Practicum Projects


Transform Your Data into Insights: Industry-Sponsored Practicum Projects – The Data Science & Business Analytics (DSBA) MS Program at Wayne State University has openings every year for organizations interested in sponsoring a practicum project for the spring/summer semester. Student teams, guided by faculty experts, utilize state-of-the-art big data tools and platforms along with data science and analytics techniques to develop effective proof-of-concept solutions to assist sponsors with their big data initiatives.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • High impact project results: Team projects consist of highly visible data science and business analytics challenges with both engineering and business components. A successful team project is one which could add value to your organization, potentially resulting in a significant return on your company’s investment and improving its competitive advantage.
  • Early recruiting opportunities: Team projects help with your recruiting efforts, giving you early access to our bright and talented students. Once a team has been assembled, team projects provide a highly effective evaluation and recruitment environment.
  • No long-term commitment: Teams will work closely with the sponsoring organization throughout the project. Once complete, teams will hand-off the project by delivering all the code sets and tools along with a final results presentation to the sponsoring organization.

Put our data smart warriors to work for you by submitting a practicum project sponsorship proposal today!

You are invited to put the power of Wayne State University’s MSDSBA program to work for your business as a sponsoring company. The sponsor fee is determined by the scope of the project and covers the cost of project administration and faculty involvement.

You may submit a project proposal by completing the proposal form. In addition, you can also access sample project proposals.

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