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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Data Analytics (STEM)

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International Executive Studies — Master of Science in Management (MSM) Data Analytics (STEM)

Data Analytics is one of six comprehensive MSM concentrations offered by MVNU.

The MSM with a Data Analytics concentration provides students with expertise in data-driven decision making and business intelligence. This forward-looking program combines strong business acumen with hands-on analytics skills highly valued in today's data-rich business environment.

The Data Analytics concentration prepares students to:

  • Leverage data and analytics to drive business strategy and performance
  • Deploy predictive models, data mining, and statistical analysis
  • Interpret analytical results and communicate data insights
  • Make data-backed decisions on new markets, products, pricing, and more
  • Manage analytics teams, systems, and ethical use of data
  • Pursue roles as data analysts, business intelligence analysts, and analytics managers

This hybrid program allows working professionals to upskill into leadership roles at the intersection of business strategy and data analytics.

Curriculum enriched by AWS Academy

At MVNU, our exceptional curriculum is enriched by Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing you with a unique and comprehensive learning experience. While AWS Academy diligently develops and maintains content, we take pride in supplementing our curriculum with excellent materials from AWS.

Engaging Content

Designed specifically for higher education, our courses cater to students like you, who may not have industry work experience. Our curriculum team ensures that you receive engaging content, including demonstrations, projects, activities, and knowledge checks, tailored to enhance your learning experience. Unlike typical commercial AWS courses that are brief, our courses span a quarter or a semester, allowing for a more in-depth exploration of cloud technologies.

Aligned to AWS Certification

As a student at MVNU, you'll find our curriculum aligns with AWS Certifications, recognized throughout the industry for identifying skilled professionals leading cloud initiatives. Our courses not only equip you with foundational knowledge and hands-on experience for AWS Certification exams but also emphasize broader cloud skill domains. It's worth mentioning that our curriculum goes beyond just preparing you for certification exams.

Employment Readiness

When it comes to preparing for your future career, MVNU ensures you acquire up-to-date skills in cloud technologies and provides resources that set you on the path to in-demand IT jobs. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue industry-recognized AWS Certifications. With knowledge of the AWS Cloud, hands-on experience, and AWS Certifications, you'll stand out when you embark on your professional journey.

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MSM Highlights

An MSM, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, can help you stand out from the competition.

Residency Requirements

MVNU's International Executive Studies programs have an in-seat residency requirement.

Books and Outside Resources

Textbooks will be embedded throughout most courses at no additional charge. However, some courses may require an outside book or resource that students will need to buy separately. A link to the university's book program will be provided to students when necessary.

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Tuition & Cost

$623 per credit hour

$125 per credit hour
scholarship is available

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Program Length

20 months

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Total Credit Hours



Concentration courses will include:

BDAT 6003

Intelligence and
Data Analytics

This course is intended for business students with these goals: 1) To provide the key methods of predictive analytics and advanced business intelligence concepts; 2) To provide business decision-making context for these methods; 3) Using real business cases to illustrate the application and interpretation of these methods. The course will cover trends in predictive analytics, and understanding available application programs that can be deployed within the business enterprise.

BDAT 6013

Business Analytics

This course introduces students to an area of business administration that considers the extensive use of data, methods, and fact-based management to support and improve decision making. While business intelligence focuses on data handling, queries, and reports to discover patterns and generate information associated with products, services, and customers, business analytics uses data and models to explain the performance of a business and how it can be improved. This course discusses the benefits of employing analytics and a structured approach to problem-solving in management situations.

BDAT 6023

Decision Making Using
Data Analytics

This course will familiarize students with the assumptions underlying various statistical techniques and assist in identifying their appropriateness in a variety of situations. Students should be able to perform statistical analysis and interpret results in a meaningful way. Students are expected to relate results of such analyses to become information-based decision makers.

Curriculum stats/highlights

The MSM curriculum is comprised of six graduate business core courses making up 18 credit hours.

The remaining 12 credit hours are taken in the student’s chosen concentration - Computer Science, Data Analytics, or Information Technology Management.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Ethics Leadership 3
Budgets and Forecasting 3
Organizational Behavior 3
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Management 3
Global Business 3
Total MSM Core Hours 18
Data Analytics Concentration Courses Credit Hours
Legal Aspects of Information Systems Management 3
Intelligence and Data Analytics 3
Business Analytics 3
Decision Making Using Data Analytics 3
Total Data Analytics Courses 12
Total MSM Core Hours 18
+ MSM Data Analytics Concentration 12
Total MSM Hours 30

How much will it all cost?

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Tuition & Fees

$20,565 includes:

Year 1 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Peregrine Assessment Fee $375

Year 2 Fees:
Resource Fee $200
Graduation Fee $100



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$3,750 IES Scholarship*

*Student accepted into an IES program are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship up to $125 per credit hour.


Total Student Cost


Total tuition and fees minus scholarship.


The Data Analytics MSM concentration is perfect for business professionals interested in a career managing data analytics to drive business decisions. Possible roles include Analytics Director, Data Science Manager, BI Architect, and more.

If you have an analytical mindset and attention to detail, earning an MSM in Data Analytics is a great way to elevate your career.

With a focus on analytics skills in a data-rich business environment, graduates from this program may find opportunities in roles such as:

  • Data Analyst: $65,000 - $110,000 per year.
  • Data Scientist: $80,000 - $150,000 per year (depending on experience and location).
  • Business Intelligence Analyst: $70,000 - $120,000 per year.

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Cultivating valuable decision-making and leadership skills can help you take the next step in your career. Whether your goal is to invest in your potential or achieve a more fulfilling role, our degree programs offer in-depth coverage that can help you transition from learning to leading.

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