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MS Business Analytics

About MS Business Analytics

About MS Business Analytics

Data has changed the way businesses make decisions. More than ever organizations need data-savvy leaders with strategies and approaches informed by data. Our MS in Business Analytics is an accelerated, interdisciplinary and industry-relevant program that holistically develops both the analytical mindset and technical skills needed for success in today’s competitive marketplace.

Our 10-month program offers students an incredible opportunity to advance their professional careers in the fast-growing data analytics field. This comprehensive program encompasses statistics, machine learning, econometrics, marketing analytics, and data management. Students also work collaboratively on real-world industry projects, providing them valuable experience working for a client in a team. Our emphasis on advanced statistical modeling, data visualization and communication means students learn to ask the right questions to create actionable intelligence.

Application /
Important Dates

  • Feb 1, 2020

    Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2020

  • Apr 1, 2020

    Application Deadline for Fall 2020 (International Applicants)

  • Jun 1, 2020

    Application Deadline for Fall 2020

Key Features

Industry Connections

Industry Connections

The MS in Business Analytics program is supported by an advisory board of top industry executives, who help shape curriculum and assure it is aligned with industry needs, enabling our students to stay at the forefront of marketplace trends.

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Interdisciplinary

Our holistic, integrated approach is unique. Students in our program tackle everything from advanced statistical modeling to strategic marketing analytics, to business consulting and machine learning. This helps bridge the business-to-technical skills gap, equipping our graduates for success.

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Hands-On Experience

Aligned with the Cal Poly Learn by Doing philosophy, MS Analytics students engage in six months of consulting projects with industry partners, working as valued consultants on real data-driven business problem and solutions.

Faculty

Alfred Castillo

Assistant Professor Mgmt, HR & Info Systems

Leida Chen

Leida Chen

Professor Mgmt, HR & Info Systems

Patty Dahm

Assistant Professor, Management

Brennan Davis

Brennan Davis

Associate Professor of Marketing

Garland Durham

Garland Durham

Associate Professor of Finance

Allison Ellis

Assistant Professor, Management and Human Resources

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

Professor of Economics

Samuel Frame

Associate Professor of Statistics

Kyle Hofer-Mora

Director of Business Analytics

Sanjiv Jaggia

Sanjiv Jaggia

Professor of Economics and Finance

Jonathan James

Jonathan James

Associate Professor of Economics

Kevin Lertwachara

Kevin Lertwachara

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Information Systems

Aric Shafran

Aric Shafran

Professor of Economics and Economics Area Chair

Curriculum Overview

From data visualization, data mining to econometrics, our curriculum embraces the latest approaches and developments in the data analytics field. We also offer a number of cutting-edge elective classes that allow students to explore concepts...

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Program Specifics

The MSBA program at Cal Poly is positioned at the crossroads of statistical modeling, big data management, and actionable business insights.  We prepare our students to enter the job market with advanced technical skills without losing sight of the business purpose behind the analysis.   Learn more about Cal Poly’s MS...

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Events

2019 Graduate Programs Graduate Fair Schedule

We'll be on the road at various California Graduate Fairs!

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August 29, 2018 Thru
November 21, 2019

Orfalea College of Business Graduate Commencement – 6/12/20

OCOB Graduate Commencement: 4-6pm

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June 12, 2020
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Student Profiles

Naren Doddapaneni

Naren Doddapaneni,
MS Business Analytics

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Jeff Ernst

Jeff Ernst,
MS Business Analytics

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Matt Fagan

Matt Fagan,
MS Business Analytics

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Ashley Goodin

Ashley Goodin
MS Business Analytics

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Sally Nguyen

Sally-Nguyen,
MS Business Analytics

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Arjun Reddy Toom

Arjun Reddy Toom,
MS Business Analytics

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