The Center for Business Analytics proudly supports the following degree and non-degree programs at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Master of Science in Business Analytics
This 12-month master program (from June to June) offers work compatible schedule with hybrid courses (40% in-person + 60% asynchronous eLearning). Classes are held biweekly on Saturdays. MSBA offers extensive knowledge of Business Analytics and work-based learning with an Industry Applied Project.
The minor in Business Data Analytics is designed for undergraduate students in any major at UW Tacoma to understand how to interpret and analyze data. This minor requires 25 credits including 15 credits from three required courses and 10 credits of electives from the approved elective list.
In this professional education program, students choose and complete any 12 courses that we offer in the program within 24 months. Students select courses that meet their specific learning goals, allowing for maximum flexibility and customization. Upon completion of these courses, students will be issued a digital certificate in Foundations for Data & Analytics.
At the Center for Business Analytics, we strive to innovate and catalyze new ideas as they develop. We have magnificent faculty and staff whose breadth and depth of knowledge is vital to achieving this mission. We are currently seeking visiting faculty, part-time lecturers, and instructors in Business Analytics, Information Systems, Statistics & Operations Management.
If you are interested in applying, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of our curriculum includes emerging technologies and topics, familiarizing students to newer aspects of the rapidly evolving field of big data. If you are interested in co-creating or delivering professional education courses, contact us so we can hear your proposal.
If you would like to submit a course proposal, please send an email to email@example.com.
Career Readiness for Data, Analytics and AI Program
The Career Readiness for Data, Analytics and AI Program aims to provide resources and a defined path to students who would like to prepare for a career in the fields of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. We believe that extracurricular activities, community engagement, volunteer projects, attendance at professional events, and active participation in the Data Analytics community are critical for professional development and career readiness in this field. Many students focus only on their academic success and overlook how these additional activities play an essential role in a successful career. We encourage all students to start preparing for their future careers at the beginning of their academic journey by engaging with the Data Analytics community, taking on leadership roles, and adopting a mindset of lifelong learning.
There are 3 pathways for students:
Level 1 – Career Readiness for Data, Analytics and AI Program: Available for all undergraduate and graduate students at UW Seattle, UW Tacoma and UW Bothell.
Click on the link below to learn more on 3 pathways to earn a digital badge demonstrating your career readiness and get some tips on professional development activities which will help you get ready for a career in Data Analytics and AI fields.
Click the button below to learn more about the 3 pathways for earning a digital badge demonstrating career readiness and get tips on professional development activities to help students get ready for a career in Data Analytics and AI fields.
The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) in the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma serves as a catalyst for research, education, and innovation in the use of analytics, big data and smart machines. The Center works directly with corporate partners to identify, frame, and study critical business issues and opportunities. In addition, the CBA designs, manages, and provides support for the technology ecosystem serving the students in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and Business Analytics minor programs. This ecosystem includes Virtual Analytics Lab (currently hosted in Microsoft Azure), eLearning Instructional Lab (hosted in Canvas), Power BI Report Server, SQL Server and Databases, and more.
Student employees help CBA staff with daily operations and have the opportunity to support many new innovative projects in the Center. Student employees work under the close supervision and mentorship of the Academic Director, Operations & Programs Manager, and Technologist.
Internship: Internships provide an opportunity for students to work in a business, agency, or organization and implement what they are learning in their program to real-world experiences. Students will also learn about the company’s culture, and meet decision-makers within the organization who may provide valuable insights into your future career. During the internship experience, students work alongside professionals at the business and are mentored by supervisors. Students are often assigned to special projects that align with their areas of interest and provide a platform to put what they have learned in the classroom into practice. Additionally, internships may often lead to full-time employment for students as businesses may consider the internship as an extended interview for post-graduate employment.
CBA Digital Badge Program
What is the Center for Business Analytics Digital Badge Program?
The digital badge program allows for web-enabled evidence of learning, participation, and completion of skills or achievements. Digital badges are easily verified online and can be shared across different digital channels for demonstration of achievement.
The Center for Business Analytics (CBA) believes that every step matters in the path of learning, and digital badging is a convenient and accessible way to recognize a student’s achievement and acquired skill set. That’s why the CBA utilizes Badgr, a badging platform, to issue badges to students who meet specific criteria that the CBA has set up.
Departments at Milgard School of Business who would like to offer digital badge credentials for their programs should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the requirements and submit their request.
Display your Business Analytics skills with verifiable badges
The Milgard Center for Business Analytics currently issues the following badges. For more information on the badge and its earning criteria, please click on the badge image.
To earn a badge, a student needs to meet the specific criteria that are defined in the badge itself. In order to earn the complete program certification for Foundations for Data Analytics, you must attend and complete a minimum of 12 modules.
Earning the MSBA or Minor in Business Data Analytics badges may require participation in volunteer data analytics projects, authoring some content for the Analytics Innovation Blog site, and more. All badges are unique and depend on the specific badge criteria.
The CBA issues Foundations for Data Analytics badges to those who earned them, a week after completion of the entire program. MSBA and Minor in Business Data Analytics badges are issued upon request after presenting the evidence of meeting the badge earning criteria. Please contact email@example.com when you think that you are eligible to earn one or more of our badges.
When the CBA issues a badge, the badge recipient is notified via an email from Badgr Pro. Badge recipients can then download or share their badge using this email. You can also create a Badgr Account to store and interact with the badges you've earned.
How can I share my badge?
A recipient can share their badges via a link, directly to the social media channels, or by using embed codes which can be retrieved from the recipient's Badgr Account. More information on badge sharing options and step by step instructions can be found at the following web pages:
Yes, if you have a Badgr account you can print your earned badges in certificate format. More information on how to print a badge in certificate format can be found at the following web page. If you don’t have a Badgr account, you can create one.
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Are you interested in the uniquely rewarding experience of serving the local community while practicing your data skills and building your resume? One way to do this is by joining the UW Tacoma Analytics Innovation Club. Under the guidance of the Milgard School's Center for Business Analytics, the Analytics Innovation Club provides UW students the opportunity to volunteer on pro-bono applied analytics projects which aim to help local organizations solve their problems through data-driven insights. The Analytics Innovation Club works on real-world projects provided by the Center for Business Analytics. In the past, the Analytics Innovation Club has partnered with the following organizations: