A new 10-month master’s degree at Wake Forest University will arm students to understand and apply business analytics. Hosted within the School of Business, the Master of Science in Business Analytics was designed with “substantial input” from corporate partners, including ExxonMobil, Oracle and Procter & Gamble.
The curriculum is currently organized to start with a five-week summer module that focuses on the technical skills required by the program, including probability and statistical modeling, the use of SAS, programming with R and career management. The fall semester consists of courses in data management and predictive analytics and data mining as well as “mini modules” that examine analytics, business metrics, data visualization, data analysis and business modeling. The spring semester consists of mini-courses in forecasting; prescriptive analytics; and analytics in supply chain, marketing, human resources, finance, process and online marketing.
Read the full story by Dian Schaffhauser at Campus Technology.