Tagged: STEM

Client Kickoff Meeting: Emory Capstone Project

Capstone Course: Preparing for Your First Client Meeting

In the second semester of the MS in Business Analytics program, students are all enrolled in a Capstone course. A curriculum advisory board and faculty members oversee capstone, which gives students an opportunity to serve as consultants to clients and put our business and data science skills to test by solving real problems using real data. During the first Capstone class, students are briefed on expectations, processes, teams and clients, and project deliverables. Scott Radcliffe, the MSBA managing director, did an incredible job establishing industry partnerships and matching us with clients based on our interests. This semester, my classmates...

Intro to Business Analytics: How I learned how to learn

If you are reading this, you probably have read the following sentence by McKinsey 10 times already: “By 2018­­­, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.