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WGU MS Data Analytics
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Thanks, dfrecore and bluebooger. I will look at statistics.com courses only to meet any prerequisites (I've already had two statistics courses).
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(03-13-2018, 12:16 PM)Yenisei Wrote: ...
The Georgia Tech program looks great, but I have no idea how selective they are, plus they follow the standard semester system and have a standard admissions process. ...

If it ends up anything like the OMSCS program, as long as you have a bachelor's and either relevant work experience or coursework, you should be able to get in. They base their decisions not on a number of slots, but rather on their assessment of your ability to succeed in the program.
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#13
Good to know, thanks. Other than the programming, which I am happy to learn something about prior to applying for the spring semester, I've got the relevant coursework.
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(03-13-2018, 02:44 PM)Yenisei Wrote: Good to know, thanks. Other than the programming, which I am happy to learn something about ..

go here and scroll down 

https://www.edx.org/professional-certifi...ta-science 

you can do any of those for free
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Thanks, bluebooger!
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(03-13-2018, 12:16 PM)Yenisei Wrote: Well, here's an update. It's a moot point for me until I get back to the US whether WGU will accept someone with an economics degree to the program, so I've begun thinking about alternatives.

The Georgia Tech program looks great, but I have no idea how selective they are, plus they follow the standard semester system and have a standard admissions process. Dakota State University has a program at the upper end of what I'm willing to pay before I'd go autodidact instead. Whereas WGU and GT are relatively clear on the prerequisite knowledge they want you to have, DSU is not, although they allude to it (I'm going to see if I can clear that up with them).

Given all that, I'm wondering if the TESU BS in Data Analytics, despite being a relatively expensive bachelor's degree is the path of least resistance. I should mention that what I want to be able to offer is a more data-driven approach to business problems.

Any thoughts?

CSU Global has an online Masters in Data Analytics. Same price range as DSU, but they're quite clear on admission requirements: https://csuglobal.edu/graduate/masters-d...-analytics

Or you could go the UC Berkeley route with their 60k Data Science degree  Confused
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Thanks, Nola. It's definitely worth looking into, especially since I am considering moving to Colorado within the next few years.
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