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Careers for the Data Scientist, Strategist and Storyteller

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The Many Roles for Data Scientists

Knowledge of business analytics has become a crucial tool for improving profitability, agility and innovation. Data is often referred to as the backbone for business decisions in the 21st century, something that only increases the value of data scientists in businesses today.1

As such, one of the most crucial elements of data science and business analytics is their ability to communicate clearly—in language their stakeholders can comprehend—and to display their findings in a narrative and visual way.2

Knowing how to utilize big data and data science to guide the bottom line is very much akin to learning to speak a new language, one based in mathematical and statistical insights. It is an act like translation, taking the unstructured pools of data and interpreting them in a business context to influence the bottom line. And like speaking another language, few take the time to fully develop their fluency, leaving a growing field with increasing potential.

Learn more about the career opportunities those looking to enter or excel in the field of data science might expect, if they can master the right data competencies and business skills, below.

Curriculum with Impact

The skills of a successful data scientist, strategist and storyteller lie at the intersection of four vital competencies: business acumen, applied mathematics, computing technology and communicating with impact. Now learn how our program’s curriculum prepares you to master these key competencies.

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Be sure to submit your admissions materials before the July 10 application deadline. Contact an Admissions Advisor at 877-212-7180 with any questions you may have.

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Explore the prestigious and highly ranked Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and see how our Advisory Board of business analytics and data science practitioners and industry experts help prepare you for a successful career.

Redefine the Bottom Line

Do more for your organization with an understanding of how to read and interpret data for your organization’s bottom line. Get started by downloading our program’s brochure.

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Sources
  1. Retrieved on October 24, 2017, from https://blog.linkedin.com/2016/10/20/top-skills-2016-week-of-learning-linkedin
  2. Retrieved on October 24, 2017, from https://hbr.org/2012/10/data-scientist-the-sexiest-job-of-the-21st-century