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You’ve spent years chasing your degree. But now, on the edge of tomorrow, you’re wrestling with one big question: which job should I take?
The Decision Science Accelerator is a partnership between industry experts and academics that will equip you to be one step ahead. It’s an engaging, intensive new approach to recruiting university graduates for the various roles within the decision science landscape in businesses in South Africa.
You will experience first-hand what it’s like to practice decision science in a business environment. After some online courses, you will see decision science come to life in a two-week interactive boot camp. The camp is fully remote, both to keep you safe from COVID-19 and to prepare you optimally for a world of work where remote collaboration is fast becoming the new normal. You will learn how industry-grade decision science is the product of company culture, project management, ethics and compliance, business understanding, data engineering, data analysis, modeling, infrastructure, and storytelling.
This is your chance to demonstrate that you’re a team player and a proactive learner and that you rise to the challenge when taken out of your comfort zone.
What Is Decision Science?
You may be more familiar with the term “data science” than the term "decision science."
What’s the difference?
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods to extract valuable insights from structured and unstructured data.
Decision science is the interdisciplinary field that converts such insights into automated services which in turn help solve complex decision-making problems.
It’s decision science that helps Uber match requests from passengers to drivers based on proximity, ratings and other variables. How does a mobile operator shape and allocate promotional offers? How do the Houston Astros optimise team selection? In both cases, it’s decision science. And that’s just the start – from medical aids to mobile networks and banking to baseball – decision science is at the forefront of building a better world for everyone.