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Master of Science in Business Analytics

MS in Business Analytics program is designed to satisfy the contemporary needs in all business fields for data science technology and applications. With the development of information technology, especially the quick spread of IoT technology in consumer and supply chain fields, data explosion phenomenon is happening from small/personal businesses to multi-billion global businesses. Talents with data analytics competences are highly demanded by all organizations.

To provide in-depth and rigorous training in Business Analytics, this program emphasizes both the technical and the application perspectives of data analytics. Graduates from this program are anticipated to be able to,

  • develop business initiatives with strong story-telling ability
  • lead organizational changes with data driven decision making;
  • proficiently use programming and database tools for descriptive, discovery, predictive, and prescriptive analytics;

Graduates from this program will demonstrate in-depth knowledge in database, statistics, optimization, and decision theories, and be equipped with skills in Python/R, data warehousing, data mining, text mining and web analytics, big data analytics, and predictive/prescriptive modeling focusing on business applications. The program will focus on the implication of business analytics on various business functional areas such as marketing, supply chain management, finance, information systems, and prepare students with competencies to lead data-driven changes.

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Program Highlights

  • One year expedited or 2 year normal length for both full-time and part-time students
  • STEM program
  • Project experiences throughout the program
  • Learn powerful toolboxes (R, Python, Tableau, Hadoop etc.)
  • Focus on business story telling competences
  • Convenient locations at Cal Poly Pomona

Accreditation and Rankings

  • College of Business Administration, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona AACSB Accredited
  • U.S. News ranked Cal Poly Pomona No. 2 among “Top Public Schools” focused on undergraduates in the western region and No. 14 on the “2020 Best Regional Universities – West” list, from a pool of 128 universities in 15 states. The university was also recognized as one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the region at No. 3
  • In Money Magazine’s 2019 ranking of “The Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” by quality, affordability and alumni success, Cal Poly Pomona rose to No. 41, up six places from a year ago. In Money’s “Most Transformative Colleges List” for 2019, which was based on the magazine’s “value-added scores for graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment,” Cal Poly Pomona was ranked No. 14.
  • Cal Poly Pomona ranked No. 3 in the nation among the universities that help low income students find financial success, according to the “2018 Social Mobility Index.” The university is one of only five that has ranked in the ranking’s top 20 for five consecutive years.
  • Forbes' third annual America's Best Value College list ranks Cal Poly Pomona among the best in the nation for a student's return on investment. The university was No. 59 among the 300 schools that made the list.
  • PayScale names Cal Poly Pomona one of the nation's "Best Value Colleges" in its 2018 College ROI Report. The university is ranked No. 96 nationally based on in-state tuition, moving up from No. 124 in 2017.
  • Money Magazine listed Cal Poly Pomona at No. 25 nationally among the 2019 “Best Colleges for Transfer Students.” The outlet started with educational quality, affordability, and alumni success then looked at four and six-year graduation rates as well as the share of transfer students on campus.
Cal Poly Pomona is among the nation’s leaders for first-year student retention in schools with acceptance rates above 50 percent, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The university ranked No. 30, with 89 percent of Pomona’s first-year, full-time, undergraduate students in fall 2015 returning to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year
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For more information about the Master of Science in Business Analytics Degree, please contact:

Dr. Yuanjie He 
Chair of Technology and Operations Management Department in CBA Cal Poly Pomona
he@cpp.edu
(909) 869 2458
3801 W. Temple Avenue 
Pomona, CA 91768 

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Drew Hwang, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair
Computer Information Systems Department
College of Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Email: dhwang@cpp.edu  

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