Become a Part of the Big Data Boom.
The proliferation of data across the global economy has given rise to one of the most booming and in-demand industries today: Analytics.
Data is transforming business and shifting workforce demands everywhere. Companies are searching for qualified candidates who understand both the mechanics of data and how to identify the insights that influence business decisions.
An Insider’s Perspective
Watch Northeastern faculty discuss the growing demand for data analytics in business and industry.
The Growing Demand for Jobs in Data Analytics
Data analytics has also sparked a hot hiring market. With more than 2.3 million job openings today, experts predict that by 2020, that number will swell to more than 2.7 million. And because qualified professionals are difficult to find, these analytics jobs often pay well.
Many of these jobs require both experience and advanced degrees—not always easy to find in a burgeoning new field. Eighty-one percent of all analytics job postings require at least three years of experience, and those that pay the highest require a master’s degree.
As a result, analytics jobs in certain industries can take twice as long to fill than the national benchmark average. Employers hope that this urgent need for talent with the right skills, education, training, and experience will encourage more professionals to enter the analytics field.
Featured Analytics Programs
Considering a graduate degree in data analytics? Northeastern offers more opportunities for you to learn how big data is transforming business as we know it, and the practical skills on how to apply it to a wide range of industries. Earn a master’s degree or professional certificate to add value in your current job or prepare yourself for a better one.
Master of Professional Studies in Analytics
A master’s degree in analytics from the College of Professional studies is one way to acquire in-demand skills that you can take into a job and begin contributing immediately. You’ll work on real-world examples to build a portfolio of experiences that reflect the depth of your understanding, including collecting, modeling, and structuring data. Students graduate into the larger support network of industry leaders and peers.
Master of Science in Business Analytics
There’s no ignoring the impact data analytics—or big data—is having on the world today. With a master’s degree in Business Analytics from Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, you’ll gain practical experience in the application of analytics across a wide range of industries. There will be an emphasis on mining data and connecting insights to real-world marketing strategies. Data analytics is still an emerging science, poised to grow exponentially in the years to come.
Master of Science in Data Science
The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) is an interdisciplinary program between CCIS and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the College of Engineering. An extensive core curriculum—designed jointly by CCIS and ECE faculty—enables you to develop depth in computational modeling, data collection and integration, data storage and retrieval, data processing, modeling and analytics, and visualization. Plus, electives from CCIS, the College of Engineering, or a Northeastern partner college provide an opportunity to explore key contextual areas or more complex technical applications.
Master of Professional Studies in Applied Machine Intelligence
Can you see yourself solving problems and supporting decisions for products and services, by leading an enterprise with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are playing an increasingly important role in enterprises, in the private and public sector. Gartner estimates that AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020! Our Master of Professional Studies in Applied Machine Intelligence combines the disciplines of applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, data management, data analysis, and data visualization to teach students to solve business problems within the quickly growing field of artificial intelligence.
Master of Science in Geospatial Services
Trend data suggests that geographic information technology (GIT) is related to the overall increase in interest in big data analytics. With a master’s degree in Geospatial Services you will learn how to produce, aggregate, and manipulate geographic/spatial data in order to drive decisions or services in any number of fields or industries. Our students develop skills to derive value from geospatial datasets through database development and cloud-based deployments, GIS, earth-observed analytics and tools, machine learning, data visualization with applications in internet GIS, business intelligence, crisis and crime mapping, precision agriculture, and disaster response management.
Master of Science in Health Informatics
With the Master of Science in Health Informatics, an interdisciplinary program between CCIS and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, you will gain the knowledge and skills to use information technology to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. Whether you’re looking to expand current job responsibilities or launch a new career, the program allows you to tailor the coursework to fit your background and advance your career in this growing field.