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NYU Stern Announces New Masters in Business Analytics

New Discipline Will Inaugurate NYU’s Shanghai Campus with First Degree Offered

New York University Stern School of Business today announced a new Master of Science in Business Analytics that will be offered in Shanghai and at the School’s Washington Square campus beginning in May 2013. The MS in Business Analytics will be the first degree program to be offered at NYU’s downtown Shanghai campus, effectively launching the University’s granting of degrees in China. Moreover, the MS in Business Analytics is the first accredited graduate level program in Business Analytics to be offered by a leading business school. The new discipline, which stands at the intersection of business and technology, leverages the use of data as a strategic business asset and decision-making tool.

“As the explosive growth of data fuels new business models and transforms the way business decisions are made, NYU Stern is leveraging its deep faculty expertise in quantitative methods, and the strength of its Information Systems, Operations and Management Sciences (IOMS) and Marketing departments, to offer this new MS in Business Analytics,” said Peter Henry, Dean of NYU Stern School of Business. “Our newest degree contributes to the foundation NYU is building in Shanghai as the first American university with independent legal status approved by the Ministry of Education.”

R. May Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor for Asia for New York University, added, “My conversations with business and government leaders in China and more broadly throughout Asia have reinforced the value of this program as a means to provide the talent their industries will need to sustain and expand long-term growth.”

Designed for executives with at least 10 years’ experience in such areas as manufacturing, technology, government, health care, energy, real estate and construction, the MS in Business Analytics will be taught in five modules spanning one year. While modular scheduling and English-language instruction will allow executives from around the globe to participate, the program is expected to appeal in particular to English-speaking Chinese executives as well as expatriates working in China. The burgeoning manufacturing sector and investment in infrastructure throughout Asia has created a tremendous demand for executives who can manage the complexities of this growth. Candidates will typically have college or equivalent degrees, with strong quantitative backgrounds.

The program will be taught at NYU Stern’s Greenwich Village campus in New York and at the NYU Shanghai campus. Faculty will be drawn from NYU Stern’s top-ranked Information Systems (or IOMS) and Marketing departments. Graduates will be able to harness the tools and thinking behind Business Analytics to turn vast streams of data into actionable knowledge and evidence-based decision making.

“This new MS in Business Analytics adds another innovative degree to NYU Stern’s portfolio of global programs, one that responds to the increasing importance of data –its interpretation, modeling, and visualization -- to business decision making at all levels,” said Eitan Zemel, NYU Stern’s Vice Dean for Global Programs. NYU Stern also offers an MS in Risk Management, an MS in Global Finance with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, a joint program with the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

About New York University

New York University, which was established in 1831, is one of the largest and most prestigious private research universities in the U.S. It has an unequaled global presence, with research university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and a dozen other global academic sites.. Through its 18 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, dentistry, education, nursing, business, social work, the cinematic and performing arts, public administration and policy, and continuing studies, among other areas.

About New York University Stern School of Business

New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of the premier management education and research centers. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, all of them informed and enriched by the dynamism, energy, and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals.

About NYU Shanghai

Located in China’s financial capital, NYU Shanghai will be New York University's newest degree-granting portal campus. With rigorous academic standards, research centers, and access to one of the most vibrant business communities, NYU Shanghai will provide students with the opportunity to study and live in a city rich in culture, dynamic in finance, and pan-international in population. NYU Shanghai will welcome its first freshman class in the fall of 2013.


New York University Stern School of Business

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