The University of Arizona has launched MS in Information Science: Machine Learning in partnership with Great Learning. The 21-month program is conducted entirely online and is aimed at professionals in the early career, middle and higher levels. Classes are taught by leading experts from the University of Arizona and practicing industry professionals.
The program aims to equip professionals with the knowledge to design information-driven solutions to business problems and develop effective management frameworks for the future. Students will gain specialized skills needed to solve practical information management challenges and graduate with the qualifications needed for in-demand positions including information architect, database administrator, data scientist or engineer, digital artists, software programmer/engineer, web programmer , etc. said the varsity.
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It includes 11 practical projects and mentorship sessions. Students receive dedicated career guidance in the form of an edtech-curated job portal, enabling them to apply for relevant positions. “Great Learning partners with more than 7,800 companies to provide its students with unparalleled placement support. Some of the big companies are Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Dell, IBM, Flipkart, Infosys, Intel, Deloitte, etc,” the official release said.
“Arizona’s iSchool is eager to globalize information science and machine learning training with UAZ’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the highly experienced UAZ Global team. Here at the University of Arizona, we chose to partner with Great Learning because they are among the most trusted and respected education platforms in the world. We believe this kind of global reach can make a real difference in communities and societies by providing students with opportunities to boost their careers and be influential in their work and where they live. I look forward to meeting our incoming cohort students.” said Dr. Catherine F Brooks, professor and director of the School of Information, University of Arizona.
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Arjun Nair, co-founder of Great Learning, said: “Companies today work with tons of data. No industry today is untouched by the power of data. This is a necessary skill set for any professional and business leader who wants to use data to better serve their consumers. This program with a leading institution such as the University of Arizona will empower professionals around the world to advance in their careers through quality education.”
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