Data science professionals have a difficult, yet rewarding job: analyzing multiple databases of structured and unstructured data to help create a product and improve services. If you’ve ever worked at an organization with multiple shared folders for collaboration, you have an idea of how messy data can become. Now multiply your internal database by a factor of 1,000, and you have an idea of what data science professionals need to digest, reorganize, and package to build a product or service. One of the most important tools in the arsenal of a data science professional in dealing with large datasets is SQL.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
We are excited to introduce you to our Spring 2021 online MSDS student council! This newly formed organization aims to develop consistency and collaboration across cohorts, connect with the broader UVA and professional communities, and advocate for online students with faculty and staff.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Most data scientists have a master’s degree. A study by Burtch Works found that 91% of data scientists have at least a master’s degree, and 48% have PhDs. Therefore, it’s worth pursuing a master’s degree instead of a short course or boot camp.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Statistics is an inherently necessary component of data science.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Hiring managers are searching for candidates who understand business intelligence (BI) and data science to discover valuable—often life-saving—insights.
Friday, March 12, 2021
The UVA online MS in Data Science provides students the technical and soft skills for a career as a data architect.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Business intelligence is a fast-growth area of data science that comes with excellent salaries and involves technical challenges and business strategy.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Cloud product managers focus on strategy, execution, and user understanding and the UVA online MSDS provides the foundation for this fast-growing career.
Friday, December 18, 2020
UVA opened the School of Data Science, one of the first independent data science schools.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
The prediction that data science will become the “sexiest job” of the 21st century has come true.
Friday, July 17, 2020