Learning Outcomes

Learning OutcomesAssessments
A thorough understanding of statistical techniques pertaining to descriptive and predictive analytics

This will be assessed through various courses all of which will contain homework, exams, case studies and projects. These courses include       

MSA 5020: Regression Analysis
MSA 5160: TSA and Forecasting
MSA 5470: Exploratory Data Analysis
MSA 6440: Data Mining
MSA 6450: Advanced Data Analyticstics

A thorough understanding of operations research techniques pertaining to prescriptive analyticsThis will be assessed through the course work of MSA 6010, Optimization, which will contain homework, exams, case studies and projects.
A thorough understanding of computer algorithmic, data base management, and business intelligence techniques, as well as software and hardware platforms pertaining to big data analyticsThis will be assessed through various courses all of which will contain homework, exams, case studies and projects. These courses include
MSA 5400: Database Management
MSA 5600: Business Intelligence
MSA 6500: Big Data Analytics
A keen understanding of how analytics are applied to critical tasks facing business decision-makingThis will be assessed through (1) MSA 6600, Project Management, which focuses on non-technical aspects of managing analytics projects, and (2) MSA 6701-6703, Analytics Project I – III, which provides a hands-on experience in which students will work with companies to solve real analytics projects.
The ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and through the use of creative data presentation and visualization  
This will be assessed in MSA 6703, Analytics Project III, in which students are required to prepare a final written report and an oral presentation to be given to representatives from company that provides the analytics project.