Why an MBA Works in the World of Big Data

As more companies recognize the need to manage and use big data, the search for qualified candidates to perform this work grows. Companies are looking to find future employees among those with an MBA in business analytics. Working with market strategists, big data masters use business acumen to sort through a large amount of information, link it together and draw conclusions as well as proffer new business ventures.

Becoming a big data master in an era of overwhelming data makes a candidate attractive to future employers. Some experts believe that there will be a substantial number of unfilled positions in the near future, and those with a Master of Business Administration may find themselves well positioned for a challenging and rewarding job.

The need for a big data master’s degree

The creation of data has burgeoned since 2011, and the need for data analysts has grown with it. By 2018, it is expected that the data analytics field will have a shortage of up to 190,000 employees. Having a big data master’s degree shows prospective employers that you have an intricate knowledge of mining data in addition to the curiosity needed to make valid deductions about how the data may be used to build business traffic.

Areas where a big data master’s degree may be useful

Gaining an MBA in this field may lead to a job in protecting a company’s digital property. Other areas of job growth include sales and marketing. Healthcare is another field where an MBA in business analytics may be beneficial, as the field of health information technology gains increasing importance.

Courses leading to a big data master’s degree

A variety of online courses geared toward teaching students to analyze data to solve real-world problems are offered. Using such skills, the student learns to develop critical tools for model visualization and pattern establishment along with extrapolation of meaningful applications.

Other online courses enhance a student’s expertise in such areas as statistics, optimization, software paradigms, econometrics and model construction.

An MBA in business analytics may help individuals to become big data masters and land high-paying jobs in a variety of business applications. An online program designed to enhance these skills provides a way to achieve this goal.

Learn more about UTC’s online MBA program with a Business Analytics Concentration.




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