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Programs and Resources

Warrington students have no shortage of ways to deepen their expertise in analytics and AI. Whether through a class, program or other resources, students are able to build a network with like-minded students and grow their knowledge of analytics and AI together.

Analytic environments

Students learn in leading-edge analytics environments intentionally designed for their development. Instead of sitting in a classroom and learning about cloud-based environments, Warrington students have accounts in the IBM and AWS Clouds to receive hands-on training in the same technology being used by leading companies around the world. Students also have access to UFIT’s multi-terabyte Data Lake and HiPerGator, the University of Florida’s supercomputer that includes the latest generation of processors and offers nodes for memory-intensive computation.

Continuing Education

The applications of AI are limitless, and whatever your interest level, you can increase your working knowledge of AI through professional development courses offered by the University of Florida.

Included in this UF offering are three short courses developed and delivered by Warrington faculty. All courses focus on Business Applications of AI in Marketing, Finance, Digital Platforms and Operations/Supply Chain Management. While the first asynchronous course is a preview, the second asynchronous provides more detail of each application. Finally, the third course is delivered in a hybrid format over 8 weeks. Participants in the second and third course can earn Continuing Education Credits, Digital Badges, and/or Micro-Credentials. More specific details of these courses are as follows:

  • Intro to AI in Business, 1 hour Asynchronous
    A team of faculty in the Warrington College of Business at UF overview successful business applications of AI methods/tools for addressing problems in finance, digital platforms, marketing, and supply chain/operations.
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business, 4 hours Asynchronous
    The focus is to provide insights into how AI tools/methods can be effectively leveraged to make better business decisions.
  • Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 15 hours Hybrid
    Participants will be exposed to a variety of AI tools/methods which can be effectively leveraged to make better business decisions. This provides a mixture of online learning as well as live lectures with Warrington’s world-class faculty.

For more information on these and other AI course offerings, please visit UF’s AI website.

Degree Programs

The Data Science and Business Analytics tracks in the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) program enrolled 220+ graduate students in Fall 2020.

  • Business Analytics Concentration
    Learn how to become a crucial translator of business functional needs into analytics processes and analyses. This concentration focuses on combining business functional knowledge and related data with analytics skills to meet the growing needs of analytics teams supporting businesses.
  • Data Science Concentration
    Learn essential skills to design systems and processes to collect and analyze data. Acquire statistical and business intelligence tools necessary to extract and communicate crucial insights effectively. This concentration combines programming, information systems, business intelligence, and quantitative business courses to provide a technical foundation for students pursuing a career in data science.

Graduate Courses

There are 22 graduate level courses offered by Warrington in areas related to AI and analytics. In addition, an experiential course offered in Summer involves projects sponsored by Accenture, UFIT and the Provost’s Office.

These classes include:

  • AI & ML Applications for Finance and FINTECH
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Business Data Presentation and Visualization
  • Analytics Processes for Business Bootcamp
  • Analytics Practicum I
  • Analytics Practicum II
  • Analytics Practicum III
  • Artificial Intelligence Methods
  • Data Analysis and Skills
  • Data Mining for Business Intelligence
  • Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)
  • Human Capital Analytics
  • Intermediate Business Programming
  • Intro to Business Intelligence
  • Intro to Python
  • Managerial Quantitative Analysis
  • Marketing Analytics I
  • Marketing Analytics II
  • Programming for Business Analytics
  • Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions
  • Supply Chain Analytics: Gaming the Supply Chain
  • Web Crawling & Text Analysis

Analytics and AI in undergraduate programming

Warrington recently introduced an undergraduate core course – Foundations of Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. This course, taught in Python, will be taken by all business majors. It will also enable Warrington to develop new business domain-specific analytics courses, a BABA specialization and a minor focused on business analytics and artificial intelligence.

The University of Florida has a public-private partnership with NVIDIA that will catapult UF’s research strength to address some of the world’s most formidable challenges, create unprecedented access to AI training and tools for underrepresented communities, and build momentum for transforming the future of the workforce.

The initiative is anchored by a $50 million gift — $25 million from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky and $25 million in hardware, software, training and services from NVIDIA, the Silicon Valley-based technology company he cofounded and a world leader in AI and accelerated computing.

Along with an additional $20 million investment from UF, the initiative will create an AI-centric data center that houses the world’s fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. Working closely with NVIDIA, UF will boost the capabilities of its existing supercomputer, HiPerGator, with the recently announced NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD™ architecture. This will give faculty and students within and beyond UF the tools to apply AI across a multitude of areas to improve lives, bolster industry, and create economic growth across the state.