The CBA co-creates value with and for businesses and communities in 5 primary ways
The CBA serves as a catalyst and provides access to knowledge related to the use of analytics, big data and digital transformation for students in the undergraduate and Master programs. Students can use the CBA as a resource center to locate next-generation savvy business analysts, project managers, analytics managers, chief analytics officers, digital talents, T-shaped analytical thinkers and adaptive innovators. Our students are educated to make effective and efficient business decisions that solve existing problems or cultivate new opportunities, improving the performance of organizations.
Executive and Professional Development Programs
Through the CBA's professional education offerings, our faculty integrate a variety of teaching approaches that provide the skills necessary to enable organizations to meet and exceed business objectives and performance goals. The Center develops and delivers a number of short courses for working professionals, career changers, and new graduates from all sectors interested in business analytics, service transformation, and technology innovation.
The Center works with businesses and organizations to address problems by conducting and supporting cutting-edge research in data and service sciences with a business lens. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to become a partner with us.
Our problem-focused research approach is as follows, and is built around value co-creation with an organization:
Business: What are the problems and/or opportunities?
Data: What data and/or digital service could solve this problem?
Analyze: What models and methods can I apply to solve this problem?
Revolutionize: How to apply these concepts to a organization?
The CBA is in the process of creating an industry advisory board that represents a range of industry sectors and brings in diverse business interests and problems to advance the science of data and innovation.
We are currently working on a number of business and community-oriented programs, such as advisory board, applied projects, guest speakers, industry mentors for projects, and student competitions. Please stay tuned to learn more!
Virtual Analytics Innovation Lab
The Virtual Analytics Innovation Lab provides a comprehensive technology ecosystem to students, staff and faculty to help them address the problems of today and tomorrow. It specializes in data analytics and innovation, and lets users access collections of software, processes, tools, and templates. These resources enable our community to analyze, design, and develop prototypes and proof of concept digital solutions in the fields of data analytics, data science, big data and cloud computing. Let us know if you would like us to assist you to co-develop programs to introduce your solutions to students and the academic world.
The CBA has led nearly 65Community/Industry & Academia Partnership Projects in the last 5 years. The CBA’s MSBA program alone has conducted 59 projects (MSBA Applied Projects) in partnership with 251 MSBA students. Here is an overview of MSBA projects, both past and present.
We aim to increase impact and awareness through research, education, and service and drive engagement at the intersection of business and academics. If your business or organization has a challenging problem to solve or is seeking data-driven insights, the Center for Business Analytics at the Milgard School of Business wants to partner with you. You are invited to benefit from a team of advanced data analytics students, researchers and practitioners working on an important actionable project for your organization. View following slide deck and visit our Applied Project pages on AI Hub to learn more about Applied Projects and how to become a partner.
With our resources in data analytics and digital technology innovation, we are partnering with CoMotion (https://comotion.uw.edu/) to cultivate innovation development by students, researchers, and community partners.
CoMotion at the University of Washington is the collaborative innovation hub dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community. By developing and connecting to local and global innovation ecosystems, CoMotion helps innovators achieve the greatest impact from their discoveries. CoMotion exists for innovators with a compelling vision who want to see that vision come to life.