Every day industry executives in both the private and public sectors bemoan the lack of data scientists. CEOs, CIOs, CFOs and COOs need people who theoretically know how to look at the data that their company generate, and delve into it to derive the all-important insights. The demand for these professionals with big data skills is increasing alongside the increased investment in big data. Companies today realise the value of Data Analytics. As a result, they are looking for skilled people to capture and make sense of it.
Data Science – “Data is the new crude oil, do you have the skills to refine it?”
95% of the world’s data has been created in just the past 2 years. Data is the next natural resource and Big Data is becoming the new differentiating factor of production. Faced with overwhelming amounts of data, organisations are struggling to extract the powerful insights they need to make smarter business decisions. To help uncover the true value of your data, the MSc in Data Science and Analytics is for all professionals looking to harness data in new, innovative ways and make data-driven decisions.
During the course of two years participants will be able take their data analytics skills to the next level as they learn the theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics.
The program is a collaboration between Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) @iLabAfrica Research and Innovation Centre.