This fall, the College of Management at LIU Post is offering an exciting new program, a Master of Science in Data Analytics and Strategic Business Intelligence, or MDA. This 30-credit, one-year program is ideal for highly motivated individuals who have a background in quantitative and IT knowledge and who want to learn about the converging areas of data science, IT, and business to further their career options.

Today’s employers are recognizing the importance of hiring individuals equipped with the requisite skillset necessary to thrive in the overlapping industries of business and technology. In fact, the leading online job and recruiting site Glassdoor noted in 50 Best Jobs in America Report 2017 that Data Scientist is ranked No.1 job in the country with more than 27,000 job openings.

In the course of their studies, students will be prepared for the job market by developing the fundamental skills to interpret and present digital data and make data-driven business decisions. A required Global Capstone Action Learning Internship allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life data analytics problems. Upon completing the program, students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of data collection, management, communication, and more, helping them to create innovative and competitive business models. Job prospects will span multiple industries including: IT, consulting, accounting, finance, marketing, gaming, sports, fashion and more.

Students can begin the MDA program on LIU Post’s Brookville campus this September 2018 or in Spring 2019. While the majority of the coursework is usually in the fall and spring semesters, the program is offered both full time and part time.

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