Managers With MBAs Hurt Worker Pay, Study Finds

As Big Data gets bigger, demand is soaring for professionals with business analytic skills.

Interested in Data Analytics? Consider These Top Programs

Demand for managers and executives with data analytics experience is surging. The global data analytics market is expected to grow 25% by 2030. And experts say it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

“We’re seeing a growing number of organizations who are keen to use data to make predictions and more informed decisions,” Neumann Chew, professor of business analytics at Nanyang Business School in Singapore, tells

Fortune recently rounded up the top data science and business analytics courses that should be on every executive’s radar—from online certificate options to intensive in-person programs.


At Haas, the Data Science for Leaders program is a three-day in-person boot camp for senior business executives. The curriculum includes the foundations of data science, A/B testing, machine learning, and more.

Students who complete the program receive a Certificate of Completion that can be added to their resumes or LinkedIn profiles.


For professionals with an average of 20 years of work experience, Harvard’s Online Business Analytics Program offers a rigorous nine-month program that teaches professionals how to leverage data analytics tools like predictive analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Students can expect a mix of live virtual classes and seminars, self-directed coursework, and on-campus visits. The program was designed in collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS), the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).


Wharton’s Business Analytics: From Data to Insights program is a three-month online certification program that aims to teach executives, managers, analysts, and consultants how to leverage analytics to make better business decisions. The program is designed for executives in a variety of industries, including financial services, health care, IT services, and consulting.

Having the ability to make better decisions informed by data is key. And Wharton’s From Data to Insights program is designed to equip students with those insights.

“I don’t think it’s essential that managers know the internals of how the data gets transformed into a decision,” Prasanna Tambe, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, tells Fortune. “But the important thing to understand is [whether it’s] doing a good job of making a decision.”

Sources: Fortune,, GlobeNewswire

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