Specialization Head: Brad Morrison (email@example.com)
Decisions in business, finance and economic policy are increasingly driven by sophisticated data analytics. Often, this involves crunching "big" datasets from financial trading floors, credit card records or web traffic. Students in the IBS Data Analytics Specialization develop a combination of skills in quantitative methods and data management, as well as the ability to apply these skills to real problems in business, finance and economics.
Because of the importance of knowing how to apply the quantitative skills, this Specialization is not intended as a "stand-alone" tool-set. Ideally it is integrated into the student's training in a substantive domain, which may be reflected in another Specialization or Concentration taken concurrently.
To earn the Data Analytics Specialization, students must complete 20 credits at IBS in fulfillment of the requirements listed below.
20 credits as shown in the following categories as shown:
Group 1: Foundational (6 credits required)
||Foundations of Statistics and Econometrics II (2 credits)
||Information Management (2 credits) (later to be renamed "Analyzing Big Data I")
||Analyzing Big Data II (2 credits) (to be introduced in Academic Year 2013-14)
Group 2: Application Courses (8 credits required)
||Marketing Research: Design & Analysis (4 credits)
||Forecasting in Fin & Econ (time-series econometrics) (4 credits)
||Empirical Analysis of Trade Policy (4 credits)
Group 3: Electives (at least 6 credits)
Any selection below, or any course in Groups 1-3 not taken to fulfill other specialization requirements.
||Survey of Advanced Econometric Techniques (2 credits)
||Advanced Econometrics I (PhD level course) (4 credits)
||Business Dynamics (4 credits)
||Applications of Systems Dynamics (4 credits)
||Computer Simulation & Risk ANalysis (4 credits)
||Options & Derivatives (4 credits)
||Options & Derivatives II (4 credits)
||Financial Risk Management (4 credits)
Financial Modeling I and/or II (2 credits each)
||Corporate Financial Engineering (4 credits)
You may count in this specialization a course that is also counted in other specializations or in your core program requirements.
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