IBM has launched a new program in partnership with universities which will allow them to teach analytics to students right in the classroom.
The company introduced programs in China, India, Ireland and Scotland to help universities churn out students adept at analytics from day one, catering to the demand for analysts as the world continues to generate staggering amounts of data every day.
IBM has partnered with 500 universities across India on a faculty training program to certify business school teachers so they are able to impart the knowledge to students, teaching them how to apply analytics in business operations.
The company has also partnered with the University of West of Scotland (UWS) to introduce new courses on analytics. The Xi'an Jiao Tong University in China has also developed a special curriculum for the same, as reported by EE Times India.
"Through IBM's Academic Initiative, universities are adding analytics to their course offerings, establishing new degree programs and now we are seeing an acceleration in global demand for training in analytics," said Jim Corgel, general manager of IBM's Academic Initiative.
"By combining IBM's leadership in analytics with its global reach, we will begin to bridge the gap between to better equip students for new job opportunities," he said.