I ran across this blog posting today by a student who finished the MSPA program. “My Thoughts on Northwestern University’s MSPA“ is written by Bhaskar Karambelkar, a student who graduated this summer. He provides a comprehensive overview of the program, and rates each course on Course Content, Professor Engagement, Overall Value to the Program, and Overall Value to Me. This is well written, and worth a read by anyone considering this program.
This prompted me to look for other bloggers who are in the course or who have finished the course. I ran across a few who posted once, but did not post any follow up. If anyone knows of any other active bloggers, please let me know.
The official Northwestern University MSPA site is: http://sps.northwestern.edu/program-areas/graduate/predictive-analytics/
There are two Linked In groups that may interest you as well.
The “Northwestern University MS Predictive Analytics” group is “for current students and alumni of the Northwestern MSPA Program”. There are useful articles posted, and questions posed to the group about which professors to take for the courses, sharing of syllabus, etc. It is very useful to browse when considering which class/professor to take. There are 2,097 members currently.
The “Networking Group for Northwestern University’s MS in Predictive Analytics Program” is “an open group to allow student’s in Northwestern University’s MS in Predictive Analytics Program to network with each other. The group is open to others, including recruiters, who may be interested in networking with us. The advantage of having a networking group are three fold. First, it will enable us to have a common communication point without have to be linked directly to each other. Second, it will enable us to have a lasting connection to current, future, and past students. And third, it will enable us to be easily found by recruiters. Please note that this is not an “alumni” group and that this group has no official affiliation with Northwestern University.” There are 3,455 members currently, and the content is pretty similar to the other Linked In group.