Big Data Analytics and Data Science Undergraduate Degree Programs

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting


With a strong emerging demand for employees who are skilled and knowledgeable in big data and analytics, some universities have started to offer programs in big data, analytics, and data science. This paper presents a review of such endeavors within the United States at the under-graduate level. These types of programs are still in the embryonic stage, with only 21 from a sample of 86 universities offering related curricula. Results indicate that business analytics and data analytics related programs are more commonly associated with business schools, while data science programs are more commonly associated with computer science academic units.