Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the online master's program, you will demonstrate advanced proficiency in the field of data science, equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills. You will also exhibit the ability to critically analyze complex problems, innovate solutions, and effectively communicate their findings, fostering leadership qualities essential for professional success. Here is a quick look at the skills you will acquire:

Spot Data Science Opportunities

Identify opportunities for applying machine learning techniques to real-world problems, data-oriented thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Develop Data Science Expertise

Apply basic data analysis tools, including model definition, parameter optimization, model evaluation, and the analysis of extensive data sets for data-driven decision-making.

Apply Domain-Specific Methods

Apply domain-specific tools and techniques to real-world challenges and harness a diversity of technical backgrounds for collaborative problem-solving.

Collaborate Across Boundaries

Collaborate with online and in-person teams by communicating, coordinating, and contributing to group projects in traditional and distributed work environments.

Communicate Impactfully

Effectively communicate results to business and policy leaders, including the ability to evaluate uncertainties and create compelling visualizations for a broad audience.

Address Ethical Implications

Understand the societal implications of the deployment of data-centric methods, with an emphasis on ethical considerations, fairness, and bias mitigation in the context of data science.

Have questions? Contact the Admissions Team: cds-admissions@bu.edu.

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