Decision Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions
Enhance your analytics skills without interrupting your career. With VCU’s Decision Analytics weekend masters degree program you not only get data mining and modeling skills but the teamwork, communication, and business acumen to be a difference maker. You do not need to currently be a practicing data analyst. The program accommodates people looking for a career move.
The VCU Decision Analytics Professional Track program provides students with the in-demand skills and experience needed for analyzing problems in the business world.
The program follows an alternating weekend schedule. The first class weekend of each month students are expected to attend in-person. The second class weekend of each month is HyFlex; students may attend in-person or virtually.
Program length:16 months Schedule:Every other Friday afternoon and Saturday Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree; 2+ years' work experience Average class size:25 to 35 students Application deadlines:Round 2: April 15
Live, interactive classroom instructions from distinguished professors and business professionals
Work directly with major businesses in the area on live projects and practicum
Attend a national analytics conference
Enjoy guest speaker programming with area executives and data science practitioners
Teamwork and communications coaching
Social and networking events
Become part of VCU's Analytics Alumni network - a valuable source of career opportunity and development
Prepare for positions in advanced analytics functions and gain an understanding of database structure, data query, statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting and more. We emphasize communicating analytics results to nonquantitative audiences, data visualization and effective teamwork skills.
We’ve partnered with executives from local organizations and members of the VCU College of Humanities and Science faculty to form an Analytics Advisory Board. The Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track program was created with the board’s direct involvement and consent.
Meet the board
Matt Austin Keiter Stephens Advisors
Elliot Becker McKesson Medical-Surgical
Karen Bernhard Citibanamex
Michael Bland B&B Printing
Christine Chmura Chmura Economics & Analytics
Simeon Chow Altria (retired)
John Datovech Hamilton Beach
Kevin Gorman Verizon
Chip Hidinger Truist
Atma Iyer Capital One
Robert Reynolds W.R. Berkley Corporation
Craig Snodgrass Cardlytics
Wesley Strom IBM
Larry Tentor Virginia Retirement System
Robert Thomas Dominion Power
Ward Thomas Havas Discovery
Sam Waters DSD Partners
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Steve Custer, Ph.D. Director, Decision Analytics Professional Track
Rachel Kaeser Program Manager, Decision Analytics Professional Track