The graduate programs in business analytics from the Haslam College of Business were named in the nation’s top 50 best values on March 7. Value Colleges, a website dedicated to examining college affordability, conducted the ranking.
Carrie Sealey-Morris, editor of Value Colleges, noted in her report that the field is so new to academia it does not have standard nomenclature.
“Analytics, Data Science, Business Analytics…What matters, more than the name, is that the program find the right balance between technical computer skills, business and marketing knowledge and statistical analysis,” Sealey-Morris said.
Haslam launched a new doctorate in business analytics last year, but its Master of Science in Business Analytics has been available since 2010. Haslam’s MSBA was the first business analytics degree to be offered in a business school, reflecting its approach to broad interpretation of data and its practical application.
Sealey-Morris also wrote that the data industry is rife with career opportunity.
“It’s an exciting time, with projected employee shortages estimated well into the millions, so getting into the field now means making a career path where few have trod and no one is likely to get in your way,” she said.
Haslam’s MSBA program has enjoyed 100 percent job placement of its graduates within three months of graduation for the last three years.
To read the full report and see the full rankings list visit http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-big-data-graduate-programs-2016/