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Rules of Engagement

For the sixth year, business coach and speaker Mary Crane spent a day at the Institute, helping Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students polish their professionalism. Crane’s visit with the class of 2018 commenced with her dynamic seminar, ‘The Rules of Engagement’ — or what some people call proper business etiquette. She shared stories and lessons learned to illustrate the rules that guide professionals through the tricky waters of networking, meetings, interviews, follow ups, and thank you notes. Continue reading “Rules of Engagement”

Practicum Sponsors Announced

The Institute is delighted to announce the sponsors of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018 practicum team projects. This year 22 student teams are tasked with projects from 22 sponsoring organizations. New sponsors include the Institute’s first projects with Nashville-based Asurion, Duke Health, General Motors, and several others. Represented on this year’s list are major financial institutions, retailers, insurers, health providers, and technology enterprises. Sponsors hail from eleven states from across the U.S. Continue reading “Practicum Sponsors Announced”

Institute to Host Forecasting Conference

The Institute is delighted to host The 4th Annual Foresight Practitioner Conference: Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning on November 15-16, 2017. Produced in conjunction with Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, the conference program features talks by nine forecasting experts, including keynote speaker Aris Syntetos, Professor of Operational Research and Operations Management at Cardiff University, who will share his recommendations for better communication between demand forecasters and inventory controllers. Continue reading “Institute to Host Forecasting Conference”

Valerie Schwartz

Schwartz to Head Admissions

The Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Valerie Schwartz to the position of Head of Admissions. Most recently, Valerie served as Senior Assistant Director of NC State’s Park Scholarships program, where she managed recruitment and external communications, played a key role in the selection of award recipients, expanded the program’s fundraising initiatives, and advised Park Scholars on various projects. In her new position, Valerie will work in collaboration with Institute leadership to direct and manage a comprehensive recruitment, marketing, and admissions program with the goal of enrolling diverse and highly qualified Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree candidates. Continue reading “Schwartz to Head Admissions”

Welcoming the Class of 2018

The Institute is delighted to announce the matriculation of 115 students in the Class of 2018, the eleventh cohort in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. “What makes the Institute such a wonderful place to teach and learn begins with attracting great students,” said the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa. “They’re smart and ready to work, and we’re delighted to have them with us. Greeting the new cohort is a humbling reminder of the rapid growth and remarkable success of the MSA over the past decade.” Continue reading “Welcoming the Class of 2018”

INFORMS

Institute Named Prize Finalist

For the second consecutive year the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research, INFORMS, has named the Institute for Advanced Analytics one of three finalist schools in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of analytics and operations research. Continue reading “Institute Named Prize Finalist”

Digital Analytics Association

Analytics Symposium – February 2nd

Registration is now open for the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) Raleigh Symposium, which will be hosted at the Institute for Advanced Analytics on February 2nd from 12:30–6:00pm. The symposium program includes Casey Carey (Director, Google Analytics Marketing at Google), Adam Greco (Senior Partner at Analytics Demystified), Brooks Bell (Founder and CEO at Brooks Bell), Sig Mejdal (Director of Decision Sciences at Houston Astros), Amy Sample (Sr. Director, Digital Analytics at Public Broadcasting Service), and Charlotte Whitmore (Founder at AnalyticsPros). The registration fee is $75 for DAA members and $125 for non-members.

Admission

Apply Now for the Class of 2018

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018, our 11th student cohort, which will begin studies in June. The MSA is the nation’s longest running full-fledged master’s degree program in data science with an unparalleled track record for producing highly sought-after graduates. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so apply early. Continue reading “Apply Now for the Class of 2018”