Demand for analytics professionals won't abate soon. Businesses around the world will be looking to hire young analytics professionals to support their big data initiatives for years to come. Those businesses will need analytics/data science professionals who are strong in data management, modeling, visualization, and other technical skills, but they also require business experience.
Yes, the two worlds of technology and business can meet. Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, a professor of marketing at Oklahoma State University, is heading up a new masters in analytics program, based on what he has learned leading the school's previous certificate program. The new program will expose students to SAS and statistics, of course, but will also draw on staff expertise in information science, industrial engineering, and marketing.
In this All Analytics Radio program, Dr. Chakraborty will share his experience and his advice on crafting an analytics program for the future, one that will prepare young data scientists to step into the business world ready to contribute to an analytics initiative, and he will help employers understand what they can expect from the classes of 2018 and beyond.
In this show you will learn:
- About the strategies that colleges are using to shape an analytics workforce for the future
- How colleges and employers can work together to define curricula and internships
- About what type of impact today's undergraduate and graduate data science programs can have in closing the analytics skills gap
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