The New Engine of Business
 

Become a Master of Business Analytics

 

Technology now touches every part of our lives. The amount of data available in the business world and financial markets is exploding. Businesses, government, consumers, investors, policymakers and others face major challenges as well as opportunities to adapt to the results of the fast-moving flow of information. The UCLA Anderson Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 13 month program that will give you the tools to become a leader in this rapidly evolving and in-demand field.

 

About Our Program

 

The data revolution has given birth to entirely new fields in academics. In particular, new paradigms are being developed to manage, capture, describe, and analyze the flow of data, and to extract useful and targeted information that can be used to make informed business decisions.

One of the most important areas in which these paradigms are having an important impact is in business data analytics, or business analytics for short. Specifically, business analytics is the application of statistical, computational, quantitative, econometric, and management tools to the informational flows for the purpose of addressing business needs.



In the employment market, there is a demand for people who are facile in building models and manipulating data and who have a strong fundamental understanding of the economics of the firm and appreciation of the firm’s objectives. In addition, there is a need for people who can communicate effectively with others who are not well trained or well versed in analytical methods and models. Current demand for data scientists and analytics is being satisfied primarily with individuals with a computer science background who do not necessarily have the expertise to understand how firms develop products and compete.

 

Trailblazing Faculty

 

With a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students have access to world-renowned leaders
in business analytics

Elisa Long

Assistant Professor
Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

One of Long's specialties includes applying quantitative analysis to the ambiguities of the health care industry.

Keith Chen

Associate Professor
Strategy

Chen is the former Head of Economic Research for Uber where he redesigned the dynamic Surge pricing model.

Peter Rossi

Distinguished Professor, James Collins Professor of Marketing
Statistics and Economics

Rossi's research and methods have greatly influenced the development of analytic pricing tools.

Paola Giuliano

Associate Professor of Economics
Global Economics & Management

Giuliano's main areas of research are culture and economics and political economy.  She serves as a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association