Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs
January 08, 2013 09:06 AM 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.
New Brunswick, N.J.
School: Graduate School, Professional Science Masters Programs
Description: Program unites the fields of data management, statistics, machine learning and computation for data-driven decision making. Students learn how to analyze large datasets and to develop modeling solutions to support decision making. Curriculum integrates courses in analytics with business to give students a good understanding of how data analysis drives business decision making. Prepares students for careers as predictive modelers, data-mining engineers or analysts in data-driven industries such as marketing, finance, health care and biotechnology.
Prerequisites: Bachelors degree in any science or engineering field with a GPA of 3.0+. Students of science lacking a computing background are urged to apply but may need to take a basic computing course that can count toward the degree.
Full-time program: 1.5 to 2 years.
Part-time options: Yes
Distance learning options: No