Master of Data Analytics Leadership

Leverage Data to Drive Success

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

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Take your career to the next level with a degree in one of the fastest-growing areas of business.

Today’s business leaders must do more than lead people; they must be able to leverage data in order to steer a business towards success. While the demand for data analytics skills is very high – a recent report from IBM predicts that, by 2020, there will be 2.7 million new data analytics positions created each year – most analytics programs do not prepare graduates to take on high-level leadership roles.

To meet the demand for well-rounded leaders who are both effective managers and strategic data analysts, Drake University has created a unique and specialized program designed for students who are:

  • Working in the field of data analytics and want to advance to a leadership role
  • Working in a management position and looking to enhance their knowledge of data analytics
  • Interested in becoming more marketable by gaining expertise in both business and data analytics

The only fully-online data analytics master’s program in the state, Drake’s Master of Data Analytics Leadership will prepare you to utilize key business data to solve operational, tactical, and strategic organizational problems; to understand data-related laws and ethics; and to lead data analytics projects and teams.

The data analytics leadership master’s program consists of 30 credits and can be completed in two years, attending part-time. (Non-degree seeking students have the option to earn a Certificate in Data Analytics by taking the five core courses.)

About the College of Business & Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration prepares students for immediate and enduring success in a progressively technological, data-driven, and global environment. With a commitment to integrate data analysis, entrepreneurship, and globalization into our curriculum, our graduates are poised to thrive in today’s competitive job market.   

Staying true to our mission of bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom, our graduate degrees are enhanced by our expert faculty and relationships with local business leaders, as well as national and international executives and successful Drake alumni. These experiences put Drake students ahead of the competition come graduation; in fact, our employment outcomes outpace national averages when it comes to placement rates and starting salaries.

In addition to university accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The CBPA is also one of just seventeen universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center for Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.