Data Analytics and Decision Sciences as a Destination Area

Because of the massive amount of digital data created daily, knowledge of data science and analytics has become a fundamental skill for graduates’ career readiness in recent years. To be applied effectively, data science and analytics education must be integrated with T-shaped skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication, which are critical for all graduates entering the 21st-century workforce. This case study examines how BHEF member Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is integrating T-shaped skills into its VT-shaped student model for the Destination Areas, particularly data analytics and decision sciences.

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Publication date: 
2016