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Grad Schools Add Big-Data Degrees

By Computerworld

October 10, 2012

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Colleges and universities are moving swiftly to create advanced degree programs to help meet what's expected to be rapidly rising demand among employers for specialists who can manage and analyze big data.

The schools are likely aware of a McKinsey report warning of a mega-shortage of analytical experts that could leave as many as 190,000 positions unfilled by 2018. They're also responding to appeals from big employers like IBM and SAS Institute that have been lobbying college administrators to set up such programs.

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