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The Master of Science in Analytics combines mathematical and statistical study with instruction in advanced computational and data analysis. Students learn to identify patterns and trends, interpret and gain insight from vast quantities of structured and unstructured data, and communicate their findings in practical, useful terms.
Areas of Analysis
All three areas of data analysis are studied:
- Predictive (forecasting)
- Descriptive (business intelligence and data mining)
- Prescriptive (optimization and simulation)
Many programs focus on just one aspect of analytics, often producing graduates who are trained primarily in modeling or data mining. Our curriculum is more comprehensive and provides students with a broader perspective, teaching them the skills necessary to be highly effective in solving real-world business challenges.
Students learn that naïve data analysis can be misleading, that large-scale problems are not amenable to simple solutions, and that working with unstructured field data is different than working with the results of a design experiment.
Our comprehensive coursework covers the following:
- Database management
- Statistical analysis
- Data mining
- Project management
- Business intelligence
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is an evening graduate program designed to accommodate working engineering professionals who are seeking to advance to positions of greater managerial and technical responsibility.
The program is based on an integrated approach to the management of product, process, information, and telecommunications technology, while providing the opportunity to develop greater expertise in any one of these areas.
The mix of management concepts and technical focus presented in the Master of Engineering Management program prepares working professionals to thrive in the increasingly complex managerial environment of today's technology-based organizations.
Unlike a graduate degree in a science or engineering specialty, this graduate degree offers the practical business perspective needed by technical managers.
Unlike a traditional MBA program, the Master of Engineering Management program emphasizes skills specifically required in technology-based organizations. To achieve this balance, the curriculum blends the following:
- Business basics
- Quantitative methods
- Behavioral science in a practical, problem-solving framework
Students learn management skills, concepts, language, and methodology, but always in an engineering context.