Business Data Analytics M.S.
Scott chose WVU Online’s Business Data Analytics (BUDA) program because he wanted to expand his technical skills in his job at Honeywell and to continue working as a program manager while obtaining a new knowledge base.
“Not once did I feel alone, isolated, or like I could not ask for help. If anything, I felt even more connected.”
“I looked at several schools that offered data analytic postgraduate programs, but WVU’s BUDA program had the right balance of technical and business curriculum, as well as a very competitive cost structure, that I felt made it the best option on the market.”
His cohort was placed in groups at orientation and they remained in those groups for the majority of the program.
“From the very beginning of our curriculum, I was able to connect with my classmates on their careers, aspirations after BUDA, and understanding of how they solved problems that our course materials presented.”
He encourages other students to take online classes, specifically those that are offered in an asynchronous learning environment, because this provides a different challenge than in-person instruction, or synchronous learning (logging into a lecture every week at the same time).
“The student has to understand the proper application of what is learned. It is the application of what is learned that makes the real difference in the workplace and learning those skills via online coursework is the best way to do it.”