Picking The Right Program: Formats, Credentials, and MOOCs, Oh my!
Picking The Right Program: Formats, Credentials, and MOOCs, Oh my!

Abstract: 

Given the proliferation of options for education in data analytics and data science, it is not easy to choose the right program to help one achieve his/her goals. Credit vs. non-credit; degree vs. non-degree; online vs. face-to-face vs. hybrid; quick vs. protracted are all questions facing those that want to further their education. In this session, I will help you learn what questions to ask of different programs in order to determine the best fit for YOU.

Bio: 

Dr. Aleksandar (Sasha) Tomic is Associate Dean for Strategy, Innovation, & Technology, and Program Director of Master of Science in Applied Economics at the Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies. He also holds appointments as Associate Professor of Practice in Economics department of Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and Operations Management Department of Carroll School of Management. In addition to managing the MS in Applied Economics, Dr. Tomic leads strategic initiatives at the College, especially in areas of online education. Prior to joining BC, Dr. Tomic was Associate Professor at Mercer University, Professor at the Jack Welch Management Institute in Herndon, Virginia; Principal in Econometrics with HENDYPLAN, S.A. in Luxembourg; Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Programs in Business at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia; and Assistant Professor of Economics and co-founder and Director of the Center for Economic Analysis at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia.

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