“I learned how to think critically and became a solid problem-solver. That’s important, because a lot of the problems I’ve faced are very large and have lots of possible tracks. Learning critical thinking along with statistical and analytical methods builds the skills you need as a data scientist.”
“The program is designed to build your character as a person, and the faculty works hard to make sure each student is well-rounded, can speak to people effectively, and have the technical skills to be successful in business.”
"All our project-based work was done as if we were presenting it to a CEO. We learned to distill it in a way that laypeople can understand. That distinguishes UT’s MSBA grads from people who are just good with numbers from those people who move up in a company. ”
Chris Groer of KPMG outlines the value of not only teaching technical skills, but also how to talk about insights in messy data to non-mathematicians. He gives real examples of how Haslam graduates learn these skills.
"The majority of my work focused on white collar crime investigation, and this is where I discovered my love of disparate data analyses. I recognized that the wave of the future in almost every profession is to have strong analytics skills in addition to your initial focus, and I made the decision to return to school for another degree.”