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Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs

These one-year and two-year graduate programs are just what's needed to close the big-data talent gap. Read on to find a school that fits your ambitions and background.
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University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Degree: Master in Electronic Business Technologies

Schools: Telfer School of Management, School of Information Technology and Engineering, and the Faculty of Law.

Description: Interdisciplinary degree offering two specializations: Electronic Business and Electronic Technologies. Electronic Business focuses on organizational transformations based on IT, with research on best practices and trends, comparative analysis of new business models, performance evaluation based on new technologies, efficacy of new services and methods in attracting and satisfying customers and simulation of integrated supply chains. Electronic Technologies focuses on IT and system architectures used to create and manage online transactions. Research focuses on electronic commerce technologies and protocols (including wireless and multi-media); the analysis and development of algorithms (including security, data mining, Web data warehouses and distributed applications); and the definition of standards, architectures and software engineering methodologies for e-commerce systems.

Analytics & Performance is one of three Strategic Areas of Excellence at the Tefler School of Management. This focus is supported by the IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance, which promotes research and curriculum development in the domains of business analytics, business intelligence, and performance management.

Prerequisites: Honors bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline. For the e-business stream, disciplines such as business administration, economics, computer science, electrical engineering and business information are relevant. For the e-technologies stream, disciplines such as computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering and business information are relevant.

Full-time program: 12 months for a Master in Electronic Business Technologies; 16 months for a Master of Science in Electronic Business Technologies (thesis required).

Part-time options: Yes, though degree must be completed within four years of initial registration.

Distance learning options: Selected courses.

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3/30/2015 | 4:11:54 PM
Professional Master's Program in Big Data at Simon Fraser University
In 2014, the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University launched the Professional Master's Program in Big Data. This hands-on program is intended for students with some programming experience who wish to learn more about the state-of-the-art in data analysis.

As there is no research component, the M.Sc. in Big Data is geared towards students who wish to prepare for an exciting, well-paid career in the data science industry.

The program is 16 months in length. More info here: www.sfu.ca/bigdata

You can also follow us on Twitter @ bigdata_SFU

Questions? Contact bigdata@sfu.ca referring to this article.
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3/25/2015 | 6:51:09 AM
Big data Analytics

The definition of big data holds the key to understanding big data analytics. According to the Gartner IT Glossary, Big Data is high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making.

- Volume refers to the amount of data. Many factors are contributing to high volume: sensor and machine-generated data, networks, social media, and much more. Enterprises are awash with terabytes and, increasingly, petabytes of big data.

- Variety refers to the number of types of data. Big data extends beyond structured data such as numbers, dates and strings to include unstructured data such as text, video, audio, click streams, 3D data and log files.

-Velocity refers to the speed of data processing. The pace at which data streams in from sources such as mobile devices, clickstreams, high-frequency stock trading, and machine-to-machine processes is massive and continuously fast moving.

Learn more at https://intellipaat.com/hadoop-online-training/

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11/13/2014 | 12:22:09 PM
MS in Analytics at the University of San Francisco
The University of San Francisco offers the MS in Analytics, jointly offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Management. It is an intensive one-year (July-June) program that provides students with the skills necessary to develop techniques and processes for data-driven decision-making. The program covers topics such as data mining, machine learning, statistical models, predictive analytics, econometrics, optimization, risk analysis, data visualization, business communication and management science. USF's Analytics Program is highly technical and students write R and Python programs for most of their courses. Throughout their program, students work with an industrial partner in the practicum (some are paid).

Pre-requisites include: a bachelor's degree, courses covering programming languages, inferential statistics, calculus and linear algebra, and either the GRE or GMAT exam.
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11/11/2014 | 9:42:25 PM
Re: Master of Business Analytics - Deakin University, Australia (online or onCampus)
Don't forget Bond University on the Gold Coast. They offer a digital business degree that covers all of the necessary topics and drill down into data science, big data, programming, systems design, cyber security, etc. Plus the course is offered over 3 semesters per year so the course is over in 2 years. They have strong links with Australian businesses and almost all grads land a great job straight from Uni...there is a lot of demand for data scientists in QLD at the moment and most jobs pay > $150k pa.
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11/4/2014 | 10:01:45 AM
Master of Science in Analytics at Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, offers a cohort, 12-month Master of Science in Analytics (from August to August). It is an inter-disciplinary program that offers the following strength and uniqueness:
  • Full-time, cohort, 12-month program
  • Focus on hands-on experience and applications
  • Analytical skills in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics
  • Technical skills in database management, business intelligence and big data analytics
  • Soft skills in management and leadership
  • An integrated experience in analytics projects
  • Taught by full-time faculty
  • Collaborations with the Center for Business Analytics

For more information, please visit BGSU websit.

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10/20/2014 | 6:01:24 AM
Re: Master of Business Analytics - Deakin University, Australia (online or onCampus)
I am looking to do Masters of Business Analytics. I am just concerned with the quality of programs in Australia and the best universities to do with. As far as I know there are only few in Australia that provides this degree, namely Deaking, Melbourne Business School, Victoria Uni, RMIT. I am just not sure on how to go ahead with either of them as there is no performance information, existing alumini you could speak to, rankings, etc that usually helps a student to make a decision. 

 

could you please help.
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10/14/2014 | 6:45:39 AM
http://www.eduall.in
Nice, keep updates...
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7/3/2014 | 12:01:16 PM
Business Analytics MS at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
The McCombs School of Business offers a challenging, intensive one-year program for recent graduates with quantitative and technical backgrounds. The MSIROM: Business Analytics Program boasts faculty from across the UT campus, deep industry relationships with top companies like Deloitte, Walmart, IBM, AT&T and others, workshops in applications for analytics, choice of electives in marketing, supply chain, and finance, and career services support for students. STEM-certified. No work experience is required.

http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/business-analytics.aspx

msbusinessanalytics@mccombs.utexas.edu

 

 
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6/10/2014 | 11:31:51 AM
Michigan State University MS Business Analytics
The MS in Business Analytics program at Michigan State University is also a phenominal program to feature. Students have the opportunity to: 

Take classes with leading Michigan State faculty in business, computer science and mathematics from the Broad College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Natural Science
  • Gain experience working on live data analysis projects and real-world problem solving every semester of the program
  • Expand thier business intelligence and link thier expertise to a growing industry
  • The curriculum includes courses in business strategy, data mining, applied statistics, project management, marketing technologies, communications and ethics  

The program is designed to be completed in one calendar year from January to December.   

To learn more, visit: https://accounting.broad.msu.edu/welcome/ms-business-analytics/about-the-program/ or email:  analytics@broad.msu.edu
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5/20/2014 | 5:17:50 AM
Data Science at University of Dundee, Scotland
The Data Science MSc at the University of Dundee in Scotland is also worthy of consideration.

I gained my MSc in Business Intelligence there and the Data Science MSc is run by the same people. I'd definitely recommend it:

www.dundee.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/data_science_msc.htm
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