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Industry Meets Academics in Viz Education

Across industry and academia, the past several years have seen a proverbial explosion of new business analytics education programs.

If you’re new to the analytics labor market—or looking to advance your credentials—academia has likewise undergone a period of massive innovation as educators work diligently to keep pace with market demands and produce a new breed of business analytics education. The change has been nothing short of astonishing: In 2010, there were a mere 131 confirmed, full-time business intelligence/business analytics university degree programs, including only 47 undergraduate level programs, spread nationwide. From these meager beginnings, the availability and diversity of new academic programs eager to teach students of all levels have reached incredible levels. Today, there are more than 500 undergraduate, graduate, certificate-based, and post-graduate programs designed to serve both professional and research students on campus and online.

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