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Program Overview

Data Analytics is an emerging, 21st-century technology related to the explosion of “big data.” MDC's Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics addresses the growing demand for skilled professionals who can identify, analyze, interpret and present the volumes of data that are available to organizations.

The need for data analysts to prepare and analyze large data sets exists across all modern industries. A major impediment to the widespread use of big data is the lack of workers with the appropriate training and skills. McKinsey Global Institute has estimated a gap of 140,000–190,000 skilled professionals to fill the demand for deep analytical talent that will be required by 2018.

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Program Details

Through the cross-disciplinary curriculum, students learn to apply data mining methods and statistical tools to resolve business questions and make recommendations that effectively support tactical and strategic business objectives. The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics meets the general bachelor’s degree requirements for acceptance into most masters programs.

Areas of study include:

  • Intro to Business Analytics
  • Statistical Methods
  • SQL Administration and Implementation
  • Regression Analysis
  • Data Visualization

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities for data analysts are abundant in both public and private sectors, including healthcare, business, finance, manufacturing, energy, education, government and science. Job titles include data analyst, database architect, data warehousing specialist, business intelligence analyst, and data scientist.

Graduates of this program may find employment in positions such as:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Database Architect
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist

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