Big Data

Big Data. Bigger Opportunity.

“Big data” isn’t just another buzzword or trending field of study. It’s the ability to take data, analyze it, understand it, problem solve, and make smart decisions based on it. That’s big data (a.k.a. data analytics). And it’s what employers in nearly every industry are looking for, regardless of role. From marketing, professional sports and finance, to robotics and manufacturing and healthcare, it’s the new must-have skillset for employers today.

Harvard Business Review has referred to data science as “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs that require data analytics skills is growing faster than the supply. Demand for information security analysts will grow by 28% by 2026, versus the national job growth average of 7%. In Pittsburgh, the demand for data analytics in IT is growing 12 times faster than the market average.

RMU: On the forefront of big data

The future workforce in America is changing. RMU is staying one step ahead of the marketplace in order to prepare students to thrive from day one in their chosen career. We’ve infused data analytics throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

RMU offers several options for earning a bachelor’s or master’s degrees in data analytics or related fields, as well as a certificate that is available through the M.B.A. program or as a standalone “stackable” credential.

Real-life success in big data

Don’t believe big data is the next big thing? Ask our graduates. RMU alumni are already making an impact in their careers thanks to what they learned here about data analytics.

“I came to RMU for data analytics because it’s a field that can transform every industry.”

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