DATA ANALYTICS PROJECTS – LEARN BY DOING
Students engage in interdisciplinary activities leading to three completed project, by analyzing real world problems and data provided by our industry partners. Students synthesize ideas and techniques learned throughout the MSBA program.
All projects are team based. Teams are assigned by advisors and faculty with each student’s undergraduate background and core skill set in mind. The students gain valuable experience working effectively in a team for a client in a consultant-like relationship.
Faculty, drawn equally from the technical and management disciplines, provide guidance throughout the project. In addition, there are regular checkpoints and scheduled office hours with the industry partners themselves.
The output is a professional written report, robust data models, and a presentation to industry partners, faculty, and advisors.
CLICK HERE to read an article by a former MSBA student about his experience working with our partners on projects.
PROJECT EXPERIENCE LEADS TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Armed with a unique hands-on learning experience–working directly with data analytics teams at various clients–students are well-positioned for job opportunities after graduation. In fact, two-thirds of the companies who have sponsored projects with Cal Poly’s MSBA program have gone on to hire at least one student from the program. Learn more about our job placement here.
INDUSTRY PARTNER PERSPECTIVE
Watch an industry partner and our students discuss their experience working on one of our analytic projects.