Posted on October 20, 2016 by Joanna Carver

Sixty-three students began this fall as part of the first class of the new Master of Science in Data Analytics program.

data analytics stock photo of women with charts in background“We’re excited about the response we received to this program from both students and the business community,” said Max Kilger, director of the Data Analytics program. “There is a tremendous demand and need for data analysts.”

The inaugural class came from diverse backgrounds. The class is 37% female, 31% Hispanic, ranges in age from 21-55, graduated from 35 distinct universities and had 31 different majors.

Offered in both daytime and evening cohorts, students are becoming data savvy professionals and learning the latest tools, techniques and applications used to transform data into meaningful information.

Our program is unique because it leverages the College of Business’ strengths in cyber security, marketing analytics and statistics to provide students with the opportunity to study the latest communication and visualization technologies so that they can assist senior business executives in making informed decisions.

Transferring the knowledge from the classroom to application, students will participate in practicum experiences in which they complete real analytical projects for business clients. The daytime cohort will graduate in Summer 2017.

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— Joanna Carver