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IBM partnering with MU to prepare students for Big Data careers

IBM announced that it will partner with 28 schools and universities, including the University of Missouri, to help prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs experts predict will be created worldwide by 2015 in support of Big Data. Through this program, IBM will help expand current curricula and/or create new curricula to provide students with the knowledge and information technology skills for data-intensive careers. MU is developing an interdisciplinary master’s degree in data science and analytics and will provide students with access to IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture to have a comprehensive skill set in building, deploying, and managing cloud resources to analyze big data in journalism, engineering, informatics and learning analytics.

More information about the partnership can be found here.