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 Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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.