Every aspect of business today likely requires some level of comfort with data and the tools to process, manipulate, and understand it. Big Data Club is here to educate our students about current trends in business with data, increase students’ comfort levels with and education about data and data tools, and try to have some fun while learning a new, and very important, set of skills.
All MBA students should be familiar with Big Data, because if you “aren’t a data person” or “don’t think you’ll need to know it,” you are making a very unnecessary gamble. You don’t have to become some data wizard, just come and learn some new skills so that when you are presented with a few thousand records, you have an idea of where to start.
The main goal for Big Data Club is to provide a baseline level of comfort and set of skills so that each interested student can learn new data skills on the fly through study groups, informational speakers, advanced Excel training, and a data competition likely involving predictive analytics and presentation skills.