Data science, also known as data-driven science, is an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics with a minor in Business is a unique and innovative program that integrates computer skills and mathematical theory with practical applications in economics, finance and general business. This multidisciplinary program, co-sponsored with Maryville’s John E. Simon School of Business, enhances the employment opportunities of mathematically oriented students in a wide variety of fields in the world of business and finance.
Maryville Data science curriculum offers a wide range of core courses and electives covering business, mathematics and statistics, and computer skills. Some of the courses are project based learning. Students completing the recommended business core courses will have completed the required courses for a minor in Business Administration.
When Harvard Business Review called Data Science “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” in 2012, the term became a buzzword, and is now often applied to business analytics. Graduates of this discipline are highly sought-after by employers throughout the economy.