We just attended the analytics conference of INFORMS’ (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) this week in Baltimore, and they held a special meeting for directors of academic analytics programs to better align what universities are producing with what industry is seeking. The number of such programs is still growing rapidly (>200), and demand for the available slots is strong. I spoke with representatives from a number of such programs.
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You can start at any time; you can also take a course or two first, then join. Apply at any time – there’s no fee.