INFORMS Business Analytics MeetingStudents in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016 begin job interviews this week, and already they have taken an important next step in their journey as analytics professionals post-graduation. By joining the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (known as INFORMS), the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of analytics, MSA students recognize the importance of being on top of their game: to stay connected to the profession, to keep up to date on the latest methods and best practices, to adhere to the society’s code of ethical conduct, and to promote the highest professional standards. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017, our 10th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer. 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 it is advantageous to apply early. Here are some common questions prospective applicants have: Read the rest of this entry »

Stuffed AnimalsThe MSA Class of 2016, continuing a student tradition, sought to lend a helping hand to our neighbors at WakeMed Children’s Hospital by holding a charitable drive to donate gifts for children undergoing care over the holiday season. Many thanks to all of the MSA student volunteers who gave generously of their time in the collection effort, and our sincere gratitude to everyone who made a donation! Read the rest of this entry »

Christopher HealeyThe Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Christopher Healey to the Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Advanced Analytics. Dr. Healey is a noted scholar in the field of data visualization and visual analytics—specifically the development of methods for visualizing large, multidimensional datasets to support rapid and accurate exploration, analysis, validation, and discovery. A member of the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at NC State, Dr. Healey has been actively involved in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program since the Institute’s inception in 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

Download the MSA Student Profile BookIf you’re an employer looking to hire a talented analytics professional in the next 120 days, please let the Institute connect you with one of our 114 candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016. The Class Resume Book is now available and free to prospective employers. Please contact us to receive your copy. Onsite interviewing begins in January—call the Institute’s career services coordinator April Wilson (919-513-2979) to schedule a visit date. Graduates are available for full-time employment beginning May 1. We look forward to working with you in the coming months! Read the rest of this entry »

BasketballLegendary for their data prowess, Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students have shown they also know how to leverage the power of teamwork. Members of the MSA Class of 2016 have banded together to become some of this season’s most unbeatable intramural sports teams, crushing their competition match after match. “It goes without saying that our students are brilliant working with data,” remarked the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa. “But what I admire most about them is their ability to function as highly productive teams. They are passionate team players. It’s the winning formula in virtually every workplace, as much as it is on the athletic court or field.” The Class of 2016 follows a long tradition of championship teams fielded by the Institute over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute continues to broaden the scope of employment options for its graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The fall semester is in full swing and the Institute has welcomed a number of new and returning employers for information sessions. Among new visitors is the Institute’s first non-U.S. based employer B2W Digital, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The information sessions give employers an opportunity to meet with all 114 candidates in the MSA Class of 2016 as a prelude to recruiting during spring semester. Read the rest of this entry »

Twenty-three teams of Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students spread out across the country the past few weeks to kick-off practicum projects with their sponsors. From Boston to Seattle and Chicago to Orlando, teams traveled to meet with executives to review business objectives and to familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization and industry. The MSA Class of 2016 brings the total number of practicum projects to 110 with 80 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. The projects cover a wide spectrum of problem areas and industries. Read the rest of this entry »

Download the MSA Student Profile BookThe Institute is delighted to introduce 114 candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016. Interested employers and friends of the Institute are invited to download the Student Profile Book to learn more about our students. Prospective employers: please contact us to receive your complimentary copy of the Class of 2016 Resume Book when it becomes available in December. Onsite interviewing begins in January—please call the Institute’s career services coordinator April Wilson (919-513-2979) to schedule a visit date at your earliest convenience. Graduates are available for full-time employment beginning May 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sarah Egan WarrenThe Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Egan Warren to the position of Technical Communication Specialist. Most recently, Sarah served as the Assistant Director of the Professional Writing Program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State, where she taught classes in professional communication, mentored graduate students, and collaborated with faculty, staff, and students on departmental and university-wide programs. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute is delighted to announce the sponsors of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016 practicum team projects. This year 23 student teams will be tasked with projects from 20 sponsoring organizations spanning many industry sectors as well as government agencies and non-profit organizations. Notable projects this year include the Institute’s first team project with a consortium of seven major art museums from across the U.S. and Canada led by the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Institute’s students also for the first time will venture into the highly competitive world of motorsports with a project sponsored by the legendary Richard Childress racing team. Read the rest of this entry »

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