The employment opportunities for data experts are abundant: national demand for data scientists is expected to exceed supply by up to 190,000 jobs by the year 2018. This immediate need for professionals versed in data analytics is fueled by the explosion of data generated online: from social networks and mobile devices, to real-time sensors and purchase transactions, the pace of this data generation is doubling every three years.
Data literacy is a prerequisite for tomorrow’s business leaders, as companies seek out analytical professionals who can understand, measure, and act on these stockpiles of data.
Business Analytics Graduates
Through the Carlson School MS in Business Analytics, you'll learn and apply key skills in three important areas:
- Data Engineering: Creatively collect, clean, and integrate structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources
- Exploring, Predicting, and Optimizing: Build dynamic, real-time, practical decision models and tools for managerial use
- Communicating the Vision: Focus on core performance drivers and build infrastructure to leverage future opportunities
Companies across industries and around the world are incorporating data scientists into the workforce.
- Consulting firms
- Advertising agencies