Dr. Handanhal Ravinder, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Management and Business Analytics, discusses the Feliciano School of Business MS in Business Analytics program.
The program is designed to meet the growing demand for business analytics professionals and prepare graduates to conduct planning, decision-making and operations using timely, fact-based insight and knowledge. The program is aimed at working professionals from technical or business backgrounds, who seek career advancement or change.
In this program students gain competitive advantage with an industry-aligned curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and access to a diverse network of experts and practitioners. Coursework emphasizes analytics skills for statistical/predictive modeling, and includes enterprise architecture, data visualization & management and data mining. Throughout the program, participants apply those skills in assessing real-world business problems and opportunities. Emphasis is placed on developing actionable solutions and recommendations, and effectively communicating results to business managers and other stakeholders. Students emerge with the strategic asset most companies are seeking: expertise in analyzing complex business challenges using appropriate data and up-to-date technology and tools.