Practicum Team Kick-Off Meetings

Twenty-three student teams in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) began meeting with their sponsors up and down the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida and into the Midwest. The teams spoke with executives to review business objectives and familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization. The Class of 2019 brings the total number of practicum projects to 180 with 120 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. The projects cover a wide spectrum of problem areas and industries.

“An essential foundation of the MSA learning experience is direct and meaningful contact with real world data,” said the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa. “The projects allow students the opportunity hone their data skills, learn how to engage with client organizations, wrestle with complex data, formulate deliverables, and meet tight deadlines. The Institute is extremely grateful to all of the sponsors for the opportunity to work with our teams.”

Slideshow of team photos from kick-off meetings: