MSIA 489: Industry Practicum

Quarter Offered

Fall ; Diego Klabjan
Winter ; Diego Klabjan
Spring ; Diego Klabjan


During their first three quarters in the program, MSiA students are engaged in an industry-supplied practicum project. The program works closely with industry partners to develop a project that will give students a chance to put their concurrent coursework into direct practice. Working directly with a company data science team, students scope their project, present a detailed proposal to their client, evaluate and cleanse data, (re-scope if necessary), perform analysis, and during a final presentation, provide deliverables. Students are required to meet regularly with the client, a faculty technical adviser, and business adviser. 

Students are placed on teams based on their own ranking of preference. The program does its best to place students on one of their top 3 ranked projects.