Business Schools Are Bridging The Gaping Big Data Analytics Skills Gap — Here’s How

The global demand for digital skill-sets such as big data analytics is outstripping supply across all sectors. But business schools believe they can close the gaping talent gap. The UK needs another 745,000 digital workers by 2017, a report from the government warned on Monday — and universities are key to plugging similar holes the world over. “It’s so important for business schools to have [digital] programs, in order to train professionals from different backgrounds to become data scientists,” said Juan José, a former head of IBM Strategy & Analytics, who runs IE Business School’s business analytics masters. “There is a demand for big data expertise.” Duke’s Fuqua School of Business last month launched a data analytics masters degree. Meanwhile, Wharton School in March launched an MBA major in business…


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