Program News

Get a roundup of program news from the spring, summer and fall 2020 here.

Business Analytics Adds Master’s Program, Minor, Concentration

This fall, the University added a graduate program in business analytics, plus a minor and concentration. The graduate program is a 30-credit program that can be completed online or on campus in as little as a year. The University also offers a specialization in business analytics within its MBA program.

"Business intelligence, data analysis and data visualization are top skills in demand, and they are all reflected in the courses that are offered in our business analytics program,” said Nabil Tamimi, Ph.D., chair of the Operations and Information Management Department.

For more information on the undergraduate program, click here and follow this link for additional information on the business analytics master’s program. 

More New Minors

Forensic Accounting

The new forensic accounting minor provides students of any major with an understanding of basic accounting and an opportunity to acquire related knowledge and skills to prevent and detect occupational fraud including asset misappropriation, corruption and financial statement fraud.

Sports Communication 

The new sports communication minor focuses on helping students acquire and employ the techniques of professional mass communication within the broad field of sports.

Student Group Wins Second National Award

For the second year in a row, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recognized the University’s student chapter as one of just five Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation for the 2019-2020 academic year. The IMA’s Award of Excellence is presented to the top student chapters that qualified for Gold Status.  

“Being an officer in the IMA Student Chapter has provided me many opportunities to learn more about leadership through connecting with other IMA officers worldwide. From that, I can share my leadership experience and promote the importance of the CMA certification with our IMA members” said Ngoc Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, president of the IMA.

University Celebrates 50 Years of Computing Sciences

The Alumni Society, in coordination with the Computing Sciences Department, teamed up to host a Zoom social on Sept. 17 to celebrate 50 years of Computing Sciences at Scranton. The event included members of graduating classes from 1975 to 2020, current students and faculty members.

This social served as a kickoff event for the department with several other events planned to commemorate this milestone.

“At a traditional social or cocktail party, people tend to just cluster with those they know.  In this case, on Zoom with alumni attendees spanning nearly 50 years, people initially just got thrown together, but they all had the same thing in common.  They all graduated from Scranton with degrees in computing,” said Paul M. Jackowitz '77, assistant professor of Computing Sciences.

Read a profile from this magazine about Jackowitz here.

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