Marshall announces new master’s program

first_imgThe Marshall School of Business announced on Tuesday that it will launch a new Master of Science degree focused on the study of business analytics.New addition · The Master of Science in business analytics is the third degree launched by the Marshall School of Business this year. – Jessica Zhou | Daily TrojanBusiness analytics has risen in popularity over the last decade due to a number of factors, ranging from the unfiltered data streaming from social media sites to the increase in digital storage of information. Its newfound popularity is leading to a heighted awareness on the subject from a managerial perspective.“Companies have to make decisions every day in areas such as human resources, procurement capital expenditures and real estate,” said Yehuda Bassok, chair of the Marshall department of data sciences and operations. “These are difficult decisions because we don’t know what’s yet to come and there is always uncertainty about the future.”Many universities in the United States, such as USC, are developing master’s programs to discuss these issues that business leaders face in order to have a better understanding of the often complex and misunderstood topic.Bassok noted, however, that USC’s analytical program stands apart from those in the rest of the country.“We are quite unique in that we will emphasize the business application of analytics,” Bassok said. “This is unlike engineering schools that offer this type of program because they are more technical and will speak in greater detail to databases and how to structure databases, whereas USC will teach its students these topics, but more with a view of how a business should use them and what is the interest of the business community in these databases.”This is the third new master’s program unveiled by Marshall this year alone. In the last two months, they also announced a Master of Science in social entrepreneurship and a Master of Science in entrepreneurship and innovation.The program in business analytics will require 27 units and will begin accepting applications immediately for the upcoming fall semester. Marshall is targeting working professionals with bachelor’s or advanced degrees, along with graduating seniors from four-year baccalaureate programs. Both full-time and part-time study options will be available to those enrolled, and GMAT or GRE scores are required for all applications.Foundation classes include  GSBA 524: “Applied Managerial Statistics,” DSO 510: “Business Analytics,” DSO 530: “Applied Modern Statistical Learning Methods,” DSO 545: “Statistical Computing and Data Visualization,” DSO 570: “The Analytics Edge: Data, Models, and Effective Decisions, DSO 573:  “Data Analytics Driven Dynamic Strategy & Executive” and INF 551: “Foundations of Data Management.”“In an environment increasingly powered by big data, a thorough understanding of, and fluency in, business analytics is vital to success,” said Marshall Dean James Ellis. “This new degree will empower students with in-depth training that translates to significant positive impact.”The goal for the incoming class size is around 30 to 35 students, with long-term expectations of nearly 50 to 55 students from a wide array of backgrounds such as media, financial services and engineering.Dr. Basook said the field of business analytics is on the rise, and those who enter Marshall’s program will be well-prepared.“Graduates of our program will be able to present findings in a simple way that business people can understand, and understand fast,” he said. “We believe there is a huge demand for people with this degree.”last_img read more

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Asmir Begić is one of the 10 best players of UK Premier League

first_imgAccording to the US sports magazine Bleacherreport, Asmir Begović is one of the 10 best players of the UK Premiere League, and the only goalkeeper on that list.Asmir Begović has stood out as the Premier League’s best goalkeeper this season.The Stoke City shot-stopper has been nothing less than excellent from day one. The 25-year-old Bosnian international has not missed one minute of action and has kept an impressive nine clean sheets in action between the posts.Standing 1.96 m Begović is the perfect example of the kind of goalkeeper most managers strive to create or buy. He has fantastic reflexes, is an excellent shot-stopper, is comfortable under crosses and is also extremely quick off his line.Stoke City have already begun their succession-planning regarding Begovic by buying the highly rated Jack Butland. With that in mind it would be no surprise to see Begovic play in the Champions League next season…last_img read more

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Prem eyeing restart but Rice and Lloris fear quick return means injuries

first_img3DECLAN RICE and Hugo Lloris have warned football chiefs players will suffer if the season  restarts too soon.The Premier League and EFL are desperate to get going again after the coronavirus lockdown to avoid financial chaos.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 England and West Ham ace Declan Rice admits it has been difficult to stay at maximum fitness while in lockdownCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has compared the bodies of footballers to delicate enginesCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd the Government hopes competitions can resume within WEEKS.But West Ham’s England ace Rice said: “If you try to  go straight back into it, you’ll get so many injuries.That’s what clubs are saying.  You need at least three weeks of high-intensity interval training to get yourself back in shape with the football.”Tottenham’s French World Cup-winning keeper Lloris claims footballers are like Formula One cars and need time to get up to full speed.’LIKE AN F1 CAR’Prem and EFL chiefs are targeting behind-closed-doors games starting in early June.But Lloris, 33, insisted: “The sportsman is a machine comparable in some ways to an F1 car  — everything is fine-tuned.“You have to pay  attention when you restart the engine.“When we do restart, athletes will need time to get back into shape for the final sprint.“At the moment we’re just keeping in shape — but we’re very far away from our top physical condition.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealIn an interview with  French newspaper Le Parisien, Lloris added: “If we  finish the season behind closed doors, it won’t be the same sport, but we will manage.“Sport will still have its place. It has this ability to bring people together.“As footballers, we  have greater responsibility. There will be a tomorrow but the psychological impact will be stronger on some people.’CATASTROPHIC’“And I imagine it will be a fairly long transition period before things get back to normal.“There are already more than 200,000 people who have died. There  will be psychological  consequences for people.“It’s catastrophic. We never imagined living through anything like this.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.“We  have to raise  ourselves up together, make more of an effort and show more unity.”Midfielder Rice, 21, admits it is  hard to train at maximum intensity while on lockdown.Though he has appreciated  a break from the pressure of the Hammers’ fight to avoid relegation.Speaking on Sky’s  Soccer AM, he added: “It’s  tough as you are used to seeing your team-mates, going out  and doing  day-to-day things.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“But it’s nice to not feel the pressure of going out and playing for three points every week and have all the stress.“Though mentally, it’s really, really tough  training on your own.“You’re going for a plod around the park, but it’s mentally really tough to get it done.”last_img read more

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