Sandi Rutkowski, of the Ohio State University, has written an exciting article about the new interdisciplinary undergraduate major in data analytics available at the Ohio State University this autumn semester designed to address a growing need for data analytics professionals.
" “Expertise in data analytics will be in demand in virtually all areas of human enterprise. Issues of ‘big data’ engender partnerships with diverse business enterprises. Name any major industry—banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, oil and gas, logistics—and there are analytics issues,” March said.
The core curriculum will provide solid foundational footing; students will learn principles of data representation and big data management, software design and programming, and statistical modeling and analysis. Next, students will select courses in an area of specialization that will prepare them for experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with businesses."