Tennessee is fertile ground for aspiring analytics professionals. Explore our listings of TN analytics degrees & certificates and you’ll discover offerings from major public research universities, affordable state schools, and local colleges. You can choose to focus on data analytics or business analytics, or pursue a graduate certificate in a niche field. The University of Tennessee even offers a PhD program.
Research & Career-Building
Pick any major university in Tennessee and you’re sure to find a data-focused research center or initiative. UTK has the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) and the IBM-Enabled Advanced Analytics Lab within its Department of Business Analytics & Statistics. UTC has the Big Data and Analytics Research Center (BDARC). UofM has the Data Science Research Cluster within the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT). Even Vanderbilt has its own Data Science Institute (DSI). All of these options will provide you with opportunities to work on industry projects with corporate partners.
Bookmark the Nashville Analytics Summit—it’s been going strong since 2013. Other university-based opportunities include UofM’s MidSouth Data Conference in Memphis, DSI events at Vanderbilt, and the UTC Data Science Conference. Watch out for national analytics events as well. Nashville is a popular city on the conference circuit and major industry organizations like INFORMS sometimes swing by for their meetings. You may also wish to see what’s happening in the South Big Data Hub.