"Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold." Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are ruling the digital world today. These technologies have the ability to completely transform the way a business operates. With the increasing adoption and business applications of AI and ML, many IT professionals are choosing AI and ML as their career.
In an industry that is experiencing a steady rate of job creation, data science itself has moved from just a buzzword to a strategic component in organisations. In addition to this, data scientists are increasingly taking on more strategic roles as organisations employ a product-centric view of data. It is a field that promises tremendous job growth and higher earning potential. Our latest research posits 97,000 jobs are available in this buzzing field. On the hiring end, there is a significant overall growth in jobs in the field.
The Tepper School of Business developed the curriculum for the online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program from the ground up with this question in mind. In consultation with global business leaders, they determined that the greatest need is for professionals who not only have advanced analytical skills, such as machine learning and optimization, but also the appropriate business knowledge and communication skills to solve complex problems and bring value to industry.