Twenty-four 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 Orlando to Dallas, Texas, teams traveled to meet with executives to review business objectives and to familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization and industry. The MSA Class of 2017 brings the total number of practicum projects to 130 with over 100 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. The projects cover a wide spectrum of problem areas and industries. Continue reading “Practicum Team Kick-offs”
Now available, the Student Profile Book highlights 119 candidates enrolled in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. The Institute invites you to learn more about our students. Prospective employers: please email us to receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 Resume Book when it becomes available December 1st, or call April Wilson, head of career services, at (919) 513-2979.
The Institute is delighted to announce the kick-off meeting for the new Raleigh Chapter of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) the evening of October 20th. Hortonworks solutions engineer Dan Zaratsian (MSA Class of 2011) will be our guest speaker. Dan’s talk is entitled “Creating a Connected Digital Analytics Platform for Streaming Analytics Continue reading “Institute Hosts Meet-up – Oct. 20”
The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, spoke to a large group of students and faculty today at Hofstra University, site of the upcoming first Presidential Debate in Hempstead, New York. In anticipation of the historic event Hofstra is hosting a series of discussions on hot topics including the transformational impact of Big Data analytics Continue reading “Debating Big Data”
The Institute’s autumn ritual of meet-ups with employers has begun. Employers will visit throughout the fall semester to introduce their organizations and to have an opportunity to meet with students in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. The current line-up of employers who have scheduled a visit includes: Continue reading “Welcoming Employers”
The Institute is delighted to announce the sponsors of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017 practicum team projects. This year 24 student teams are tasked with projects from 21 sponsoring organizations and an international consortium of art museums. Notable projects include the Institute’s first project with UNOS—the Continue reading “Practicum Sponsors Announced”
The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business kicked-off the academic year at the gulf coast resort town of Clearwater Beach, Florida, today with the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa as the invited keynote speaker for its fall semester faculty retreat. In his presentation titled Graduate Business Education in the 21st Century, Dr. Rappa Continue reading “B-School Keynote Address”
Speaking today to a global audience via the company’s internal broadcast network, the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa presented employees of Fidelity Investments with an overview of the various educational pathways for becoming a data scientist. It’s a common topic of discussion throughout industry among technical employees Continue reading “Becoming A Data Scientist”