“Students coming here want to make a difference,” Unnava said. “I’ve never seen such a thing.”
He agreed that many might think of getting an MBA as primarily a financial pursuit, but students here say “it’s more important to make a difference through their careers” than to make money.
We spoke with UC Davis Professors Dr. Bhargava and Dr. Saigal to learn more about prescriptive analytics and how it’s used in business settings. We also discuss their thoughts on the fundamentals of a solid analytics education, the UC Davis approach to teaching analytics, and the top resources for analytics students.
As a prospective UC Davis MSBA student, you might be wondering what your week might look like – especially since classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays.
At our recent kick-off event for the UC Davis MSBA program, Bryan Kirschner, Google’s API strategy lead, summed up the importance of hands-on learning by saying: “making the shift to be able to learn from doing and experimentation, is a tremendous advantage over the old way of doing things, and that’s something that there is a crying need for . . .”
More than 100 attendees and headline speaker, Bryan Kirschner, head of APIs for Google, gathered at Gallagher Hall to help us officially launch our Master of Science in Business Analytics program. The 10-month program will be held in San Francisco, the heart of the big data revolution.
Sanjay Saigal, executive director of the business analytics master’s program at the Graduate School of Management at University of California—Davis, says many mid-career business professionals are returning to school to get business analytics degrees so they can advance in their companies.
“We’re living in a different world now where it’s really information that will be the differentiator. The product is important, but data and the information you can derive from that will be the key difference for firms in today’s data-driven world.” says Associate Professor of Marketing Ashwin Aravindakshan.
UC Davis Shares R&D Magazine Top 100 Innovation Award
Professor David Woodruff teams with researchers from Sandia National Labs and Purdue University on open-source software for business, science and engineering
A powerful and flexible open-source software package developed by a team that includes UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor David Woodruff was selected as one of the 100 winners of the 2016 R&D 100 Awards.
UC Davis is offering a higher-level master’s of science and business analytics that will involve more coding, said Hemant Bhargava, the program’s academic director.
Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Combining data science tools and managerial savvy to lead organizational change.
Big data has forever altered the way businesses operate, from marketing and supply chains, to competitive strategy and human resources. A tidal wave of data continues to wash over companies. The challenge is how to harness that flood to make informed decisions that propel firms forward.