DePaul MS in Predictive Analytics, on-campus or online, Computational Methods or Marketing
On-campus or online, DePaul's MS in Predictive Analytics graduates develop both analytical skills and business acumen through taking courses in analytics, data mining and marketing. Students can choose from two new Concentrations: Computational Methods and Marketing.
DePaul's MS in Predictive Analytics graduates develop both analytical skills and business acumen through taking courses in analytics, data mining and marketing. The MS PA prepares professionals to be leaders in the analytics field. Students learn the technical skills to conduct advanced analyses, develop communication skills to effectively present technical results to business clients, and translate client needs into analytic tasks.
The curriculum also includes working on real-world analytic problems to assist companies and organizations that partner with the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics center (DaMPA). Students can complete the degree entirely online, allowing out-of- state students access to the same course content and faculty expertise as on-campus students. Learn more at dampa.cdm.depaul.edu
Curriculum Development: Starting in the 2013 winter quarter, the MS in Predictive Analytics has a new format that enables students to choose from two new Concentrations: Computational Methods and Marketing. The new Computational Methods Concentration addresses the demand for highly technical data scientists who can handle the computational challenge of analyzing and mining big data. Students learn the programming skills and statistical tools to manage and extract information from massive amounts of data. New courses were created to support the new Computational Methods concentration, including a course in programming data mining applications using Python, a course in advanced data mining covering the newest data mining techniques, and a course in scripting for data analysis covering data access and transformation with modern statistical software such as SAS and R. Students in the Marketing Concentration take courses in multivariate statistics and in data mining together with courses in marketing analytics and customer relationship management to gain a deep understanding of the challenges and goals of business analytics.
Recent Events: In conjunction with the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DaMPA held a career night on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. Students joined marketing analytics representatives to discuss career opportunities and engage in interactive discussions around business and employment opportunities in analytics. Companies in attendance included Allstate, Burtch Works, CAC Group, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Enova, Symphony IRI, U.S. Cellular, West Monroe Partners and Wipro.
In the fall quarter DaMPA hosted two successful Meet and Greet events. On September 17th, 2012, IBM Global Business Services (GBS) presented job opportunities for Business Analysts and an Optimization Sr. Consultant. The event was standing room only, as many students attended the presentation to learn more about job opportunities at IBM, and to be able to network with the IBM consultants that were in attendance. On November 1st, 2012 the Quantitative Research & Analytics group at Allstate discussed advanced analytics applications in insurance. Additionally, the Marketing Department hosted a talk by Dave Cameron, Nielsen Vice President of the Statistical Center for Innovation on "Mobile Couponing - A Predictive Approach" on October 18th, 2012.
DePaul Center for Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
College of Computing and Digital Media
243 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago IL 60604
For information please contact Dr. Daniela Raicu:
Phone: 312 362-5512