At the heart of the NC State Jenkins MBA curriculum is preparing MBA students to embrace and manage a future of rapid innovation and change.
Developing management professionals who are prepared to understand big data and to make meaningful business decisions through analysis is a change that’s here to stay.
The Jenkins Graduate School has for a couple years offered “Big Data Boot Camps” for graduate management students. Beginning Fall 2014, NC State will offer students the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in Decision Analytics. This Recognition Award certificate is issued by the Jenkins Graduate Programs within the Poole College of Management and signed by the associate dean of graduate programs and research.
Beginning Fall 2014, all graduate management students enrolled in the Jenkins Graduate School of Management will be eligible to earn the Decision Analytics Certificate. On a space available basis, Jenkins graduate alumni may also be able to enroll.
Courses in this certificate program will explore topics from data aggregation and isolation to using big data as a strategic planning tool. This curriculum is markedly different from that of NC State’s Master of Science in Advanced Analytics.
Students earn the certificate by completing 12 credit hours of courses in Decision Analytics. Courses from which students may select include:
MBA 511 Data Management and Security
MBA 590 Data Driven Decision Making
MBA 590 Decision Analysis
MBA 590 Business Analytics
Practicum course with an analytics project
The practicum course is required. Students may conduct a big data practicum course, or they may obtain approval to complete a data analytics project as part of another practicum course.
Interested students should notify Judee Lonnee, director of Academic Advising, if you intend to earn the Decision Analytics certificate. Registration for Fall 2014 opens March 20, and details are found here.