E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Master of Science in Analytics Program Welcomes 43 New Students

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2020 MSA Virtual Orientation

July 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE- E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Program welcomed 43 new students during a virtual orientation held on June 4. The MSA at LSU is a robust degree offered by the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems (SDEIS). It prepares students to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and to guide decisions.

During this orientation, students got an overview of what to expect throughout their experience in the MSA Program. They were also able to hear three insightful company presentations from MSA alums. January Comeaux (MSA ‘15) from USAA, Kelsey Brice and Mikey Domangue (MSA ‘19) from Cognizant, and Katie Wagner (MSA ‘15) from CBRE all discussed their experiences with the MSA Program at LSU. They also touched on job opportunities with their firms and projects they have worked on as data scientists since graduating.

The Master of Science in Analytics is available in three formats: full-time (on-campus), part-time (on-campus), and through LSU Online. Students begin the full-time track in June and finish in three semesters. The part-time track also starts in June and takes seven semesters to complete, while the LSU Online format admits new students six times a year and takes about 24 months to complete. There are no official prerequisites required to apply; however, previous coursework, including mathematics, statistics, engineering, science, computer programming, business, and economics, is necessary to be successful. The program is suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals. Many applicants have completed prior graduate coursework, including MS, MBA, and Ph.D. degrees.

LSU’s MSA Program uses STEM-designated program curriculum that emphasizes 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. 

 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 lsu.edu/business/sdeis.


Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business