See Yourself Succeed with a Data Analytics Degree

Data Analytics

There’s an increasing need among businesses of all sizes to become better at analyzing risks and opportunities through data analysis. With this growing demand, there is a call for proven data analysts with specific expertise in the field. 

Data analysis is used in practically every field, from traditional businesses to health care and athletics. Because it is so widely utilized, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth in data analysis careers of more than 30 percent by 2025. 

To meet this need, MACU has launched the first dedicated data analytics degree in the state of Oklahoma. Our unique degree mixes aspects of our business and mathematics degree programs while introducing components of information technology, including data mining, optimization and simulation. You’ll learn industry standard data analysis tools and develop soft skills necessary to become a critical thinker and ethical leader in any workplace, shaping you into a well-rounded professional who is ready to tackle all areas of an exciting career in data analytics. 

Why Choose MACU for Your Data Analytics Degree?

Our revolutionary data analytics degree program is the first of its kind in Oklahoma, and one of the view specialized degrees in the country that is solely focused on data analysis. MACU’s unique program is constructed using courses and curriculum from our award-winning business and mathematics programs. The program is additionally supplemented with brand new computer science classes. 

In addition to providing you with the skills and knowledge you need for success in the workplace, MACU degrees also feature an ethics component, ensuring you will enter the workplace with a strong moral foundation. 

After completing the program, you will graduate prepared to enter the data analytics sphere with work-ready skills, analytical thinking and strong Chrsitian principles to match. 

What Can You Do with Data Analytics Degree?

  • Business Intelligence (BI) Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Health Care Data Analyst
  • IT Systems Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst

Course List

CMSC 1203 Foundations of Programming
CMSC 3103 Analytics Management and Presentation
CMSC 3463 Advanced Structured Query Language (SQL)
CMSC 4103 Introduction to R for Data Analytics
MATH 2823 Business Calculus
MATH 3103 Linear Algebra
MATH 3403 Discrete Math
MATH 3703 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 4113 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 4243 Regression Analysis
MISE 3603 IT Management
MISE 4403 Project Planning and Implementation
MISE 4643 Database Management
MISE 4663 Business Intelligence/Data Analytics

