DePaul University and IBM Team to Launch New Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
Collaborate on Industry's First Masters of Science in Predictive Analytics to Prepare Students with Analytics Skills for High Demand Jobs of the Future
CHICAGO - 16 Jun 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and DePaul University today unveiled a new Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics that gives students expertise in predictive analytics, a skill increasingly in demand by employers in Illinois and around the globe. As part of the program, DePaul is also offering students the nation's first Masters of Science in Predictive Analytics, in an effort to bridge the gap between business and technology.
The new predictive analytics curriculum will prepare university students for careers in key industries such as energy and utilities, healthcare, education, transportation, criminal justice and public service that increasingly require analytical skills.
Students in the predictive analytics masters program can choose from a curriculum of approximately 30 courses. They will obtain a variety of skills required for a career in data mining and predictive analytics, including the ability to analyze large datasets and to develop modeling solutions to support optimized decision-making; a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of marketing and customer relationship management; and, the ability to present results effectively to a non-technical business audience.