UCLA Anderson School of Management will add a Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree program as a possible track for business graduate students. The MSBA will enable students to take advantage of the growing need for business analysts.
The 13-month business analytics degree program will offer courses that give insight into fields such as healthcare and entertainment. Students will also be required to complete a four-credit summer internship that will allow them to apply their education in a business setting. MSBA registrants will have a 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio, giving them ample access to Anderson’s renowned faculty
The curriculum will require that students gain a thorough understanding of programming and data management, as well as statistics and mathematics. Students will then take courses that allow them to practice applying data analytics principles to real-world situations.
Anderson’s MSBA track may be an attractive option for recent graduates, as it is shorter than the standard MBA program and does not require previous work experience.
Rapid advances in technology have led to an influx of data for businesses—and a subsequent demand for qualified professionals to sift through this data and use their findings to advance a company’s mission. The value of business analytics experts who can interpret the constant stream of information and help companies strategize based on the information they accrue has become of increasingly critical importance
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