Student Voices

Carol Lee

Carol Lee

MSBA '16

"Northeastern’s MS in Business Analytics equipped me with the interdisciplinary techniques I needed to solve real-world business problems."


Q: What did you learn while studying Business Analytics at Northeastern?

A: Northeastern’s MS in Business Analytics equipped me with the interdisciplinary techniques I needed to solve real-world business problems. I learned from reputable faculty, who provided us with data cases and examples from their own experience and industry. The skills I gained from working through those cases I was then able to apply to my capstone project.

Q:What was your biggest take-away from earning your MSBA at D’Amore McKim School of Business?

A:My master’s confirmed my interest in business analytics and led me down my current path; I’m pursuing a PhD in Information Systems for Data Science. Between the relationships I shared with my professors, my classes, and the real-world work I had completed, my master’s degree really informed my career trajectory.

Q:How did the MSBA best prepare you for a career in analytics?

A:The MS in Business Analytics offered useful interdisciplinary courses, including information quality, data mining, and visualization. The faculty taught me new, innovative techniques to managing data in an impactful way. They prepared me to enter the analytics field and apply my skills to businesses looking to improve through data-driven decision-making.

Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?

A:I would say that D’Amore-McKim provides a unique opportunity for students who want to explore data in a business context. The program offered helpful, real-world examples, and the professors are excellent and will teach you skills you can apply to any field. I would recommend the graduate program to any student interested in learning more about business analytics.

Q:Describe your experience taking online courses.

A:The online classes provide a unique learning experience that allowed for easy interaction with classmates and professors. The convenience of the courses made the degree flexible and customizable to fit my busy schedule.