Spotlight

“If you’re a working professional who wants a solid analytics
program, Texas A&M Analytics should be at the top of your list.”
-Class of 2018 Program Survey.


 

Welcome, Class of 2020!

MS Analytics class of 2020 at their Orientation session at Houston CityCentre.

The Masters of Science in Analytics program officially welcomed their 6th cohort on August 27 as it kicked off a two-and-a-half-day orientation at Houston CityCentre. The program enrolled 46 students from a diverse set of backgrounds ranging from oil and gas, banking, insurance, education, law enforcement, ecommerce, and retail among others.

The program drew a great deal of attention, last year, as they received over 1,400 inquiries—out of which 192 students submitted an application. Admissions to our program is very competitive. Of the 192 applications, only 75 were invited to interview with the admissions committee. The MS Analytics program congratulates the class of 2020 on their admissions.


Congratulations, Class of 2018:

To the class of 2018, Congratulations on your accomplishment! It has been a pleasure having you. We can’t wait to see how you impact your organizations and the world with your newly acquired skillset! Gig’ em!

 


How the Program Impacted Students

Laura R. ’18

“Having an engineering background, measuring results was always inherent to my work. In my early career, I didn’t consider Analytics being a separate career option. It wasn’t until later that I realized that although I used numbers and metrics to track progress, there were limits to my knowledge in that area. So, you can say I fell in to Analytics the hard way. I was also looking for ways to make myself more marketable. I saw Analytics as a path to do both – to learn a new set of skills and to be more marketable in today’s environment. I am detail-oriented by nature and Analytics appeals to that side of me. This program has challenged me in more ways that I have thought possible. My advice to someone wondering if this field is for them is to not be intimidated. Applied analytics is more about answering business questions than about statistical theory. Much of this field is centered on the ability to recognize patterns and visualize trends – skills that many women have.”

 

Donal C. ’19

“I’ve really enjoyed the material taught in this course. I’ve learned a lot and the topics are very insightful. I love the notion of teamwork and certainly appreciate it. There’s a lot I don’t know; and when I connect with my classmates using the technology, we get to talk about the assignments and projects together. We learn from each other. It’s a very rich experience: Having classmates all over the country coming together and working in teams to take on class assignments. I don’t think I could’ve made a better decision.”

 

Kaylan T. ’19

“I decided to pursue my Master’s in Analytics because as an I.T. Business Analyst, I work with data day in and day out. And I want to try and get insights out of that data to deliver a huge rate of return for my company, and for my career. Also, as a mother of two girls, I want to show them that when they grow up, they can do anything. Even if it means working full-time, going to school and being a mom.”

What will your story be?