(PRWEB) August 08, 2011
In response to increased interest from employers and students in the fast-growing field of business analytics, Drexel University Online has launched the new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree from Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. This new master’s program draws on the areas of business intelligence including statistics, operations research, mathematical modeling and management information systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of management analysts is expected to grow 24 percent, much faster than the average for all occupations. Despite projected rapid employment growth, keen competition is expected for jobs in the field because of the independent and challenging nature of the work and the high earnings potential that make this occupation attractive to many.
Drexel University's LeBow College of Business has an outstanding reputation for leadership, corporate partnerships, technological strengths, and flexibility to meet the demands of today's business world. “The need to make the right business decisions, in a timely fashion, has never been higher. Graduates of the MS in Business Analytics will be prepared to influence decision-making, strategy and operations with fact-based insights and an in-depth understanding of business performance analysis from a systems view. The new MS in Business Analytics is another example of how the LeBow College of Business fulfills a current business need. It is a perfect complement to our MBA degree offerings,” said John H. Adamski, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Drexel’s LeBow College of Business has been recognized numerous times as being in the top tier of business school rankings by leading publications, such as Financial Times, BusinessWeek, and U.S.News & World Report.
The Drexel MS in Business Analytics is a lock-step, online cohort program. Students will develop the skills to influence decision-making, strategy and operations with fact-based insights and an in-depth understanding of business performance analysis from a systems view using statistical and quantitative analysis of data as well as explanatory and predictive modeling. According to Drexel Online President Kenneth Hartman, “The MSBA, which can be completed in less than 24 months, includes coursework in General Business, Statistics, and Operations Management. Bottom line: it prepares students for careers in a well-paying field that is growing exponentially.”
Word is spreading quickly about this program. Announcement of an Online Open House for Business Analytics to be held on August 10 has drawn a record number of interested participants.
Applications for Drexel’s online MS in Business Analytics are still being accepted for the fall term which starts September 2011. For more information about this online program and the Online Open House, visit Drexel.com, e-mail info(at)drexel(dot)com, or call (877) 215-0009.
About Drexel University Online:
Drexel University is a winner of the 2010 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education. Founded in 1891 and offering online degrees since 1996, Drexel University has become renowned for innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Drexel University is continually ranked one of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report and maintains regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. Drexel University is a comprehensive research university with three campuses in Philadelphia and one in Sacramento. Over 100 of Drexel's certificates and degree programs are offered online placing the university at the forefront of online education. For more information about these programs, visit http://www.Drexel.com.