Hamilton’s Mohawk College launches new bachelor’s degree in analytics and data management
Published October 12, 2022 at 7:41 am
Hamilton’s Mohawk College announced the launch of the new honours bachelor’s degree in Analytics and Data Management, focused on providing students with work experience and developing the skills necessary to “meaningfully explain data for employers.”
The college says the honours program was developed to meet the demand for data analysts across various economic sectors. According to City of Hamilton data, there were more than 3,100 job postings in Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, and Brant in the data analytics field over 12 months. Most employment opportunities were found in six major occupations: finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical services; manufacturing; educational services; public administration; and health care and social assistance.
“In our increasingly digital society, data is becoming increasingly important for employers of all sizes, but they need to properly understand that data to compete and succeed,” said Dr. Cebert Adamson, Mohawk College’s Vice-President of Academics. “This degree program offers students the skills they need to understand and interpret data, and it provides them with the opportunity to apply those skills in the workplace to ensure they will be job-ready when they graduate.”
According to Mohawk, “Bachelor of Analytics and Data Management will equip students with the required foundational skills and acumen in business, programming, data management, analysis and communication to deliver analytics and data management services on industry-recognized tools to multiple sectors, as soon as they graduate. The program differentiates itself from traditional Data Analytics programs by focusing on inference from data for business decision making instead of data mining.”
“In our area of medical research, wearables and smart technology have seen the available data explode to millions of readings per day. It is an important skill to be able to isolate and understand data. Still, it requires another set of skills to be able to help others understand what the data means and how to respond to it,” said Kevin Archibald, a Senior Business Intelligence Developer at the Hamilton-based Population Health Research Institute and a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the new degree.
“Graduates of this program will be able to analyze and translate complex information into tangible facts, statements and stories. They will make data more useful for their employers.”
The Bachelor of Analytics and Data Management (Hons) program at Mohawk College will accept its first class of students in Sept. 2023. Registration is available now.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising