Master of Science
The MS in Predictive Analytics addresses the growing demand of data scientists that have the right blend of technical and analytical skills to meet the challenge of big data analytics. The curriculum emphasizes technical proficiency and practical experience, and provides students with advanced skills in data mining, multivariate statistics, machine learning, and database processing. Students work on real world analytics problems through industry sponsored data analysis projects or internships in the analytics field. Students can choose among a wide range of electives, including courses at Kellstadt Business school to learn about specific application domains.
All required courses are available online. The Computational Methods concentration is designed for students who want to develop strong technical and programming skills for big data analytics. Students will be trained to handle and aggregate massive amounts of data and to use appropriate modeling and data mining techniques to extract information from complex data sources.
Available starting winter quarter 2014, the health care concentration addresses the increasing need of data scientists responsible for gathering, integrating, analyzing and presenting health care data. Some courses are available online. Students will learn analytics methods to support clinical decision systems, to improve patients’ outcomes and patients’ experience, and to improve clinical care and costs.
Some courses are available online. The Marketing concentration is designed for students who want to combine strong technical skills in analytics with competency in marketing analytics and customer relationship management. Students learn how to extract information from data to support business decision making and marketing decisions.
Some courses are available online. The Hospitality concentration addresses the increasing demand of data scientists that combine the computational skills to extract information from massive amounts of data with the competency in hospitality revenue analytics and optimization. The focus of this concentration is to teach students the analytics needs and challenges of the hospitality and tourism industry.
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center is an applied research center that brings together the expertise and knowledge of DePaul faculty and fosters collaborations with industry organizations, providing consulting services in analytics and connecting companies with graduates of the Predictive Analytics degree.
Some courses are available for review and playback ONLINE.