Appalachian State to host master’s degree information session Feb. 27


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(Photo submitted) If you’re looking to switch careers or earn that promotion, Appalachian State University is hosting a Feb. 27, information session at Blue Ridge Electric’s Community Room in West Jefferson.


WEST JEFFERSON-Appalachian State University will host an information session for two of its business school master’s degree programs in Blue Ridge Electric’s Community Room on Feb. 27.

The session will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and will focus on ASU’s Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Applied Data Analytics degrees.

The sessions are open to all interested applicants, regardless of undergraduate degree.

If you’re not familiar with ASU’s applied data analytics program, it might be because the university has only just got the program off the ground.

“The degree provides students with not only the technical skills to work with data, but to do so within the business context,” according to the university’s website. “The program develops business professionals who understand and can apply data analytics concepts, techniques and tools to promote effective organizational decision-making and problem-solving.”

Fast facts

  • MS in Applied Data Analytics consists of 36 credit hours, 27 core hours and 9 hours of electives.
  • An accelerated prerequisite program will make it possible for the program to be open to all undergraduate majors who want to apply. Students may complete the program in one year by attending full-time, or in two years by attending part-time.
  • Students may choose a concentration in supply chain analytics or sustainability analytics. Students wishing to pursue a more general approach to the degree may choose an interdisciplinary track.
  • Students will benefit from a dedicated academic advising and a career services office to assist students with programs of study, and professional, leadership and career development opportunities.
  • Graduates have a blend of business knowledge, analytics skills, and the ability to participate effectively as a business professional.

According to the university,

Organizations increasingly rely upon both structured and unstructured large-scale data for operational and strategic decision-making. To help bridge the gap between demand and skills, Appalachian created the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics in 2016. The US Bureau of Labor predicts a 24% increase in demand for jobs with data analytics skills over the next eight years.

(Photo submitted) If you’re looking to switch careers or earn that promotion, Appalachian State University is hosting a Feb. 27, information session at Blue Ridge Electric’s Community Room in West Jefferson.
http://www.jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_AppliedData.jpg(Photo submitted) If you’re looking to switch careers or earn that promotion, Appalachian State University is hosting a Feb. 27, information session at Blue Ridge Electric’s Community Room in West Jefferson.

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