Saint Peter’s University today announced a master’s program in data science with a concentration in business analytics, which will be offered beginning in the fall of 2014. The degree program integrates computer science, statistics and data-based business management principles to inform data driven decision making. The program is the first of its kind in the N.Y./N.J. area and was developed to align with the “best of industry applied practice” in big data solutions. The curriculum reflects the most current approaches to the management of data science technology as developed by leaders in the industry such as the
“The need for data scientists has become significantly more distinct and urgent in the past few years given the exponential growth of big data,” said
Fortune 500 companies are currently seeking to hire data scientists to compete in almost every major industry.
The data science program curriculum provides students with a rigorous course of study in big data technology, application and practice. Courses focus on theory, tools and application. Students will learn to use tools such as R, SAS and Weka. Coursework includes data mining, data visualization, machine learning, statistics, predictive modeling and business analytics. The capstone of the program is a research project in which students apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in data science to solve real-world business problems. Ethical considerations in the field will also be explored.
The data science with a concentration in business analytics degree program will prepare graduates from around the world for careers as predictive modelers and data mining engineers and analysts in data-driven industries such as marketing, finance, banking and healthcare, among others. The program is targeted toward students who have bachelor’s degrees with strong backgrounds in computer science, mathematics, engineering and statistics. The program is comprised of 12 courses/36 credits and is designed for full or part-time students interested in pursuing careers in industry-specific analytical fields and who will want to become the “next generation data scientist.”
Saint Peter’s University has a long history in computer science. Saint Peter’s was the first college in
For more information about enrollment in the data science program, course schedule and program guidelines, please visit http://www.saintpeters.edu/data-science or contact the
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Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. Please visit http://www.saintpeters.edu for more information.
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