“Today there are few areas of economic importance that are not touched by the impact of big data,” says Professor Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, systems analytics program director at SSE.
Available fully online or on Stevens’ campus in Hoboken, NJ, the program, Ramirez-Marquez explains, “has been created with a firm foundation in systems thinking, and has been aligned with data science and analytical disciplines to provide students an understanding on how to manage and manipulate data, interpret data, make strategic recommendations to improve systems and influence business outcomes.”
"During this ‘century of complexity,’ our ability to understand and analyze data with perceptive questions in mind, supported by our ability to visualize the results of our analysis to allow strategic insights and critical decision-making, will be a key competitive discriminator for all organizations,” says SSE Dean Dinesh Verma.
Leading industry consulting group, McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 there will be 4 million big-data-related positions in the US and a shortage of up to 190,000 data scientists.
With a multidisciplinary curriculum that equips students with state-of-the art data visualization and knowledge extraction techniques for the purpose of analyzing trends, assessing risk, discovering patterns and complementing it with traditional systems decision models, graduates of the systems analytics program will be well prepared to work for data-rich environments including science, technology, engineering, financial services, government, education, health care, consulting and media/entertainment."
To apply, students must have a bachelor’s degree with a strong background in mathematics, probability and statistics. For additional program information, visit stevens.edu/systems-analytics