Business Analytics

Analyzing the Field: Degrees in Big Data for Career Success

It’s no secret that harnessing the power of technology and the vast array of available data can transform an industry. In fact, a recent study found that using big data can increase an operating margin by more than 60%. However, successfully accessing and applying this data requires both tech savvy and specialized training in framing questions and analyzation. Increasingly, this calls for a degree in business analytics or data sciences.

Programs integrate technology, quantitative skills, and the in-depth industry knowledge to hone graduates’ abilities to fit critical and growing industry needs.

Below are a few noteworthy programs making waves in the US:

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University prioritizes experiential learning in both its MS in Business Analytics and its MS in Information Systems with Data Science Specialization programs.

“It’s not just theoretical studies,” explained Dean Ken Eastman. “Students are gaining real experience in analyzing and using these tools, so when they get a job they have practical experience they can leverage.” Combined with its brand new business school facilities (opening fall 2018), students can expect the best at OSU.

University of Hartford

The MBA Concentration and Certificate in Business Analytics and Data Mining Using SAS® is specifically designed with industry needs in mind. “Our corporate partners continue to express their need for graduates who can manage and analyze data for business decisions,” said Dean Marty Roth. “We are committed to ensuring that students become competent, confident, and connected.”

Saint Joseph’s University

Consistently a top-ranking business school, Saint Joseph’s offers paid co-op work experience, longstanding connections with Latin America, and a focus on excellence in teaching and learning. The MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics integrates critical business theories with applied experience to advance students’ career potential.

Stetson University

Undergraduate students can get a leg up on the competition at Stetson University through a degree in Business Systems and Analytics. Beyond the excellent theoretical training and broad internship possibilities, students can also engage in cutting-edge, faculty-led research development at the Stetson University Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“Our focus is on students who want to be persons of influence in companies who compete on the basis of scientific and technological advantage,” said Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Gina O’Connor.

The MS in Business Analytics includes a capstone consulting project in partnership with a real-world company. Graduates have enjoyed a 100% job placement.

Oklahoma State University

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University of Hartford

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Saint Joseph’s University

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Stetson University

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Small-School Attention with Unrivaled Opportunities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Purdue University

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SUNY at New Paltz

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University of Denver

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Wake Forest University

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California Polytechnic State University

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