The Value Proposition
This new MS degree program will provide a rigorous, modern, and foundational education in an area of major importance in society. It will produce graduates who have a deep and balanced knowledge of data science, actuarial science, and finance, to expertly address problems of predictive analytics for risk management. Strong data science education coupled with a deep knowledge of financial principles will provide a systematic educational foundation for future leaders in financial industries.
This new MS degree program is positioned to fit the academic needs of a broad pool of possible student candidates:
- Undergraduates in a related program who are looking to further their knowledge in this field
- Undergraduates in another quantitative-based program who are motivated to either expand their knowledge and skills to complement their existing field of study or who express a strong interest in pursuing a career in data science
- Professionals who are motivated to expand their career opportunities by pursuing graduate studies in this program, thereby bolstering their marketability for career opportunities in this field; this program is designed so that it can be completed in a year, which will be appealing to working professionals, particularly with having an online delivery option
In this emerging field, various industries are seeking to hire professionals for the following types of roles:
- Business and team leads
- Project and product managers
- Design leads
- Data engineers
- Machine learning engineers
- Business analysts
- Actuarial analysts
- Data analysts
- Data scientists
- Data journalists
- Market research analysts
- Operations research analysts
The MS in Predictive Analytics & Risk Management is delivered in both lecture-based and online classroom formats where students can develop and apply their skills and knowledge to complex, real-world problems in data and analytics.
We welcome you to further explore details of this program . A description of the program and course offerings can be found at our Curriculum and Program Requirements page.