A recent article by Eduvantis, a Higher Education consulting firm, evaluated the 25 most visible Analytics graduate programs in the United States--including the MS Analytics Program at the University of San Francisco.
The article reviews programs from New York University to Arizona State University, and notes that USF's program is interdisciplinary, bringing together math, computer science, engineering, business and economics. The program's interdisciplinary approach stems from its intentional development as a joint program between the School of Management and the College of Arts and Sciences. Most Analytics programs are offered by a single department or school in a university.
Program features that may be of interest:
- USF's Analytics program is an intensive and highly-technical 12 months, July - June.
- Students work with companies from the Silicon Valley to solve analytics problems in the practicum courses during the year.
- All courses offered in USF's Program were designed and developed just for MS Analytics students. These courses were not drawn from existing courses at the university.
- Students write R and Python programs for most of their courses. For example, students are typically expected to collect, filter, clean, and organize their own data, which is 75% of an analyst's job.
- Analytics courses are taught in downtown San Francisco very close to the Silicon Valley.
Learn more about the shortage of Analytics professionals--and the response of universities--in this Campus Technology article.
You can contact the MS Analytics at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the USF program and how it might fit your career and educational goals.