Message from the Director

Welcome to Drake’s Data Analytics website! We’re proud to be one of a handful of schools in the country offering an undergraduate program in Data Analytics.

What is Data Analytics?

  • It’s a way of using mathematics, statistics, and computer science to find hidden relationships using data in areas like economics, genomes, sports, business, twitter feeds, politics—you name it!
  • It’s one of the fasting growing fields in the world. There are expected to be hundreds of thousands of new jobs in this field by the time you graduate.
  • It’s exciting. If you’ve seen the movie Moneyball, you’ve seen Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill use data analytics bring the Oakland A’s into the playoffs.
  • With our 10 data analytics specialties, you can learn to apply the analytical tools you acquire in the major to a variety of areas including actuarial ccience and insurance, biology, e-commerce, computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and mathematics.
  • It’s the answer to the question, "What can do I with my degree?"

Look over the information in these pages, and if you have any questions please contact me.

Dr. Daniel S. Alexander
Professor of Mathematics/Associate Department Chair
College of Arts & Sciences
233 Howard Hall
daniel.alexander@drake.edu
515-271-3764

 

 

University News
March 28, 2017
The Judith A. Lindquist Scholarship for Women MBAs covers up to half the cost of tuition for current and incoming Drake M.B.A. students who are unable to participate in a tuition reimbursement program through their employer.
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