As organizations increase their reliance on data, having a command of business analytics gives job seekers a big advantage in any field. In a Gallup poll conducted for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), over two-thirds of employers anticipated that by 2021 their organizations would give preference to job candidates with skills in data science and analytics.
Companies are looking to hire graduates with quantitative analysis backgrounds who can not only harvest and analyze data but also develop business strategies based on their findings. According to a 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute, “most companies are capturing only a fraction of the potential value from data and analytics” in part due to the challenge of “attracting and retaining the right talent... business translators who combine data savvy with industry and functional expertise.”
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