New York University Stern School of Business has announced it will offer a new Master of Science in Business Analytics in Shanghai and at the school’s Washington Square campus beginning in May 2013. The new discipline, which stands at the intersection of business and technology, leverages the use of data as a strategic business asset and decision-making tool.
The MS in Business Analytics will be the first degree program to be offered at New York University’s downtown Shanghai campus, effectively launching the University’s granting of degrees in China. The degree is also the first accredited graduate level program in business analytics offered by a leading business school.
Designed for executives with at least 10 years’ experience in such areas as manufacturing, technology, government, health care, energy, real estate and construction, the MS in business analytics will be taught in five modules spanning one year.
English-language instruction and this scheduled format will allow executives from around the globe to participate, though the program is expected to appeal in particular to English-speaking Chinese executives as well as expatriates working in China.
“As the explosive growth of data fuels new business models and transforms the way business decisions are made, NYU Stern is leveraging its deep faculty expertise in quantitative methods, and the strength of its Information Systems, Operations and Management Sciences (IOMS) and Marketing departments, to offer this new MS in Business Analytics,” said Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern School of Business, when when announcing the news.
“Our newest degree contributes to the foundation NYU is building in Shanghai as the first American university with independent legal status approved by the Ministry of Education.”
The program will be taught at NYU Stern’s Greenwich Village campus in New York and at the NYU Shanghai campus. Faculty will be drawn from NYU Stern’s top-ranked Information Systems (or IOMS) and Marketing departments.
“This new MS in Business Analytics adds another innovative degree to NYU Stern’s portfolio of global programs, one that responds to the increasing importance of data –its interpretation, modeling, and visualization — to business decision making at all levels,” said Eitan Zemel, NYU Stern’s Vice Dean for Global Programs.
NYU Stern also offers an MS in Risk Management, an MS in Global Finance with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, a joint program with the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.