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Need for ‘Analytic Talent’ in Fairfield County Drove Decision to Expand Degree Offering

The rapidly growing and immensely popular master’s degree in business analytics and project management (MSBAPM), previously offered exclusively in Hartford, will soon be added to UConn Stamford’s curriculum.

“The masters in business analytics and project management, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, has been a resounding success,” said Professor Ram Gopal, department head. “The program is highly ranked, attracts a strong pool of applicants, and is extremely well regarded by our corporate partners.”

“We have received strong recommendations from companies, alumni, and potential students urging us to expand the program to the Stamford campus,” he said. “Stamford and greater Fairfield County have a significant need for ‘analytics talent’ and are eager for UConn to recruit, train, and provide the professionals to meet their demands.”

The first Stamford classes will begin in Fall 2017 with 40 students, and an additional 20 will be added in Spring 2018. The flexible program, allowing students to attend full- or part-time, has very high academic standards, said Meghan Hanrahan, associate director. Applicants with previous work experience are preferred.

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Locations Hartford or Stamford, Connecticut
Semesters Fall, Spring, or Summer
Format Full- or Part-time
Credits  37-credits
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In today’s business world, working with and analyzing big data is essential to gaining a competitive advantage. The UConn MSBAPM degree is a highly-rated program that develops its students’ analytic and creative problem-solving skills. Students learn how to work hard and solve problems from the bottom up. They use cutting-edge technology to analyze large volumes of data to assist in making informed and strategic decisions.

Paul McKeon, senior vice president at Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.

Increasingly, the growth in big data is driving demand for graduates that can use analytical tools to turn that data into business insights and actions. UConn’s masters in business analytics and project management program is geared towards preparing students for this emerging, high-growth job mark.

Patrick Brand, senior vice president, Pitney Bowes Inc.