Demand for business people with deep analytical skills could outstrip current projections of supply by 50 to 60 percent.*
Businesses that know how to analyze and apply data (big or small) outperform competitors by up to 20 percent. Why, then, do so few companies draw powerful insights from data? The answer is simple – a lack of in-house talent. Lally's Master’s of Science in Business Analytics will prepare you to meet the biggest demand of 21st century business.
*McKinsey Global Institute, Big data: The next frontier for innovation competition, and productivity, June 2011
Fei Xie '16 M.S. in Business Analytics:
Our curriculum follows foundational business concepts with data management and statistical modeling, which you will customize with electives that include natural language processing, machine learning, marketing, and supply-chain management. You will learn to think critically about data. You will have access to diverse data sets, powerful computing and visualization resources, and real-world applications possible only at Rensselaer. We offer a small class size, dedicated faculty, and hands-on experience through class projects, and a capstone course with industry partners. The experience at Lally also includes mentoring from a highly engaged advisory board of executives in the business analytics profession.
- “Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management offers a Master of Science in Business Analytics that combines Rensselaer’s history of excellence in technology with the Lally School’s business reputation for a perfect balance.” - Value Colleges' Top 50 Residential Big Data Graduate Programs of 2016