Focused Career Development

MSBA Analytics Symposium with Larry Braman, Director MSBA Career Services; Sasha Litman, McKinsey & Company; Tim Park, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Juliana Tsai, Dine Brands; Mike Thompson, Cedars Sinai Medical Center; Andrew Gottesman, PwC


Our corporate partners tell us that when it comes to analytics, they’re looking to hire a unicorn—that rare professional who can be a bridge between the data and business suites. That’s why the MSBA program sits in one of the top business schools in the world.

At Anderson MSBA, we’re growing professionals who can perform powerful analytics—and understand business well enough to convincingly communicate the data story to the non-tech business leaders who count on their insights. Our graduates assume leadership roles everywhere from startups to major corporations.

 

MSBA students have accepted full-time or internship offers from:

 
Career Services
 

100% of Class of 2018 students seeking
summer internships landed one

 

They are on track for 100% full-time employment within three months of graduation in analytics roles including:

Business Analyst

Data Scientist

Consultant

Business Intelligence Analyst

Marketing Analyst

Customer Analytics

People Analytics

Business Forensics Analyst

Strategic Pricing

Product Manager

Business Intelligence Engineer

Supply Chain Analyst

Risk Strategy Analyst

Data Engineer

 

“Career Services at Anderson's MSBA has cultivated crucial relationships with tech companies that are known for extremely competitive recruiting. It has been so much easier to get face-to-face with these recruiters as a result of their efforts”

Namita Kallianpurkar (MSBA '19)
Sr. Growth Analyst, Marketing @ LendingClub

 

Career Services

 
MSBA

Coco Ketong Ye ('18), Internship @ Visa, Full-time @ PwC

The MSBA program invests in the people and resources necessary to deliver a level of career support that is rare among specialty master’s programs. This includes securing the leadership and dedicated services of Larry Braman, who brings over ten years of career consulting experience placing technology-focused professionals. Larry works closely with each student to craft and execute a career plan so they can land internships and full-time jobs in their targeted industries.

Additionally, our program offers numerous career and professional development workshops, with an emphasis on building the communications skills essential to confidently “tell the data story” to stakeholders across the business spectrum.

Larry Braman

Director, Career Services

Larry Braman built the Career Services function for UCLA Anderson's MSBA program. In addition to advising and mentoring MSBA students, he also leads efforts in developing relationships with companies that would benefit from hiring MSBA students in internships and full time roles. Previous to joining Anderson, Larry founded a successful career consultancy, Global Career Consulting & Placement, as well as Career University, an online career learning platform. Larry has designed and delivered hundreds of career development workshops and seminars for organizations such as Amgen, CBRE, Kia Motors USA, Baxter Healthcare, and the California Community Foundation. Previously, he held management or creative roles at Disney, Warner Brothers, MGM, and Macy's. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Circle in the Square Theater School, Larry holds multiple career coaching certifications from Lee Hecht Harrison, the world's leading provider of corporate outplacement services.

"Career Services is more than resume and interviewing support. I see it as a highly personalized coaching engagement, where each student is a client with unique challenges and goals."

Larry Braman, Director of Career Services

 

Meet and Learn From Analytics Leaders
From the World’s Top Companies

 

MSBA thanks the following organizations for providing analytics leaders to teach and network with our students:

20th Century Fox, Abbott Laboratories, Adobe, Airbnb, Aspiration, AT&T, Bain & Company, BCG Gamma, BlackLine, Blizzard Entertainment, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City of Los Angeles, Credit Suisse, DeciBio Consulting, Dell, Dine Brands, Factual, Google, Kite Pharma, LinkedIn, Machinima, McKinsey and Co., Microsoft, Neustar Marketplace, Nike, Paramount Pictures, Perfect Price, Poshmark, Retina, Riot Games, Shopify, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Syneos Health and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, The Walt Disney Company, Tealium, TiqAssist, ZS Associates, ZipRecruiter

We introduce you directly to analytics leaders, hiring managers and recruiters through special events like industry nights, the Industry Seminar course, company-sponsored data challenges, special presentations, info/recruiting sessions, “field trips” to visit companies and career fairs.

Students also have access to a multitude of live and online career resources from UCLA and Anderson, including the many Anderson student clubs.

"Recruiting is a daunting process, but the career services team was extremely helpful in keeping us on top of our game. Whether it was one-on-one sessions with personalized feedback for improving our presentation skills and pitches, or learning how to evaluate and negotiate offers, I always felt confident at every step of the process. Also, the numerous sessions with industry professionals were beneficial not only in keeping us aware of industry practices and expectations, but also in building a strong professional network."

Utkarsh Sharma (’18)
Data and Business Relationship Management Intern @ Sony