MSA Named a top program by the University Herald

December 9, 2019

The University Herald listed the Master of Science in Analytics program among the best for Data Science and Business Analytics. Most of the Big Data Analysis degree courses are relatively new and there are only a handful of Universities that even offer a full degree. But whatever be the age of the degrees, the trend is catching on, and with increasing demands for data scientists, the need for certified expertise has also increased.

“We are in the eighth year of the one-year MS analytics program,” said Ed Watson, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems chair. “Our business partnerships allow us to remain a leader in analytics education, which keeps the demand for our program high. Our graduates join top organizations across all industries, and lead major transformation initiatives, developing actionable insights that inform decision making at all levels. The demand for our graduates is high across all industries. The introduction of the twelve-hour, online Certificate of Analytics program has allowed employees across all industries to enhance their analytics skillsets and pave new career paths in today’s growing job market.”

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at LSU 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 from computer science, statistics, operations research, and quality management to achieve results through classroom instruction, hands-on exercises and team-based projects.

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About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems

The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit


Elizabeth Eaton
E. J. Ourso College of Business