With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel University is one of America's 15 largest private universities and ranks amongst the top 100 in the United States. Data analytics and visualisation has become a hot topic at the university's LeBow College of Business, gaining attention from both students and their potential employers.
Dr Bay Arinze, a professor of Management Information Systems at LeBow College of Business at Drexel, educates students on the importance of data analytics and discovery with a hands-on curriculum and courses. His goal is to prepare students to influence decision-making, strategy and operations with fact-based insights and an in-depth understanding of business performance analysis.
"Right now, we are working on significantly growing our data analytics programme," Dr Arinze said. "We are looking to deliver many types of certificates and degree programmes in the field, and students' interest in data visualisation is increasing. We are also putting pressure on teaching staff to teach more courses on the topic."