LSU Master in Analytics Named Among Nation’s Top 20 Programs

06/26/2014 11:41 AM

BATON ROUGE – BI Software Insight, which offers objective research and reviews of business intelligence solutions, has named the LSU Master of Science in Analytics program among the nation’s top programs.

According to BI Software Insight, LSU’s program, housed in the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences, helps “meet the rising demand for data scientists and analysts who are capable of turning data into insights.”

Program Director Joni Shreve stated that there is a definitive skills gap for individuals who can fill big data jobs and the demand is rising.

“Our one-year program teaches students specialized skills that are drawn from a variety of related areas – computer science, statistics, operations research and quality management,” Shreve said. “We are preparing students rapidly to use data-driven methods to contribute to organizational effectiveness and to guide decisions.”

To view BI Software Insight’s full list of “Top Big Data & Analytics Masters Programs,” visit

The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences 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 business analytics and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change, as well as 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, call 225-578-2126, or email

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014