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 15 month on-campus program--September 2019 to December 2020-- 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 effectivelywith 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.
With a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students have access to world-renowned leaders in business analytics
Associate Professor Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
One of Long's specialties includes applying quantitative analysis to the ambiguities of the health care industry.
Associate Professor Strategy
Chen is the former head of economic research for Uber where he redesigned the dynamic surge pricing model.
Distinguished Professor, James Collins Professor of Marketing Statistics and Economics
Rossi's research and methods have greatly influenced the development of analytic pricing tools.
Professor of Economics Global Economics and 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.