MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor

Many of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students indicate that they learned about the Institute through a friend or family referral. Indeed, some have seen the stresses and successes of the MSA up close as a roommate, sibling, partner, or spouse completed the program. Occasionally, partners and Continue reading MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor

Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

Dear Future SAS-Certified Programmer, I came into the MSA program with little to zero experience in coding. Despite some hiccups on the way, I felt a sense of validation when I passed my SAS certification on the first try, and I write this letter to encourage you to do the Continue reading Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

Ggeconodist: Your Secret Weapon for Graphing

The  ggplot2 library is an incredibly powerful and wonderful visualization tool for most graphs, but when it comes to boxplots, the ggeconodist library has the upper hand. Learning to use this library in R means you will no longer spend 10 minutes explaining your boxplot to your audience. Both boxplots Continue reading Ggeconodist: Your Secret Weapon for Graphing

5 Chrome Extensions Every MSA Student Needs

MSA students spend 60+ hours per week attending class, studying, meeting with project and practicum teams, doing homework, and more.  Everyone wants to make the most of their time in the program, so today I’m going to show you five Chrome extensions that you can install in your browser to Continue reading 5 Chrome Extensions Every MSA Student Needs

Staying Nimble in Uncertain Times

Adaptability is a hallmark of NC State’s Institute for Advanced Analytics. We continuously assess and modify the MSA curriculum to ensure its contents will prepare graduates to meet — or exceed — the ever-changing expectations of their future employers. Much like a startup team, our faculty and staff wear many Continue reading Staying Nimble in Uncertain Times

Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley ’19

The Institute’s admissions team regularly receives inquiries from prospective students along the lines of: “I’m interested in the MSA program, but I’m a ________ major. Do I even have a chance of being admitted?” One can fill in that blank with any number of disciplines — psychology, chemistry, political science Continue reading Diverse Disciplines: Abigail McCauley ’19