After no small amount of deliberation, discussion, and courting, I ultimately decided to forgo the year-long break and immediately pursue a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Thus far, my academic and professional career has followed a linear progression from electrical engineering concepts to database management while hitting each step in the process.
However, two questions remain, what do I do with these databases that I manage? How do I wield this large amount of data in which I've been entrusted, and how do I use it to solve the problems that my business encounters? Business Analytics aims to answer these questions, and this graduate certificate is the most logical bridge between an Information Science background and the goal of obtaining a Masters of Business Administration.