Duke Fuqua Just Launched An Analytics Degree — As Amazon, Google Scramble For Big Data …

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has launched a data analytics masters degree, as demand surges for business managers who can interpret and action insight from big data. Fuqua’s announcement marks the latest push into big data by Ivy League institutions, which are scrambling to offer courses on one of the hottest skills sought by companies from McKinsey to Google. “We are hearing first-hand from employers who are looking for people who can sort through data quickly and identify and communicate key insights,” Bill Boulding, dean of Fuqua, said. “Employers are telling us the skill-set is in short supply.” The 10-month program, Master of Quantitative Management, is designed for college graduates with strong quantitative skills but little to no work experience. Most candidates will likely have backgrounds in science, technology,…


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