Choose a Wisconsin analytics degree or certificate that works for you! In our listings of WI analytics programs, you’ll find offerings from prestigious public research universities, well-known private schools, and local & affordable technical colleges. You can start your education with an AAS or BS and finish it with a MS or MBA. Better yet, a number of Wisconsin analytics programs are now delivered online.
Research & Career-Building
Once you have a shortlist of 3-4 programs, see if the university has invested any funds into analytics research centers or initiatives. For example, UW-Madison is a powerhouse in computer science. It has its own School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) with all kinds of fascinating research centers & labs, including the Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS). Check out data science @ uw for more info on resources, workshops, and events.
But UW-Madison isn’t the only data-focused player in the state. UWM’s Center for Technology Innovation is involved in exploring applications in AI, Machine Learning (ML), and big data. Data Science at Marquette is working on research projects with a number of industry partners. And UWGB oversees the Society for Information Systems Management and Business Analytics (SISMBA). We also want to highlight that Marquette and UWM are co-founders of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute (NMDSI), which supports all kinds of efforts, including internships.
Wisconsin universities host a range of analytics & data science workshops, conferences, and meetings (e.g. UW-Madison’s Research Bazaar). Explore the links above for ideas. You’ll also find plenty of networking opportunities at local events such as Data-Driven Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Tech Summit, Wisconsin Technology Association events, and Milwaukee’s Data Day, which is organized by Data You Can Use. Remember, too, that you can travel to Chicago or Detroit for some of the big-league meetings (e.g. INFORMS).