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Data Analytics Club Events, Projects, and Leadership

Data Analytics Club at Brandeis IBS

Tom Keene of Bloomberg News visited Brandeis IBS on behalf of the Data Analytics Club.


The Data Analytics Club’s principal objective is to help students to comprehend big data concepts as an essential competitive resource and learn new computational methods through hands-on workshops and informational sessions. 

Each industry generates and preserves large amounts of raw data from day-to-day operations. To keep ahead of the competition, many firms convert these large pools of data into useful information, which in turn increases productivity and quality of products and services. A McKinsey report stated that, “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” Data analytic skills are resourceful to all students in the MA, MBA, and MSF programs. 

"Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers."

 - Pat Gelsinger, COO of EMC

Events and Highlights

The Data Analytics Club organizes numerous activities throughout the year that aid students in preparing their data analytic skills. Activities include:

  • Workshops in Microsoft Excel (basic and advanced), Microstrategy, Tableau, Matlab, STATA, SPSS, R, MS Access, and more. 
  • Speaker Sessions to engage students with trends and concepts from industry experts, professors, alumni, and fellow students. 
  • Real-Time Analytics Projects to offer students industry exposure from companies in marketing, finance, and business development. 

In the 2014-2015 academic year, the club held several sesions with its members to review the use and application of Microstrategy and Tableau.