The Master of Science in Business Analytics prepares you for a wide range of high-demand opportunities in big data and business analytics across a variety of industries throughout California and beyond. Taught by world-class faculty and leading researchers in the field, this intensive one-year, full-time program thoroughly prepares you to handle large volumes of structured and non-structured data and apply a variety of analytics methods to the data in different business contexts.
The MSBA program is STEM-designated and 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.
Life in Orange County
Located in the heart of Orange County, the nationally recognized University of California, Irvine is a vibrant research-based campus. As one of the founding schools at UCI, the Merage School offers access to venture capital, multiple fortune 500 companies and is halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Orange County, specifically Irvine, is a diverse and safe area filled with beaches, mountains, hiking trails and entertainment options making it a destination for professionals and vacationers alike.