IT’S OFFICIAL: BUSINESS LEADERS now count the seemingly
never-ending supply of data generated by their staff, vendors,
and customers among their most valuable assets. But
this value can be realized only if their organizations have
a steady supply of managers who are able to mine data in
ways that reveal patterns, make predictions, and provide
insights that lead to better business decisions.
Industry is calling on academia to produce more graduates
who can accomplish that task. In response, business
schools are creating new analytics courses and degree
programs with a common objective: to teach students at
all levels to program, manipulate data sets, and use data
to solve real-world problems. In the following pages, we
take a look at how several of these schools are educating a
new generation of problem solvers who are ready to hit the
ground running in an increasingly—and inevitably—data-
driven business world.
In response to indusrty demand, Arizona State integrates analytics throughout its curriculum.
The University of South Carolina prepares undergraduates to handle the deluge of data that's coming their way.
As schools integrate data analysis into new and existing programs, it seems likely that every student soon will need to know this critical business skill.
Analyzing the Future
AI at the B-School