Become a Practicum Sponsor

The Institute for Advanced Analytics invites interested organizations to submit a proposal to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015. Since 2007, MSA students have conducted a wide variety of projects—70 in all—from virtually every industry sector, as well as state and federal government agencies. Sponsors identify challenging business problems and share data for their team to analyze. The 8-month project is conducted confidentially and without a sponsorship fee. The proposal submission period is open through July 15. To learn more about how to submit a proposal, please see the guidelines for Practicum Sponsorship. If you have questions, or would like to discuss a proposal before submission, please contact the Institute’s practicum manager, Dr. Christopher West.

Last year’s practicum sponsors included: the Baltimore Ravens football club, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Cisco Systems, Eastman Chemical, HanesBrands, the Houston Astros baseball club, Inmar, M&T Bank, the J. M. Smucker Company, Marriott International, the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer, Premier Heathcare. Recall, Rex/UNC Healthcare, Dude Solutions, United Airlines, and Volvo.

Practicum Teams Presents at U.S. State Department

Rob Chew, Keith Walthall, Kevin Baughman, Jessica Moy, and Salma Ibrahim (left to right) present results of practicum project at the 
U.S. State Department, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations.