These courses establish the necessary background for further study in the field. Students who have taken comparable courses in their undergraduate program can waive these courses and take electives instead. We also envision developing assessments that would allow students to waive these courses.
These courses allow students to develop the competencies necessary to be able to conduct analytical work and apply it in the real world. Core courses bring students to the necessary proficiency level and enable them to either further hone their analytic skills or to further focus on the application of the tools in different settings. All students must take the core courses, including the project course.
Applied Analytics Project
All students will benefit from the Applied Analytics Project, where they would obtain end-to-end experience in building an analytical solution to a business or policy problem.
Choose at least three electives:
Students will use electives to customize their learning to fit their objectives. Some electives within the program focus on more advanced topics, both in Mathematics and Analytics, geared toward the students that want to explore the material on a more theoretical level and/or better prepare for further graduate study. Other electives will be designed to help students practice their skills in the context of business areas such as product management or communication. For example, students, especially those who matriculate with a background that allows them to waive Foundational Courses, can also take electives in another graduate program in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, HR, Cyber Security, etc. This would provide them with exposure to an area of interest where they can explore how their skills would be used in the given industry.