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Data Analytics

Flowing from the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the mission of the M.S. in Data Analytics is to strive for excellence in engaged teaching and learning by training students to acquire analytical skills and learn critical methodologies in order to become ethical and socially responsible practitioners of data analytics.

The Program will seek to emphasize the provision of educational opportunities to underrepresented and under-served students in STEM fields, and aspire to engender in all of its students the requisite knowledge and skill sets needed to apply statistical and computing methods and tools for large-scale data processing and modeling.

Goals

  • To equip students with skill sets necessary to become data analytics professionals.
  • To develop competencies in selecting appropriate analytical methods and computing tools for large scale data processing and analysis.
  • To offer training in data collection, preparation, processing, manipulation, management and visualization.
  • To develop competencies in problem-solving skills and effective verbal and written communication of results to diverse audiences.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Data Analytics will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the mathematics, statistics and computing of data analytics techniques and technologies used to solve crucial data-driven problems and assist with analytics-driven decision making.
  • Be able to choose and apply appropriate statistical methods and data analysis tools to manage, process, analyze and visualize large amount of data.
  • Be able to integrate computing technology and data science to maximize the value of data.
  • Be able to communicate the analytics results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.