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ACCN2103 Principles of Financial Accounting
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
ACCN2203 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: ACCN 2203. Offered every spring semester.
ACCN3903 Intermediate Accounting I
This course will focus on valuation and other theoretical problems in accounting for cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, plant and equipment, and intangible assets. Prerequisites: BUAD 2203 Offered every Fall semester.
ACCN3913 Intermediate Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of stockholders' equity, dilutive securities, investments, issues related to income determination including revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and error analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements, including price level changes and statement of changes in financial position. Prerequisite: ACCN 3903. Offered every Spring semester.
ACCN3923 Cost Accounting
This course will study the development of cost accumulation and reporting systems that complement a firm's strategy and structure; how activity-based cost management systems increase competitiveness by helping a firm manage its costs, processes, and people. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring even numbered years.
ACCN3933 Income Tax Accounting I
This course will examine Federal income taxation and individual, corporate, and partnership income tax laws and regulations. Emphasis will be on developing a broad perspective on structure, administration, rationale of federal income tax system. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN3943 Income Tax Accounting II
This course will focus on the study of taxation of corporations, partnerships from organization through liquidation; relative merits of conducting business through partnership, corporation, proprietorship, S corporation; introduction to tax research. Prerequisite: ACCN 3933. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN3953 Accounting Information Systems
A study of the structure, flow, and use of financial and non-financial data in computer-based environments with a heavy emphasis on ensuring data integrity. Conceptual data modeling using business rules, normalization, structured query language (SQL), and physical database design and data administration. Course includes crossfunctional team project with phased deliverables. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Spring, odd numbered years.
ACCN4173 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting covers accounting principles applicable to federal, state and local governments and other non-profit entities. This course includes fund accounting principles used in recording assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenditures along with analysis and interpretations of financial statements of governmental and non-profit entities.
ACCN4443 Advanced Financial Accounting
This course is designed to impart a detailed understanding of alternative accounting principles and practices and their effects on balance sheet valuation and income statements, including critical evaluation of these alternatives. Subjects covered include: foreign currency transactions, partnership accounting and accounting for non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Prerequisite: ACCN 3913. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
ACCN4623 Accounting Legal Environment
This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of external financial reporting for business enterprises and not-for-profit entities. The financial accounting segment of the course focuses on the preparation, analysis, and limitations of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The conceptual framework that serves as the basis on which financial reporting standards are developed is also discussed. The managerial accounting segment of the course covers such internal reporting issues as break-even analysis, capital budgeting, cost behavior patterns, and cost allocation. The legal component of the course addresses the formation of different types of business entities (e.g., corporation and partnership) and the regulatory role that the SEC, PCAOB, and Sarbanes-Oxley play in financial reporting. Prerequisite: ACCN 4243. Offered every Fall, even numbered years.
ACCN4633 Auditing
This course will study the general framework underlying auditing, role of audit standards in planning and conduct of audits, effect of regulation, ethics, liability, and audit practices. Prerequisite: ACCN 3953. Offered every Fall, odd numbered years.
BUAD2103 Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting relationships; completion of the accounting cycle; accounting process for merchandising enterprises; receivables, payables, and inventories; deferrals, accruals, and intangible assets; and formation. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD2203 Principles of Accounting II
Accounting systems, concepts, and principles; formation, organization, and operations of corporations and partnerships; departments and branches, statement analysis, cost, and management. Prerequisite: BUAD 2103. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD2503 Business and Professional Communications
Principles of effective communication in a business environment. Practice in the preparation of letters, reports, and other forms of business writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 and ENGL 1203. Offered every spring semester.
BUAD3403 Business Finance
Financial principles and functions with applications to business organizations, including investment, dividend decision, and an introduction to the models and tools used for financial analysis. Offered every fall semester.
BUAD4303 Human Resource Administration
Human relations and adjustment in all forms of institutional and business organizations. The course deals with such problems as proper placement of the individual, training, incentive, methods of supervision, discipline, promotion, and retirement. Offered spring semester: odd numbered years.
ECON1103 Introduction to Economics
An introduction to basic economics concepts. It will relate principles such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and markets to current events. This practical non-major course provides tools for economic analysis. (humanities, social/behavioral science, general education elective, elective)
ECON3503 Applied Macroeconomics
This course is an overview of the field of macroeconomics emphasizing how national income, unemployment, inflation, and economics growth are determined. Additional topics reviewed include taxation, the multiplier model, money and banking, and business cycles. The effects of government policy on the economy are also discussed. The course will also include the study of international economics and globalization. Prerequisite ECON 1103
ECON3603 Applied Microeconomics
This course is an examination of basis economic principles with application to current economic situations. Emphasis is on understanding how households and business firms make decisions in the economy. Topics include how prices are determined and how they help solve economic problems of scarcity, the distribution of income and wealth, problems of monopoly power, labor unions and labor problems, environmental and energy concerns, and how other aspects of the economy affect businesses and individuals. Prerequisite ECON 1103.
MGMT2103 Business Software Applications
Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students demonstrate their ability to use a personal computer for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications through weekly labs and projects.
MGMT3213 Applied Business Management
This three-credit-hour course provides an introduction to the principles of management. The emphasis is on understanding organizational theory, human relations, interpersonal communications, production, business ethics, and the development of management thought.
MGMT4103 Group and Organizational Communications
An introduction to the concepts of effective oral and written communication to include functioning in teams and other organizational settings as well as interpersonal exchanges.
MGMT4233 Principles of Business Law
This course provides a general introduction to the legal environment that affects individuals, businesses, and business transactions. In addition to providing a general introduction to the American legal system, this course will focus on specific legal topics such as contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code.
MGMT4413 Strategic Management
This course introduces the strategic, tactical, operational issues that arise in management of production and service operations; product and process design, facilities planning, quality management, materials management, operations planning and scheduling, emerging technologies in production and service management. This serves as a capstone for the program. Prerequisite MGMT 2103
MGMT4503 Financial Analysis for Managers
Finance is the art and science of handling money. In the modern world virtually every organization, public and private, runs on money. That includes families, businesses, governments, and nonprofit enterprises. The study of finance will be broadly divided into two areas: (1 cr.) Investments and financial markets and (2 cr.) the financial management of companies. These are separate but related. A financial system involves flows of money and paper between them.

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