06/26/2014 11:41 AM
BATON ROUGE – BI Software Insight, which offers objective research and reviews of
business intelligence solutions, has named the LSU Master of Science in Analytics
program among the nation’s top programs.
According to BI Software Insight, LSU’s program, housed in the Department of Information
Systems & Decision Sciences, helps “meet the rising demand for data scientists and
analysts who are capable of turning data into insights.”
Program Director Joni Shreve stated that there is a definitive skills gap for individuals
who can fill big data jobs and the demand is rising.
“Our one-year program teaches students specialized skills that are drawn from a variety
of related areas – computer science, statistics, operations research and quality management,”
Shreve said. “We are preparing students rapidly to use data-driven methods to contribute
to organizational effectiveness and to guide decisions.”
To view BI Software Insight’s full list of “Top Big Data & Analytics Masters Programs,”
The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College
of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for
its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department
to assist organizations with issues related to business analytics and business intelligence,
as well as innovation and technological change, as well as offer enhanced career opportunities
for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted
in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana.
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2014