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Master of Science in Analytics

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at LSU is an exciting degree offered by the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences (ISDS) in collaboration with the Department of Experimental Statistics (EXST) and the Department of Marketing. It is designed to prepare students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and guide decisions.
The curriculum emphasizes the use of business analytics, business intelligence, and information technology to solve problems, reduce costs, increase revenues, streamline processes, and improve decision-making. Students learn specialized skills and knowledge drawn from the fields of computer science, statistics, operations research, and quality management to achieve results through a mixture of classroom instruction, hands-on exercises, and team-based projects.
There are two tracks available for students interested in pursuing an MSA degree.

Full-Time, 1 year Program
  • 39 credit hours
  • Complete in 12 months
  • Weekday, on campus classes
Part-Time, Evening Program
  • 36 credit hours
  • Complete in 29 months
  • 2 evenings a week, on campus classes
​Degree: ​Master of Science in Analytics (MSA)
​Year Established:
​Director: ​Joni Shreve, PhD
​Address: ​Business Education Complex, Room 2200
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
​Phone: ​225-578-4500
​Application: ​Find application requirements and apply online at​
​STEM designation: The MSA is a designated STEM degree. The CIP code is 52.1301: Management Sciences​


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