With support from IBM (NYSE: IBM), HEC Paris said it has introduced a new MBA curriculum for the 2013 academic year designed to prepare students for the growing number of careers requiring Big Data and analytics skills.
Through this partnership, IBM will provide HEC Paris with access to IBM´s Big Data and analytics software solutions, course material and IBM data scientists who will visit classes as guest lecturers and engineers.
The new MBA program from HEC aims to develop leaders who are able to identify new growth opportunities within “Big Data” — or the quintillion bytes of information generated daily from such sources as sensors, RFID networks, mobile devices and social media. Thus, students will improve their IT skills and meet analytics and data management specialists such as engineers and scientists. The first European MBA in Business Analytics is a result of this joint initiative.
Through this collaboration, HEC Paris is part of the IBM Academic Initiative, a no-charge program providing educators with the training materials, curriculum guides, software and hardware needed to teach in-demand business and technology skills. As part of this global program, IBM has created more than 1,000 academic partnerships focused on Big Data and analytics.