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University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business Master of Science - MS, Business Analytics
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How did you get to where you are today? What is your story? What incidents and experiences shaped your career path?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
So I think first to mention is that I'm an international student, that I'm from Germany, and I did my undergraduate in business administration with a focus on marketing. And I chose that subject because I was interested in how people act and what they think. And, that's a reason I chose that field of study and then through a job in a company in a software company in the marketing department, I first got exposed to data, and I realized that they have a lot of data on it, but that they don't really take the value out of the data and don't really have, like, sophisticated ways of dealing with the data and talking to my supervisor there, I realize that this is something that's interested that I'm interested in, and that has a lot of potential in the future on. That's how I came to data science

What are the various courses & majors in your program? Which ones are your favorites & why? Discuss your weekly time spent for classes, assignments & test-preparations.

Based on experience at: Master of Science - MS, Business Analytics, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
I'm just beginning and the program, so I don't have have a lot of classes yet, but the classes that I have I'm enjoying, especially the ones that talk about the algorithms that one can use to like you get insides out off the data., alter the class intro to Business Analytics was really interesting as it is, good started teaches, won the deed programming language R that is used overall the course that I have so far. I mean, it teaches it pretty slowly. So for one like me, who don't have a lot of experience and programming that was really invaluable, especially for, I look forward to courses like data mining and analytics decision models. That's how those off those classes are called, especially because there's so much data on the web, which is free on bond. You just need some tools to get that data and send the analytics position models class because I like the way that that is used to, guided decisions. And, that's the reason I like I'm looking forward to those courses, which I will take next semester

How does the program prepare you for your career? Think about faculty, resources, alumni, exposure & networking. What are the best parts?

Based on experience at: Master of Science - MS, Business Analytics, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
Like I said, I'm just in the beginning of the program, so I don't have I'm just also beginning at this university, so I don't have used a lot of the resources yet, however, for once the curriculum that the program has seems for me really well thought and that it takes all parts that could be useful for the future in the job like it tackles all those important parts as far as the curriculum says. I also got an introduction to the career service is that is provided by the university, which are really good. And it's already had a meeting with my career advisor who can help me find a job but also can help me how can I present myself in front of employees, which is for your valuable and especially the curriculum, what I like, there is something called the capstan class where you will work with a company together. And, you have a real case, you have a real setting, and I had something similar in my undergrad and I really got value out of that. So, as far as I can tell from just the beginning of the program, the program will prepare me pretty well for my future career.

What other majors and universities did you consider? What prompted you to pick this program over others?

Based on experience at: Master of Science - MS, Business Analytics, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
so I knew that I wanted to do something with data and analytics Ted assigned. So I looked into those programs that talk about data signs that talk about information systems and half that in their title. Or I found a program called Marketing Research. And they all seem to have a major focus either under the technical side, which was too much, because I have a business background, so I'm not too deep into the technical part. The other side had a lot off business and management background, which I come from, so I already have a great exposure to that. And what I liked in the Escape program is that according to the curriculum, it has like a wide range of subjects. It is it doesn't go too deep into it, but it had expects. It exposes one toe every like subject off the field. And that's what I wanted. I wanted, like a little bit of techniques on then how I can take that techniques into the business part, and, according to the classes that I have right now, that's how it is. They which got t taught a little bit about the algorithms about a mathematical part so we can understand it. And then the other part of the class is about actually how you can implement it into the business. And that's why I chose that program over other programs because it has this. There's a mix between techniques and business.

What strategies helped you get into this program? What exams and kind of scores are needed? What things did you highlight in your application package or interview?

Based on experience at: Master of Science - MS, Business Analytics, University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
so the exact needed is for me, as an international student wanted Guilmette, which is a need for everybody but also for me as an international student. ID the tougher test and there's a minimum score off. I think it was 80 when I applied, set by the International Office for the Truffle. And then there is Ah like Is that the gene that needed? But the score is in a range and em in the preparation. Before I applied, I talked to some of the IT staff from the admission office and they said that the application is holistic, so the score is important. But if the score is not as good, the rest of the application is considered as well, so all that together will help into decision. Like I said, I talked to the at Mission staff before, asked some questions, for example, How'd application works? It's pretty straightforward, to be honest, it and yeah, I talked about what scores are needed. How'm I am, how my much B A is compared to like Pierre, studies are like students who got accepted. In my application, I highlighted that I have a better business background and that I don't have that big of a technological background on debts and that this is the reason why I want to pursue that degree and also that what I want to do with that degree, that I want to go back into marketing and use it there and, yeah, that's what I highlighted in my application.

What challenges did you face in the program and felt good about overcoming? Were there any concerns before joining that prove to be wrong?

Based on experience at: Bachelor of Science - BS, Business Administration/Marketing, Pforzheim University
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
Challenges that I faced in the program was mainly the basic courses that really kind of tough to go through, like text law or General like Law, which I'm not that interested in, which is quite kind of dry. Also accounting, which I'm That's not what I like. It's not what I'm too interested in. And that's a good to overcome to still get a good grade in there to get have some knowledge in that Now. That was basically the most challenges that I had was like the program that I was not Bree into getting kind of excited, too. So go fruit and courses, especially in the beginning, off my studies. That was quite a high broke load because I had a lot, Of course, is, and how it's set up in Germany is that we have courses during the semester, and then at the end, we have two exams over the whole semester. That's quite a challenge to manage. 5 to 6 courses have two weeks off, like two weeks after the exam period and just like kept this exams like done every day, that is kind of challenging to manage all those courses I'm studying for them. The still get a good grade. I don't think I had any concerns when I started, because I was expecting that it's as its bachelors. They noted, I don't have a lot of experience in business, and that proved to be right, that pretty prepared me pretty well on for two studies.

What other majors and universities did you consider? What prompted you to pick this program over others?

Based on experience at: Bachelor of Science - BS, Business Administration/Marketing, Pforzheim University
Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
So I was looking for like a marketing M bachelor and worried him focuses mainly on marketing. And there are not a lot of universities that offer a program like this. They're more like basic great economics majors. And then you can focus somewhere on marketing with, like, some electives. But a program like visit, at least at that time, was not that common. So, there was this one of the University of Foot somewhere I fight for. But there was also one on another school, which was not that business-oriented, but more like management-oriented. And I am so more value in business part was exposed not just to management techniques, but also like to accounting, tax, all that stuff that is hard, but also really valuable now that I know in part of it. And that was one of the reasons I chose for university

How is the campus life? Are there any student groups or clubs that you like? What can one do for fun outside campus?

Summarized By: Jeff Musk on Wed Oct 02 2019
so Verona campus is huge compared to my university for batteries, which was rather small on this campus is like so fusion. There's something going on everywhere. I feel like every day, like some little events on groups presenting something or some information sessions. That's quite cool, that there's always something to do. also the Student Life Center, where the Germans is pretty fun to do outside of class. There's a gym, there's a pool. There's soccer, basketball cords climbing all which I really appreciate. It included an invitation to DDE. It's we did. You can do it a lot of things there, and I like to go to a lot of Salt Lake City is looking at it right in the mountains, or like we're right next to the mountain so you can basically go out of their classroom right into like some hugs behind school, which I normally don't do because my back. But it's fun to go like on the weekends or after, like later after class or before class and just, like go through the mountains and any other good view over the Salt Lake Valley. Just realize also the ski resorts like Park city or, it's Nobody are pretty close for winter. It's good frisky, for snowboarding and, somewhere you can go there and hide.  yeah, that's so good.