Knoxville, Tenn, (January 8, 2015) – The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announces the launch of a new Ph.D. concentration in analytics at the Haslam College of Business. The Ph.D. in analytics is structured with two years of coursework followed by students conducting a formal dissertation. The program begins in fall 2015.
“The primary goal of the analytics doctorate is to provide qualified candidates with the intellectual and professional capabilities needed to pursue a research and teaching career in the rapidly growing field of analytics at an academic institution,” said Mandyam Srinivasan, director of the Ph.D. program in the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics and Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence at the Haslam College of Business. “In support of our mission, we have recently hired two faculty and are actively recruiting additional faculty,” he added.
The Ph.D. in analytics is designed to have faculty work with a highly capable and inspired group of students in a collaborative relationship, to create a high level of learning and research productivity. While the focus is on research productivity, the program also focuses on training the student for classroom teaching. The program’s curriculum draws upon methodologies and techniques from four closely related areas of strength in the department: Statistics, Data Mining, Management Science, and Operations Management.
The program in Business Analytics at the University of Tennessee has been recognized for its quality by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, InformationWeek, the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Knoxville Business Journal, and My College Guide. For more information about the new doctorate of analytics, please click here.
About the Haslam College of Business:
The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, founded in 1914, consists of approximately 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Its six departments, nine centers and institutes, four forums and graduate and executive education programs reach across the for profit, not-for-profit and governmental sectors of business, with a heavy emphasis on practical research. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was founded in 1794 and was designated Tennessee’s land-grant institution in 1879.