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.
Carnegie Mellon University
Degree: Master of Information Systems Management with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.
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.
Part-time options: No
Distance learning options: No