Analytics @ MAS

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Career Prospects

Graduates with a strong quantitative skills and background in Business Analytics have excellent career prospects in a broad spectrum of jobs, such as:

  • Analytics software development
  • Banking & Finance
  • Consultancy (statistics, operations research, etc.)
  • E-commerce-commerce
  • Logistics Optimization (routing and scheduling)

Here are several stories regarding the demand for Business Analytics in the Singapore economy:

  • Business Analytics initiative by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) [May 2012]: “[IMDA] has identified Data and Analytics as a strategic focus area, and aims to develop Singapore into an international Data and Analytics Hub. We take an integrated approach in catalysing the growth & competiveness of key economic sectors through greater adoption of analytics, and strengthening our industry capabilities to capture the growing opportunities in global demand for Analytics services.”
  • How E-Businesses Thrive with Consumer Analytics [Economic Development Board (EDB), February 2016]: “Greater affluence and growing Internet use in Southeast Asia is fuelling the region’s e-commerce sector. But the space is becoming more competitive and companies are turning to consumer analytics to drive their decisions and get ahead.
  • Opportunities Abound in Data Analytics Sector [Straits Times, March 2016]: “According to the Economic Development Board (EDB), the data analytics sector will likely add $1 billion in value to the economy by 2017. The Infocomm Media 2025 masterplan, a government road map for the ICT sector over the next 10 years, ranks big data as one of the key strategic thrusts for the nation.