With enterprises increasingly seeing the importance of analyzing large data sets , IT departments and lines of business are looking for people with a wide range of data skills.
Some can be had from computer science graduates, but another potential source are people who have other IT skills and want a change in careers or who want to upgrade the older data analysis skills they have.
The program will give students in-depth knowledge in using a variety of databases and data sets to analyze and understand data, as well as predict future eventualities, trends and patterns.
It will also give them proficiency in laying the groundwork, strategies and implementation of decision management.
The program is aimed at those who wish to become professionals who use data analytics, big data, and predictive analytics. They may be employed in a related field such as data warehousing, data management, or IT and need to acquire credentials for promotion or other professional enrichment, including competencies crucial to big data analytics.
Mature student status with four years of relevant professional experience are eligible with the approval of the academic coordinator. Applicants can contact program director Anne-Marie Brinsmead at email@example.com or at 416.979.5000, ext. 2665
Graduates will be ready to take the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) exam.
Big Data Opens the Door for Prescriptive Analytics
Making customer-level decisions that balance risk and profit just keeps getting harder. And when you think you have it right, turning them into actions can be even trickier. You also need to consider the factors that make smart decisions difficult. Big data. Regulations. Customers who want an offer, fast, or else you’re going to lose them. No doubt some of these challenges sound familiar. And this is where prescriptive analytics represents the next step in the analytic journey.