Big data is paving the way to empower businesses to make better decisions: With the amount of digital data increasing at an enormous rate, rigorous research is carried out in an effort to extract value from the massive data sets, to turn them into smarter decisions for improving business results. The emerging field of Data Analytics holds the key to unleashing that potential.
Data Analytics is considered to be a relatively new field which integrates state-of-the-art computational and statistical techniques to extract business value from a rapidly expanding volume of data. Many consulting firms claim that Data Analytics will be one of the key skills of the 21st century. Most critical issue, however, is the shortage of analytical talent that could turn the high-volume data into useful information that will be used for better decision making.
In a business world in which the gap between winners and losers is narrowing down, companies are increasingly turning to data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in productivity, profitability and sustainable manufacturing processes for better products and better services. To be able to do that, companies need trained workforce skilled in Data Analytics, who are equipped to manage, understand and model the data, interpret the outcome and communicate the results for business use. Professionals holding a degree in Data Analytics will be well positioned to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage in a data-driven world. This program is designed to help our participants develop the skill set needed for creating and maintaining the added competitive edge that innovative companies are trying to establish.
Our curriculum will help you develop skills required for data-driven decision-making with a wide variety of courses such as: Programming, Data management and data processing, Data mining, Machine learning, Statistical models for data analysis, Optimization, Decision modeling, Exploratory data analysis and visualization, Social network analysis, Data privacy, security and forensic discovery, Information security law, Business communication, Project management, a capstone project and more.
Applications for non-thesis master’s programs are evaluated by the assigned Admission Jury. Suitable candidates are invited to a personal interview. Admissions are finalized by the approval of the related Graduate School Board upon the recommendation of the Jury and are announced to the applicants. Application periods can be found in the Academic Calendar of Sabanci University.
Your registration will be completed upon the approval of Turkish Higher Education Council regarding the equivalence of the last graduated higher instution and the course of study.
Professional Master's Degree in Data Analytics is a 30-credit program that can be completed in one academic year. The courses are distributed across three consecutive semesters (Fall-Spring-Summer), each of which lasts 14 weeks. Students take 10 courses (excluding the Term Project) in total from various areas. The Term Project is a non-credit course.
Who should apply
Professional Master’s Degree in Data Analytics is designed for working professionals who are looking into developing their analytical skills with no interruption on participants’ careers. The expected participant profile:
Graduates of disciplines with a solid quantitative background (e.g. computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, economics and other fields with a quantitative focus), or
All professionals who have ample work experience in a data-analytics-related area and are seeking in-depth training in Big Data Analysis.
Diagnose, understand, measure and evaluate data to enable better decision making within the organization. Define and apply appropriate methodologies for complex business problems. Interpret findings, present and communicate the results.
Graduates can find work as data analysts, data managers, data modelers and data scientists in the financial institutions, healthcare industry, insurance industry, telecommunications industry, marketing and media firms, retail industry and government agencies.
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