From smart phones to social media to the emerging "Internet of Things," companies need to manage more and more complex data every day. This explosion of big data impacts every part of the global economy. Companies hiring analytics specialists who know how to best harness the business value of big data can drive new opportunities and gain competitive advantage. From mobile and cloud computing growth to the emergence of new social media platforms, the forecast for analytics specialists sets a stage for promising long-term careers.
The W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) is an applied nine-month, full-time program that prepares you to be at the forefront of data-driven analysis, strategic decision-making and business process optimization. You will gain the skills, knowledge and experience to advance on the analytics career ladder.
Meet the Demand
The demand for business analytics specialists is expected to reach 1.5 million by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Business champions who can lead analytics-driven change initiatives, data scientists who can build analytical models and algorithms, and professionals who can mine data and apply analytical models to innovate and automate business processes across the value chain will be at the forefront of corporate hiring for some time to come.
The MS-BA is delivered by the renowned W. P. Carey Departments of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, both ranked Top 15 by U.S. News & World Report. Ideal for recent undergraduates with a strong quantitative background, the MS-BA is a lock-step, ten-course curriculum that builds upon your existing skills and knowledge. The curriculum and applied project give you the analytics depth and experience to make an immediate impact.