The purpose of this paper is to explore the demand for big data and analytics curriculum, provide an overview of the curriculum available from the SAP University Alliances program, examine the evolving usage of such curriculum, and suggest an academic research agenda for this topic.
In this work, the authors reviewed recent academic utilization of big data and analytics curriculum in a large faculty-driven university program by examining school hosting request logs over a four-year period. The authors analyze curricula usage to determine how changes in big data and analytics are being introduced to academia.
Results indicate that there is a substantial shift toward curriculum focusing on big data and analytics.
Because this research only considered data from one proprietary software vendor, the scope of this project is limited and may not generalize to other university software support programs.
Faculty interested in creating or furthering their business process programs to include big data and analytics will find practical information, materials, suggestions, as well as a research and curriculum development agenda.
Faculty interested in creating or furthering their programs to include big data and analytics will find practical information, materials, suggestions, and a research and curricula agenda.
The authors would like to thank the SAP University Alliances program and the world-wide peer hosting centers.
McLeod, A.J., Bliemel, M. and Jones, N. (2017), "Examining the adoption of big data and analytics curriculum", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 506-517. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-12-2015-0174
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