The Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree with a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) concentration is developing an elite set of graduates cross-trained in business process analysis and skilled in predictive modeling, GIS mapping, analytical reporting, segmentation analysis, and data visualization.
Organizations across the world are struggling to develop the know-how to aggregate, analyze, and most importantly monetize the growing surge of available data. Current discussions with banking, healthcare, retail, and government entities point to a severe shortage of individuals that have the combined business, analytics, IT, and communications skills required to be leaders in this field. The School of Information Systems and Management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College is perfectly positioned to educate these leaders and provide them with a unique ability to analyze data and effectively communicate the gathered business intelligence.
We have assembled Business Intelligence and Data Analytics faculty who combine deep expertise in IT, business processes, advanced analytic techniques and real-world applications. Students gain hands on experience through coursework and through applied research experiences at Heinz College’s iLab working with unique, real-world data sets describing behaviors of people using mobile devices, social and digital media environments, smart transportation and health care services. Labs such as the Living Analytics Research Center and the Center for the Future of Work have been established with support from industrial partners to provide thought leadership in this important domain.
Students in the MISM-BIDA program acquire the skills to integrate cutting edge information and analytic technology practices with applied business methods. The program features world-renowned faculty teaching a cohesive blend of data analytics, management, strategy, and IT courses. It is this unique mix that makes our graduates highly valued by corporate recruiters. Our MISM graduates have a ten-year track record of receiving highly competitive employment offers from financial service firms, consulting companies, technology agencies and start-up organizations.
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MISM-BIDA Named a Top Data Analytics Program
InformationWeek recently listed CMU’s MISM-BIDA program among those best suited to develop leaders needed to fill the global “big data talent gap.”
Big Data Needs Data Scientists.
A recent article on Forbes.com reports on the growing need “for multi-skilled experts who understand programming, large-scale mathematics, statistics and business.”
During the Capstone Project. students apply and demonstrate their business intelligence and data analytics skills on an industry project in financial services, healthcare, consulting, etc. The project further develops management and client skills in a real-world organizational experience.
The summer internship is an essential ingredient to the MISM-BIDA experience. We have developed relationships with data analytics groups in elite financial services, healthcare, and technology firms. These organizations engage the MISM-BIDA interns with work that is highly pertinent to their current studies and future careers. The internship, combined with the analytics game, and the capstone BIDA project are part of CMU’s focus on experiential learning.