New analytics degree aims to confront persistent skills gap.

analytics-MSFacing a critical skills gap in data and analytics, the U.S. is hungry for graduate-level degree programs to meet snowballing demand.

Capella University is teaming with analytics software and services provider SAS to launch a new Master of Science in Analytics degree program.

Capella’s online program aims to accommodate more students and busy schedules.

According to consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the supply of data is exploding, and demand for analytical talent could be 50 to 60 percent higher than the projected supply by 2018.

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