What is a data science/analytics degree?

Jeffrey Saltz, Frank Armour, Ramesh Sharda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


Data science, and the related field of analytics, is an emerging discipline that integrates concepts across a range of domains, including computer science, information systems, software engineering and statistics. While the number of data science / analytics programs continues to increase, there has been little discussion on how we should define this emerging educational field. This panel will foster a debate with respect to what are the key learning objectives within these programs and should there be different types of data science related programs (such as an applied data science program or a business analytics program in addition to data science programs). Via a debate, this panel, along with the audience, will explore the field of data science and these emerging questions regarding data science and analytics education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Tradition of Innovation
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
StatePublished - 2017
EventAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2017Aug 12 2017

Publication series

NameAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation


OtherAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Big Data
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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