted to analytics@uchicago.edu. A transcript for undergraduate coursework is still required even if you hold an advanced degree(s).Letters of Recommendation. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess your academic or professional qualifications. Letters from family members or peer-level colleagues are not acceptable.Candidate Statement. Applicants are required to demonstrate the motivation, academic potential, and ability to undertake work at the University of Chicago by writing a candidate statement (typed, double-spaced, not to exceed four pages) describing his or her interest.Applicants with international transcripts must provide an English translation with their application. An official course-by-course evaluation of transcripts may be requested through an accredited NACES member. A course-by-course evaluation will translate courses, degree, and grades to U.S. equivalency. Please visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm for more details.Resume or CVAdmissions interview. An interview with the program director may be conducted at the request of the applicant or the admissions committee.ADMISSIONS DECISIONSAdmissions decisions are released on a rolling basis. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Financial Aid

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Loan Programs

Loan programs augment any other aid students have received from the University and from outside funding sources.

FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS

For 2012-2013, the Federal Direct Loan program consists of two types of loans:

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan – a loan with a 6.8 percent fixed interest rate. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application required for this loan program. Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 per academic year.

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS (GradPLUS) Loan – a credit-based loan with a 7.9 percent fixed interest rate. Students must complete the FAFSA and pass a credit check to apply. Students may borrow up to their cost of attendance, minus all other awards.

FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN

The Federal Perkins Loan has a fixed interest rate of 5 percent. Interest does not accrue while the student is enrolled, and students receive a nine-month grace period after leaving school and before repayment begins. Graduate students may borrow up to $8,000 per year, depending on the availability of funds at the University of Chicago.

Award amounts and types are subject to change, based on programmatic changes in the Federal Student Aid programs.

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