The Institute for Advanced Analytics is growing! In the coming months the Institute will add 6,000 sq.ft. for a second classroom, offices and student work spaces. The expansion is part of a plan approved by NC State University’s Board of Trustees to build on the tremendous success of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program and increase its enrollment to 80 students beginning in June 2012. When construction is completed, the Institute will have a total of nearly 15,000 sq.ft. with capacity to seat up to 120 students. MSA enrollment had been capped at 40 students due to space limitations since the Institute first opened its doors.
Today’s announcement comes with notification from the North Carolina Department of Administration of the Council of State’s approval of the Institute’s request to add to its existing facility. The new expansion space is located the 4th floor of the Venture 2 Building, just beneath the Institute’s current facility. The expansion will enable the MSA program to operate with two 40-student cohorts running concurrently on a 10-month cycle.
Established in 2007, the MSA is the nation’s first and preeminent graduate degree in Analytics. The Institute is currently running its fifth cohort of students through the 10-month MSA curriculum.