MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics
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|Exam Body||APU Malaysia Degree|
|Course Duration||Full time (1+ years) / Part time (2-3 years)|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time / Part Time|
|Faculty||School of Postgraduate Studies|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Masters Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Computing & IT|
This programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and applied skills in data science, big data analytics and business intelligence. It aims to develop analytical and investigative knowledge and skills using data science tools and techniques, and to enhance data science knowledge and critical interpretation skills. Students will understand the impact of data science upon modern processes and businesses, be able to identify, and implement specific tools, practices, features and techniques to enhance the analysis of data.
Graduates will be equipped with knowledge, skills and experience in three major dimensions: Strategic and Commercial application, "hands-on" ICT skills and Statistics & Analytics. The programme is not merely analytics-oriented, but develops the ability to use analytics to drive key success metrics related to yield management and revenue generation in practically any business domain. There is a tremendous requirement for Data Scientists and Big Data Specialists worldwide now and in the future, with hundreds of thousands of new job opportunities emerging globally. In Malaysia alone, by the year 2020 this need is expected to reach atleast 15,000 professionals.
The Benefits of This Programme
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :
In addition to the degree award, a Joint Professional Certification will be offered by SAS Institute, USA.
The programme has been carefully designed by APU with inputs and contents from our partners, comprising major technology and software solutions providers, university partners as well as industry organisations who use analytics for strategic and competitive advantage.
The strength of these partnerships endures that the programme comprehensively addresses all key stakeholders - Technology providers, Employers, Government as well as Students - in its learning outcomes, curriculum content, delivery and assessment. Students also obtain certification jointly issued with industry partners, which would certainly give them a head start in the exciting world of Big Data.
Furthermore, APU is also poised to become a frontrunner in analytics research through the establishment of the Asia Pacific Centre of Analytics (APCA), through which research activities will be undertaken to challenge boundaries in the application of analytics.This programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and applied skills in data science, bigdata analytics and business intelligence. It aims to develop analytical and investigative knowledge andskills using data science tools and techniques, and to enhance data science knowledge and criticalinterpretation skills. Students will understand the impact of data science upon modern processes andbusinesses, be able to identify, and implement specific tools, practices, features and techniques toenhance the analysis of data.
|Curriculum||SEMESTER 3 • Capstone Project • Optional Modules* (choose 3 only) - Natural Language Processing - Operational Research and Optimization - Time Series Analysis and Forecasting - Strategies in Emerging Markets|
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.