The VANTAGE Experience
Engage in real-world experiences in a high-demand business field. Students spend both semesters working on a variety of industry-driven projects, solving data-centered business problems and learning about the rewards of project-based work.
Using Excel and Tableau, students analyze and interpret quantitative information as a critical driver of effective business strategy development. Students examine statistical methods such as sampling concepts, regression analysis and inference procedures and apply them to real and relevant business data. They learn how to build business forecast models based on analytical methods and work with leaders from the data analytics industry such as Nielsen, Centriam and Best Buy to understand how data drives improved performance in modern businesses. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.
Students are paired with a one-on-one mentor for the year as part of the VANTAGE program. Each semester, they work on external company projects, working on a real-world problem/challenge. Students receive valuable insights through guest instruction and enriching site visits that align with their academic curriculum. Throughout this experience, students develop and hone essential skills such as professionalism, teamwork, effective communication, problem-solving, and leadership.