The program is a perfect amalgamation of a great curriculum and top faculty. I will be able to leverage and hone my existing quantitative and data mining skills. I will be able to arm myself with advance knowledge and skills in predictive analytics, unstructured data analysis, and decision models for supply chain management. Moreover, I will learn the tools and methods to aid decision making which will help to create better, more intuitive products and services for consumers. Specifically, the decision analysis tools and frameworks concentrated on predictive analytics and optimization will help me to understand the relationships between simulation, prediction, and optimization. As a result, I can derive insight from data sets to speed up the decision-making process, synchronize financial and operational strategies, and uncover optimization opportunities. The most important takeaway from my studies, will be my hands-on learning from the applied project. I can apply data science techniques to real world business problems, develop a model for decision making, and communicate my findings. During my time at ASU, I will have networking opportunities with fellow students and alumni working in the industry.