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.
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, La.
Degree: Master of Science In Analytics
School: E.J. Ourso College of Business
Description: Designed to meet the demand for professionals who understand big data and have the analytics skills needed to extract actionable information from large and complex data sets. Curriculum emphasizes use of advanced data management tools and applied statistical and operations research techniques to analyze large, real-world data sets in order to increase return on investment, improve customer retention, reduce fraud and improve decision making. Students receive training in SAS, SQL, R and other tools. Student teams work with companies and government organizations to solve business problems in areas such as insurance, banking, health care, communications, e-commerce, law enforcement and marketing.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree with 3.0+ GPA. GMAT or GRE test scores. Chances of acceptance are higher for prospects with a relevant undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, management, science, operations research, production/operations management, economics, statistics, mathematics or industrial/organizational psychology.
Full-time program: 12 months.
Part-time options: No
Distance learning options: No