Master's in Data Analytics

What Is Data Wrangling?

The world generated an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily in 2020, and experts project that number will grow to 436 daily exabytes by 2025. In this era of big data, growing numbers of businesses across a wide range of industries rely on data wrangling professionals to help them sort, clean, and restructure their data into analysis-friendly formats. Data wrangling is an essential part of carving meaningful insights out of massive amounts of data, and data wranglers have strong job prospects as companies large and small increasingly use data analysis to guide business decisions. The exciting field of big […]

Data Analysis Tools for Your Business

Tables of Contents What Is Business Intelligence, and What Are Business Intelligence Tools?Tableau for Business Analysts: An OverviewHow to Use Microsoft Power BI for BusinessHow to Utilize Python for Business AnalyticsFollowing the Data Toward a Vital Career Technological advancements have led to a dramatic increase in the amount of data in the world over the past decade. According to Accenture, 90% of all data has been generated in the past 10 years, and the amount of data available is expected to increase exponentially over the next several years. To remain competitive, businesses in virtually every industry, from healthcare to hospitality, […]

4 Benefits of Data Analytics in Healthcare

Tables of Contents What is data analytics in healthcare?What are the benefits of data analytics in healthcare? Benefit #1: Analyzing clinical data to improve medical research Benefit #2: Using patient data to improve health outcomes Benefit #3: Gaining operational insights from healthcare provider data Benefit #4: Improved staffing through health business management analytics Applying health data to improve patient outcomes The world is being inundated with data: The amount of data in the world grew by 5,000% between 2010 and 2020.The total amount of data generated each year doubles about every three years and is estimated to reach 79 zettabytes […]

Top 4 Data Analysis Techniques That Create Business Value

Tables of Contents What is data analysis?Quantitative data analysis techniquesQualitative data analysis techniquesA closer look at statistical techniques for data analysisUnlocking the business value of data analysis techniques According to Accenture, 175 zettabytes of data will exist by 2025, yet a data-value gap — the inability to unlock business value from data — remains. Accenture reports that only 32% of companies can currently extract business value from their data. To maximize opportunities from data, organizations must employ data analysis techniques and make the business case for a data analysis strategy that can help overcome the following challenges: Poor data quality. Causes of poor […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Data Analytics

Transcript Professor Gabriel Attoun: Hi, my name’s Gabriel Attoun, and I’m an Instructor at Maryville University here in St. Louis. I teach courses in the Information Systems program, as well as, the Data Analytics programs. The job outlook for graduates in these fields has pretty much always been excellent. But, the recent global COVID-19 pandemic has really illuminated the value of data, and data analysis, and data visualization on a scale that we previously hadn’t really thought of. As somebody who studies the history of data visualization, I often find that it parallels the history of epidemiology. And today we’re […]

Analyzing Professions: Management Analyst vs. Program Analyst

Both management analysts and program analysts work in companies, government agencies, and nonprofits, ensuring their organizations are functioning efficiently on a day-to-day basis. In general, they serve to evaluate the effectiveness of existing operations in meeting specified objectives and targets. When they spot inefficiencies, they make recommendations on how to fill these gaps. While both roles are integral to organizational maintenance and growth, when it comes to management analysts vs. program analysts, the differences between the two roles can be found in their focus. Management analysts are focused on overall organizational functionality and productivity, while program analysts are more technically […]

Data Visualization vs. Data Analytics: What’s the Difference?

The modern world has created petabytes of data stored in servers, devices, and networks all over the globe. Each day, we generate another 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, according to research published in Forbes. Much of this data has applications in diverse industries, from healthcare networks and retailers to sports franchises and everywhere in between. Yet all that information is useless without skilled professionals who understand how to interpret the data to produce meaningful insights. Two types of data professionals whose work is valuable in the current job market are data visualization experts and data analytics experts. Both types of […]

Is a Data Analytics Degree Worth It?

It has always been challenging to separate the hype about careers in technology from the substance. Among the hot tech buzzwords going around are “big data,” “DevOps,” “deep learning,” “fintech,” and “multicloud.” Yet, trying to find a consensus definition for these terms is nearly impossible. For someone considering a career in technology, such vague descriptions don’t help clarify the job prospects and career outlooks for those who work with big data. Thankfully, it is possible to find a clear and unambiguous answer to the question, is a data analytics degree worth it? The answer begins with a straightforward definition of […]

Exploring the Current Use of Data Analytics in Digital Marketing

Data analytics in digital marketing makes for a robust methodology. Data-informed digital marketing efforts often result in more conversions through sales. But what is data analytics, and how does marketing actually benefit from it? Defining Data Analytics Data analytics is the field of research that transforms raw data into insights. The study of data previously fell to mathematicians and statisticians but now relies on automated processes. In turn, data analysts need to be familiar with the algorithms that make up the core of the profession and how to apply them to different data sets. The Role of Data Analysis in […]

Women in STEM

While serious obstacles remain and gender disparity stubbornly persists, the outlook for women choosing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is brighter than ever. Two trends are converging at the right time: Societal misconceptions about women in technology fields are being blown up just as industry’s need for skilled tech professionals skyrockets. The current state of women in STEM is a case of good news/better news. The good news is the growing awareness of the challenges women and girls face in these important fields. Universities, professional associations, and tech industries are redoubling their efforts to encourage women and girls […]