School: Heinz College (Public Policy & Information Systems)
Description: Blended business-technology program designed to foster better planning, management and technical abilities. The concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics is designed for cross-training in business process analysis, predictive modeling, GIS mapping, analytical reporting, segmentation analysis and data visualization. Students gain hands-on experience through coursework and through applied research experiences at Heinz College's iLab. You'll work with real-world data sets describing behaviors of people using mobile devices, social and digital media environments, smart transportation and health care services.
Prerequisites: Successful students have demonstrated an ability to synthesize complex quantitative and qualitative concepts. Candidates tend to have a non-liberal arts undergraduate background that can vary from engineering, to information systems to physics. All students are required to complete a college-level, object-oriented programming course prior to beginning classes at Heinz College.
Full-time programs: 1 year for Master of Information Systems Management. 16 months for students pursuing concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.
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