MSQM: Accelerated Business Analytics
United States Naval Academy
MBA coursework in quantitative areas piqued my interest in how data analytics could be leveraged for every business, and I wanted to go beyond the basics we’d covered at that level. Duke offered a terrific combination of value, flexibility, and rigor that was unmatched by any other program in further developing this skillset. With the data analytics familiarity I’ve gained from the MSQM program, I can confidently articulate decisions and arguments for a variety of subjects based on statistical inference. I can lean on data analytics comfortably in the future as the foundation of career success.
In my role, I develop and implement a pre-deployment training program for Navy helicopter pilots. I help tie together the Executive, Maintenance, Operations, and Training departments of my military squadron, serving as a subject matter expert for tactics and ensuring important missions are executed at the highest level of proficiency.
If I continue a career in the Navy, I’ll plan to apply MSQM concepts to human performance and warfighting research within military aviation. If I separate from the military, I plan to use data analytics concepts as a core part of my decision making for any career I pursue.
My Favorite Professor
Professor Barak Richman is a standout. He has the unique ability to lead a free-flowing debate about data and ethics that gets the whole class involved without straying away from the main focus of a class.