Building a Better Analyst

October 6, 2011

I participated recently as a panelist in a Business Intelligence Summit at the University of Akron as they had identified a gap that their graduates had when entering the workforce; they had little or no analytical skills when it came to data. The faculty was exploring the idea of adding business and data analytics classes to the curriculum for business majors to fill that gap. We were there to discuss Business Intelligence and Analytics and impress upon them the opportunities that exist in the job markets, the fields those jobs were in and the skills needed to compete.