Harvard and 2U partner to offer program in analytics

Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will partner with digital education company 2U to offer the Harvard Business Analytics Program.

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Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will partner with digital education company 2U to offer the Harvard Business Analytics Program.

In a press release, Harvard explained that this new executive certificate program aims at business leaders that seek to modernize their analytics skills, in order to take advantage of the increasing amount of data across industries.

“Digital technologies are becoming pervasive in all types of organizations, leading to an explosion in the velocity, variety, and volume of data being generated and consumed by the enterprise and its stakeholders. Executives need to be fluent in how to effectively leverage data and analytics to drive business impact in both the organization’s business and operating model,” states Harvard.

The key skills that the program will explore are data-driven business analytics, software design and architecture, and data science. These abilities impact several areas of business: strategy, operations, human resources, and leadership.

“The Harvard Business Analytics Certificate Program will push the boundaries of innovation in terms of both scholarship and program delivery,” said Srikant Datar, Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs at HBS.

The program is flexible and consists of seven courses held online. In addition, two immersive classes will take place at Harvard Business School’s campus, in Boston. The first generation will start classes on March 2018.

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