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Business Schools Divided on How to Approach Analytics Training

Data scientists are in demand, but MBA students may be confused about what kind of training to pursue.

As firms develop better ways to store and analyze information, there’s a need for more MBAs with data science training.
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Ghose has also observed significant demand from job recruiters for analytical skills. "Most companies understand that there is some value in business analytics and big data, but they just don't have, often, the in-house skills to do something with that," he says.

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Ryan Melnikas, a second-year MBA student at Indiana's Kelley School, has also heard there are opportunities for MBAs in the field. "It's telling that field has adopted several names, because most people in business are intrigued by the field but don't quite know what to make of it," he says.

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