When companies make critical business choices, they often rely on analysts to extract value from data to inform strategic marketing and operational decisions. In essence, analysts give data power.
UCLA Anderson, a top-ranked business school, has designed the MSBA program so that graduates will be technically fluent, relevantly experienced and fully prepared to lead in the field of business analytics.
UCLA Anderson’s MSBA program seeks holistic candidates with refined technical skills and strong communications skills in equal measure. Put another way, the equation looks like this: IQ + EQ + programming skills + ethics + humility + confidence + optimism = the ideal UCLA Anderson MSBA candidate
A focus on emerging technologies
Learning SQL, Python, R and applied math and statistics will promote rapid career growth and advancement in the field as graduates become leaders.
A career-driven internship
Providing real-world experience with some of the world’s most aspirational companies and fast-growing startups, the summer internship is facilitated by UCLA Anderson and advised by our faculty.
Experience-based student project
The Applied Analytics Project affords students the option to work as an individual with an outside company or as part of a group. Either is an opportunity to apply everything you have learned to solve a real-world problem
Internet, entertainment, health care and fraud analytics round out your industry expertise, while time-series, advanced machine learning and visualization fill your tool bag.
Weekly industry engagement
The 20-week industry seminar invites a different top data executive each week to lead a lecture and respond to student presentations on real-world data. Industry night panels keep the industry infusion robust throughout the program.
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Expected overall (above 90%)
Quantitative Score (above 92%)
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
Strong quantitative background
English language proficiency
Experience or coursework in computer programming
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