Wharton MBAs Get More Training in Data and Decision-Making

ENLARGE The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in Philadelphia is expanding its offerings in business analytics. Photo: Beth J. Harpaz/Associated Press By Lindsay Gellman Lindsay Gellman The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @lindsaygellman lindsay.gellman@wsj.com May 4, 2016 1:04 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS The Wharton School has long been a destination for Wall Street-bound M.B.A.s. Now, the University of Pennsylvania’s elite business school is betting on big data. Wharton is expanding its offerings in business analytics, the application of data science to business problems, as more firms seek to make sense of the large troves of data they collect. The school last week unveiled an M.B.A. major in the subject and plans to add courses and, it is hoped, faculty in the discipline in the near future. Administrators say the analytics…


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