Master of Science in Business Analytics Overview
Data Driven Leadership
The Merage School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) prepares you to compete in the high-demand field of big data and business analytics across various industries and around the globe.
This intensive full-time program, now offered in a Four Quarter as well as Five Quarter delivery option, is taught by world-class faculty and leading researchers in the field. As an MSBA student, you receive the tools necessary to harvest, transform and model data to discover business insights from large volumes of structured and unstructured data.
The MSBA program is STEM-designated and eligible students have the option to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. This longer duration is especially attractive to companies interested in providing immigration sponsorship to international students. For more information about OPT and OPT STEM eligibility, please visit the International Center website.
- STEM Designated
- 90% Placement Within 6 Months of Graduation
- 85%+ Received Merit Based Scholarships
The Merage School ExperienceThe MSBA Program enabled me to achieve my short-term goal of attaining proficiency in programming and drawing insights from data. It paved the way for my long-term goals of entering the Venture Capital realm and investing in a diverse range of technology enterprises, spanning areas like AI, web3, and Blockchain. UCI stands as the foremost university in technological pursuits.Jerome Timmons Jr, MSBA '23
The Master of Science in Business Analytics applies a holistic approach to teaching analytics. The program prepares you in predictive forecasting, descriptive data mining and business insights, and prescriptive optimization and simulation methods, giving you the tools to recognize trends and patterns needed to executive creative business strategies. Our flexible curriculum allows you to customize your degree while taking courses that build and complement each other. In the program, you will engage in case studies, team projects, and learn from industry partners which culminates in a capstone project that is grounded in business reality.Learn more about Academics
Our MSBA students develop into professionals that can drive strategic decision-making and business through analytics. With the increase of data in the marketplace, companies compete for professionals who can understand, measure and execute the strategy extracted from data insights. Our Career Services team works with you individually to prepare you for the recruitment and job interview process. We partner with you to identify the best career opportunities that fit your unique goals.Learn More about Career Impact
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Violina Rindova Is Writing a New Playbook for an Uncertain Future
A few years ago, business and marketing gurus like Simon Sinek challenged companies to understand their “why” of doing business. But Violina Rindova, Merage School of Business, UCI, and Luis L. Martins, McCombs School of Business, UT Austin, push this idea even further in their paper “Moral Imagination, the Collective Desirable, and Strategic Purpose,” published in Strategy Science earlier this year.