There is huge demand for talent to supply the extraordinary growth of data analytics in business and industry. A recent Forbes web posting (May 2017) reports that annual demand for data scientists (including data developers and engineers) will reach 700,000 by 2020.
Individuals who complete the MS Analytics program at Georgetown will be able to pursue careers in fields including business intelligence, precision medicine, policy analytics, finance, marketing, online banking, big data infrastructure, and education. The program graduated its first class in May 2017. Our alumni have positions at Amazon.com, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Deloitte, Discover Financial Services, ICF, Mathematica Policy Research, Red Alpha, Stratifyd, Tecolote Research Inc, and the White House US Digital Service. (All reporting but one are working as data scientists.)
Our students have landed competitive internships at groups including Amazon.com, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, the Peace Corps, the Urban Institute, PwC, and Ancestry to name a few.
In business school I was not exposed high-level technical skills. This program definitely helped me sharpen my technical skills and build knowledge in data science. I learned several computer languages for extensive data manipulation, and gained depth in statistical analysis and predictive modeling. At Deloitte I bring this knowledge to enhance business insights.
- Lu Wang, MS Analytics 2017, Consultant, Deloitte