‘Curiosity’ is Important for Data Analysts of the Future

Students pursuing a master’s degree in data science at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) were probably accepted by an admissions officer who never saw their SAT scores. “We’re a unique program. I’ll be honest, we’ve gotten some flak for this, but we don’t take standardized tests. We don’t require you have taken calculus 1, 2, and 3,” said Robert J. McGrath, associate professor and director of graduate programs in Analytics and Data Science at UNH. “We don’t want people just looking for dollar signs. If they understand the nature of how society’s changing, that’s what we want. The curiosity factor is probably the No. 1 component.” Robert McGrath (Photo: LinkedIn) In addition to the 11-month master’s program, UNH also offers developmental training and certification courses on data analytics. McGrath,…

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