The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is a STEM-designated, intensive one-year, full-time degree program for students with or without work experience. Taught by world-class faculty and leading researchers in the field, graduates of this program will be eminently qualified for big data and analytics careers.
- Data Analytics – actuaries, database administrators, financial analysts, information security analysts, management analysts, survey researchers
- Marketing Analytics – market research analysts, marketing specialists, marketing managers, sales managers, survey researchers
- Operations Analytics – analytics specialist, financial analysts, management analysts, operations research analysts, statisticians, transportation, storage and distribution managers
Within these flexible tracks, you may mix and match electives across the subject areas depending on your interests and career aspirations.
As a member of a team, you will also complete a capstone project featuring a real-business project with a Southern California company.
Currently, there is high demand for professionals in big data and business analytics across a range of industries in California and beyond. The MSBA degree provides the skills for these opportunities, including the ability to handle large volumes of structured and non-structured data, apply a variety of analytics methods to the data and to gain valuable insight into different business contexts.
If you are seeking STEM certification, the MSBA program allows up to 36 months of optional practical training upon graduation. This longer duration—compared to 12 months in our MBA program—is attractive to companies interested in providing immigration sponsorship to international students.
Situated in the heart of Orange County, California, the Merage School at UCI combines the best of Southern California in a bustling, lively economic hub in a beachside city with global connections. As America’s safest big city for 11 consecutive years, Irvine sits midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Our suburban campus has close ties to the business community and county as a whole. Students at the Merage School spend their time outside of the classroom on the beautiful beaches lining Orange County’s Pacific Coast, or exploring the nearby mountains and vast scenery. The Merage School’s location and world-class, forward-thinking education gives you tools to succeed in a corporation, start-up or any other business endeavor you want to pursue.
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