Is a Master’s in Business Analytics Worth It?

You’ve likely seen the headlines touting the ongoing need for data professionals or the growing demand that businesses become more data-driven. Yet, even with excellent job prospects and potential for career advancement, going back to school is still a major investment, both in terms of your time and your money. …
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Master’s in Data Science vs Master’s in Business Analytics

Whether they prefer to be data-driven or data-informed, companies want to make data-derived insights part of their business decisions. The only problem is that they’re falling short. A Harvard Business Review survey of C-level technology and business executives found that 72% of participants “have yet to forge a data culture” …
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Choosing Between a Master’s in Data Analytics vs Business Analytics

With 163 zettabytes of data to be created by 2025 (10 times the amount of data in the digital universe in 2016), employers will have an extensive need for data experts who can manage and analyze the vast amounts of information they collect. But with more data than there are …
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Choosing Between an MBA in Business Analytics vs MS in Business Analytics

It’s no secret that organizations across the globe are investing heavily in analytics to capture and gather insights from the estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated per day. However, many of these organizations simply acquire new analytics tools without changing the culture—resulting in big data projects being abandoned before …
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Choosing Between an MS in Business Intelligence vs Business Analytics

For modern businesses, the most valuable asset they have is their data. Yet, with a predicted job shortage of 1.5 million big data experts by 2018, many organizations will struggle to manage and use their data effectively. Data specialists with a flair for business are already in high demand and …
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The Benefits of Learning Data Analytics From a Business School

Companies in almost every industry now collect vast amounts of data about their customers, competition and supply chains. But gathering information is relatively simple. Discovering the full value of data analytics in business is a constant challenge. That’s where the efforts of business analytics professionals become critical. Back in 2012, …
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MSBA Professor Zachary Lipton: From Jazz Musician to Machine Learning Innovator

You may not think to look for predictive analytics algorithms and lines of code among the flickering candlelight of a jazz bar. But there isn’t as much distance between data science and jazz music as you might expect. In fact, CMU Tepper School of Business professor Zachary Lipton holds passions …
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Q&A with Professor Willem van Hoeve

Willem van Hoeve, the academic head of the Tepper School of Business’ new Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program and Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Operations Research shared some details about the program. Q: Why did the Tepper School create this new degree program? A: Industry needs individuals …
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