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.
University of Connecticut
Graduate Learning Center, Hartford, Conn.
School: School of Business, Department of Operations and Information Management
Description: Hybrid face-to-face and online program combining in-depth course work in both advanced business analytics and project management along with a broad choice of elective courses. Business analytics courses focus on data development, storage, retrieval and utilization. Also covers data preparation, predictive modeling, model assessment and model implementation as well as decision analysis, optimization, simulation, sensitivity analysis, time-series analysis and network modeling.
Project management courses focus on designing, managing and re-engineering business processes; project management; project time, scope and quality management; project communications management; project cost and risk management; project procurement management; understanding leadership type, behavioral strengths and motivators; influencing customers, managing team collaboration and productivity, and change management.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Completion of a one-semester college-level calculus course. GMAT or GRE test.
Full-time program: 1 year.
Part-time options: Yes. Can be completed in 3.5 years.
Distance learning options: Selected courses.