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Purdue adds business analytics degree

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Krannert School of Management at Purdue University is adding to its online offerings. The school says it will begin offering a Master of Science in Business Analytics program this fall.

The university says the degree is aimed at working professionals by giving students “broad exposure to various functional areas of business and how they use information to make informed decisions.” The school cites the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which estimates the need for business analysts to increase 14% by 2024.

“The demand for technical and analytical expertise is exploding,” David Hummels, dean of the Krannert School, said in a news release. “With this degree, we’ll be able to expand our reach far beyond our campus boundaries and help meet this tremendous need.”

Purdue says the program can be completed in three semesters with courses consisting of case studies, class discussions and exercises to maximize peer-to-peer learning. You can learn more about the program by clicking here.