MOOC Platforms Are Filling The Gaping Business Analytics Talent Void

Online learning helps reduce big data skills shortages

The gaping business analytics skills gap grows ever wider. The consultancy McKinsey & Company foresees a shortage of 1.8 million big data specialists by 2018. SAS, a business analytics company, says firms struggle to fill 77% of big data jobs. Any business school worth its salt is now teaching the skill to budding executives, who will need to harness data to make better decisions. But online learning platforms are increasingly important in reducing the talent shortage.

Author: Seb Murray

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