Commencement Exercises

The Institute held its 9th annual commencement today for candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016. Diplomas were conferred to 113 degree candidates on a beautiful springtime morning in downtown Raleigh. Presiding over the ceremony was the Institute’s founding director, Dr. Michael Rappa. He was joined by members of the faculty, staff and seven-hundred invited guests. Surrounded by family and friends, the graduates had much to celebrate as they embark on their new careers as analytics professionals. “The Class of 2016 marks an important milestone as the Institute’s first cohort to exceed 100 students,” said Dr. Rappa speaking to graduates. “You not only lived up to our high expectations, you raised the bar for future classes. Your hard work and dedication has earned you a place in the community of MSA alumni, which you so rightly deserve.”

Congratulations and best wishes to this year’s graduates!