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New Partnership with UNH Offers Business Analytics Course

A new partnership with the University of New Haven (UNH) will offer students a three-credit accelerated college course in business analytics.

Head of School Bob Izzo announced to Upper School students at their assembly on Friday that the opportunity would become available to them on June 8.

“The Greater New Haven Community has so much to offer our students,” said Mr. Izzo. “In addition to all of the resources that our students have been able to tap into at Yale University over the years, there are a number of other institutions of higher education, such as the University of New Haven, that are available to Hamden Hall Upper Schoolers. We want to work to create unique and worthwhile opportunities for our students.”

Parent Anthony Scillia, a CPA and Regional Managing Partner at Marcum Accountants in New Haven, helped spearhead the initiative, according to Mr. Izzo. Mr. Scillia, who serves as a member of the UNH Board of Governors and is an alumnus of the university, has offered to help students in other areas as well.

The course will be taught by Armando E. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Chair of Economics and Business Analytics at UNH. Topics such as data visualization, elementary predictive analytics concepts, fitting regressions and logistic models, working with the computer language R, and more will be covered.

Classes will be held at UNH’s Business School campus in Orange and will run for three weeks. Students will be required to attend class Monday through Thursday for three hours per day.

Mr. Izzo noted that the course is highly useful programming that has many business applications. Furthermore, students will have to meet specific criteria in order to participate, and the course will be offered at a significant discount.

“As we move forward, we hope to expand the Hamden Hall/UNH partnership,” said Mr. Izzo. “UNH is a growing university, and it is right in our backyard! For example, UNH is nationally recognized for its forensic program. Some of our students are already interested in that field. It is exciting to think about all of the possibilities.”

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