Today the same amount of information is created by computers and users around the world in 48 hours, as was created from the beginning of humanity until year 2003. Software encompasses an increasing amount of industries, and as Internet of Things (IoT) solutions become more common, big data analytics must be used to process the data they generate. To find patterns in and being able to handle this enormous amount of data opens for better and more precise fact-based decision-making. Companies and organisations have already realized the opportunities this brings and there is a continuously growing demand of trained big data analytics developers today.
Big Data Analytics specialisation studies gives you an in-depth understanding of how to make use of data in order to create insights. The intended student for these specialisation studies is someone with a programming background who wants to understand how to employ machine learning methods in a business environment. The program is arranged so that you rapidly gain a broad understanding of the essential concepts of big data analytics; descriptive and predictive modelling, as well as optimization. The program emphasizes the importance of understanding how to build analytical solutions with production level code.
As a student you will be involved in projects connected to real-world problems that includes elements of both group work and individual achievements. The focus on real-world problems emphasizes disruptive problem solving through analytics service development. Communication and business acumen is emphasized both through data visualization and traditional pitching.