Big data is growing exponentially in today’s business world, and the Master of Professional Studies in Data Analytics (MPS-DAAN) at Penn State Great Valley brings the study of its systems to the tech-savvy greater Philadelphia region. The 30-credit program provides students the skills to design, implement, and apply data analysis techniques to a broad array of industries that utilize high quantities of data to determine trends, construct models, and make strategic decisions.
Students enrolling in the master’s degree program will:
- Collect, classify, analyze, and model data and large and ultra-large scales using statistics, computer science, machine learning, and software engineering
- Design, deploy, and manage the infrastructure and data analytical processes of predictive analytics
- Understand the lifecycle of big data systems like R, Hadoop, Hive, and Spark
- Receive hands-on experience in Penn State Great Valley’s big data lab through projects and research
Students will be involved in or looking to explore careers as data scientists, modelers, analysts, or architects; business intelligence (BI) developers; or extraction, transformation, loading (ETL) developers.