Why Business Analytics Is A Must For MBAs, As McKinsey, Bain Demand Big Data Skills

No business analytics expertise? No MBA job. A number of leading experts in the field of data science have told BusinessBecause that business school students without sufficient training in data analytics are at a disadvantage in the jobs market. “The number of jobs they are excluded from is definitely increasing,” said Theos Evgeniou, professor of decision sciences and technology management at INSEAD, the business school. The calls come as McKinsey & Company this week said it seeks MBAs who understand the science behind decision making. The spokesperson’s comments in the Financial Times echo those of Stephen Shih, a leader of Bain & Co’s MBA recruiting efforts, who told BB that MBAs fit into the elite consultancy firm because they can use data and analysis to find pragmatic solutions to problems,…


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