The College of Montevallo’s Stephens Faculty of Enterprise has modified the identify of its Laptop Informatics Program to the Knowledge Analytics Program.
Dr. Amiee Mellon, interim dean of the Stephens Faculty of Enterprise, mentioned the change was made to extra precisely replicate this system’s curriculum.
Dr. Milad Jasemi, assistant professor of knowledge analytics, and Dr. Shafqat Ali Shad, assistant professor of knowledge analytics and cybersecurity, mentioned the identify pc informatics didn't give college students the precise thought about what this system is.
“With pc informatics, the phrase itself is simply too advanced for folks to know,” Shad mentioned. “So, the primary level of fixing that is to assist them perceive what the main is about.”
“The pc science main affords one thing comparable in an information science program, which is extra in-depth pc science. When folks hear pc informatics, that’s usually what they consider. What we’re providing is knowledge analytics, which is totally different in that it's about fixing enterprise issues utilizing state-of-the-art expertise and instruments within the present market. It’s extra enterprise centered.”
Apart from this system identify, nothing else will change. This system will stay the identical high-quality program it has at all times been.
“Knowledge analytics helps core liberal arts tradition at Montevallo, the place entry-level programs will be taken by a various group of scholars no matter their main and background,” Shad mentioned.
Mellon mentioned the Knowledge Analytics Program is searching for college students with problem-solving mindsets who're occupied with utilizing “large knowledge” in strategic methods to resolve enterprise issues.
Doable profession paths on this space embrace knowledge analyst, knowledge engineer, machine studying engineer, enterprise intelligence and knowledge strategist. Employment of pc data analysis scientists is projected to develop 22% in a 10-year interval from 2020 to 2030, in keeping with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Be taught concerning the Stephens Faculty of Enterprise at https://www.montevallo.edu/lecturers/faculties/college-of-business/.