Analytics in the B-School

Six business schools are adding or expanding programs focusing on data and analytics.

Six business schools are adding or expanding programs focusing on data and analytics: This fall, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany will introduce a four-semester master in applied data science. Students will solve real-world problems provided by industry partners, including Innoplexus, Commerzbank, and PwC. The program will be taught in English.

The Wake Forest University School of Business in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has expanded its MSc in business analytics with an online program designed to reach working professionals. The school is partnering with online education purveyor Noodle Partners to deliver the program.

Starting in the summer of 2018, the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh will offer a one-year master of science in data analytics. Students will learn to design analytics solutions to business problems and master skills in software such as SAS, IBM SPSS Modeler, and Tableau.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is launching an online master of science in business analytics program that students can access from their desktop computers or by using the W&MConnect mobile app. The program, which can be completed in 18 months, has start dates in January, May, and August.

The School of Business at the University of San Diego in California is offering a new concentration in business analytics in its MBA program. It will be available in the fall of 2018.

This summer, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville is launching a master of science in business analytics, which will be a partnership between the UVA Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce. Delivered through weekend, in-person, and online sessions, the program will cover a mix of analytical and technical skills, as well as foundational business knowledge. Topics covered in the six themed modules will include descriptive analytics, machine learning, and business ethics.