In recent years, there has been a huge increase in the number of data, data variety and data flow rate in the world. Today, the number of data collected is increasing so rapidly that 90% of the data collected in the world, according to the researches, have been collected in the last two years. It is predicted that this data number, data diversity and data flow acceleration will continue to increase in the future. Parallel to this, by analyzing the collected data, it will further increase the need for a human resource, ie a statistician, who will convert data into information, and information into value (data is predicted to be the currency of the future).
According to the research conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016, in the next decade, many business lines will need manpower with good statistical knowledge. In the same research, the best future business opportunities are expected to be positive for those with qualitative and quantitative data analysis knowledge, and according to the projection, statistician employment is predicted to increase by 34% by 2026. This rate is a very high rate of increase in employment compared to the employment growth rates in other occupational groups. The fact that the statistics profession is always at the top of top 5 in the “Best Professions” list announced every year in the United States is perceived as an indicator that the importance of statistics will increase even more in the future. However, it is predicted that 85% of companies will use big data analytics (statistical analysis) by 2022 in the report named “Future of Jobs Report 2018” of the World Economic Forum. These studies show that there will be more need for educated manpower who knows statistics in the future. In addition, the YÖK ( Council of Higher Education) Quality Commission predicted that statistics and mathematics will gain more importance in the future and recommends that these areas should be emphasized.
Istanbul Commerce University Department of Statistics has an important place among other statistics departments in Turkey, thanks to the different fields of science which also covers application-oriented business curriculum and the success of graduates in employment and at the examination centers. In the curriculum of the department, in addition to the courses in the field of statistics, there are courses on operations research, econometrics, simulation, risk management, actuaries, there are also courses in fields such as economics, business, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation and sociology in order to use this information in an interdisciplinary manner.
Since its establishment, the Department of Statistics has trained 14 successful academicians in different fields of science. In addition, most of the graduates have or continued to study in different graduate programs of our university. In addition, a high rate of 90% of the graduates are employed in important national and international companies in different business lines both domestically and abroad. Graduates of the department of statistics can apply for jobs applied by graduates of economics and administrative sciences in the public and private sectors. In this context, Statistics department graduates have wide employment opportunities, and these opportunities will increase in the future.
As a result, the graduates of the Department of Statistics are in a very advantageous position when evaluated in terms of the 3 most important factors in the selection of the department (earnings, employment opportunities and future status).
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