SYRACUSE, N.Y. and LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman), in partnership with 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), today announced the launch of BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse, a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree offered online that will expand their existing MBA@Syracuse program. BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to become data-driven business leaders. Whitman also will offer a traditional full-time on-campus M.S. in business analytics.
In recent years, rapid growth in data generation has created great demand for professionals who can effectively harness, interpret and analyze data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 27 percent growth in employment for the business analytics field by 2022 with demand continuing to grow as technology advances.
Whitman's new interdisciplinary degree will focus on the use of business applications and analytic tools, reinforced with a practical curriculum for students to hone their business analytics knowledge and decision-making skills. Students will complete core foundation courses in Data Analysis and Decision Making and Business Analytics along with core application courses in Accounting Analytics, Financial Services Analytics, Marketing Analytics and Principles of Management Science.
"We have seen job opportunities for professionals in business analytics accelerate at high rates over the past three years, and we anticipate this demand to continue on its upward trajectory as data-driven roles within businesses continue to grow," said Donald Harter, associate dean of graduate programs for Whitman. "BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse will enable students to develop a business skillset that is needed by businesses everywhere, without relocating to Syracuse."
BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse will utilize 2U's cloud-based software-as-a-service technology platform. Students and faculty will meet weekly through live online class sessions and students will also complete immersive course content between classes, accessible both online and offline, on computers and mobile devices, from any location.
The degree consists of 36 credits and can be completed in 18 months. Each year, there will be four start dates in January, April, July, and October, with admissions decisions made on a rolling basis. The first application deadline is April 4, 2016, and the first class begins in July 2016.
BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse adds to Whitman's already robust online business degree offerings, including MBA@Syracuse, a Master of Business Administration and Accounting@Syracuse, a Master of Science in Professional Accounting.
For more information on BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse, please visit https://onlinebusiness.syr.edu/business-analytics or contact an admissions counselor at 844-SYR-4622 (844-797-4622) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full-time, on campus program has an application deadline of February 15, 2017 for international students and April 19, 2017 for U.S. citizens, with the first class starting in fall, 2017. Applications can be submitted after October 1, 2016. For details about the full-time program, visit http://Whitman.syr.edu/businessanalytics.
About the Martin J. Whitman School of Management
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University educates students to become successful entrepreneurial leaders in a rapidly changing global economy. The Whitman School offers BS, MBA, MS and PhD programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school's faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation's top business schools by U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times. For more information about the Whitman School, visit http://whitman.syr.edu and follow us on social media at http://whitman.syr.edu/follow.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world's best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential. Our Platform, a fusion of cloud-based software-as-a-service technology and technology-enabled services, provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students globally. Blending live face-to-face classes, dynamic course content and real-world learning experiences, 2U's No Back Row® approach ensures that every qualified student can experience the highest quality university education for the most successful outcome. Learn more at 2U.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kerri D. Howell, Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management
Phone: (315) 443-3671
Shirley Chow, 2U
Phone: (646) 597-5850
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