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Program Overview

Data Analytics is an emerging, in-demand 21st-century technology related to the explosion of "big data." It has, just over the past few years, revolutionized the manner in which organizations function across all modern industries. This shift has created a talent gap for data analysts with the appropriate training and skill set. 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 critical to the success of organizations.

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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 master's degree programs.

Areas of study include:

  • Creating data visualizations and communicating findings
  • Statistical data analysis
  • SQL administration and implementation
  • Using programming languages for data analysis
  • Machine learning for data analysis

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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