Has your company considered applying smart business analytics solutions to solve existing business problems or cultivating new opportunities to improve performance? Do you want to apply descriptive, predictive, prescriptive, or cognitive analytics, and a few smart cognitive apps that have been developed as a result of our students’ fresh, out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, and hard work?
The Center for Business Analytics (CBA)at the Milgard School of Business hosts the Student-as-Adaptive Innovators - Applied Project Showcase at the completion of each academic year. Our Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students utilize advanced strategic thinking, operational excellence, complex problem solving, creativity, and teamwork skills to tackle organizational challenges by co-creating value-added services over our twelve-month program. The culmination of students’ hard work is showcased through live demo/poster-style sessions open to public viewing. Each team is represented and able to discuss the analytics methodology followed to co-create the digital solution, specifically highlighting the tools and techniques they used to discover, plan, develop and deploy their working prototype analytics solutions.
In the last 4 years, students have worked with a diverse range of industry partners including: Boeing, CHI Franciscan Health, City of Tacoma, Columbia Bank, Communities in Schools of Tacoma, Costco Wholesale, Data Central US Corp., Delta Airlines, EDB of Tacoma, Harbor Wholesale Foods, IBM, Metro Parks of Tacoma, Metropolitan Appliance, Microsoft,Regional Healthcare Organization, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport WA, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Providence St. Joseph Health, Sound Credit Union, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership, Stellar Industrial Supply, Tacoma Power, Tacoma Public Schools, TCS World Travel, Turnover Intelligence, WA State Department of Natural Resources, Hyundai Capital of America, Greentrike, City of Lynnwood, City of Tacoma Fire Dept., South Tacoma Auto, Schnitzer Steel, UW Tacoma, City of Puyallup, and Korean Women’s Association.
This year (During AY 20-21), two cohorts of 73 MSBA student consultants are working on 14 projects with 14 different companies including CHI Franciscan, Greentrike, City of Lynnwood, City of Tacoma, WA State DNR, Sound Credit Union, Metropolitan Appliance, City of Tacoma Fire Dept., South Tacoma Auto, Schnitzer Steel, UW Tacoma, Communities in Schools of Tacoma, City of Puyallup, and Korean Women’s Association.
To ensure confidentiality, company-specific information will not be shared. The showcase will specifically highlight methodologies, tools, and techniques students used during their projects.
We will hold our 4th Annual MSBA Applied Project Showcase online. It promises to be just as engaging and informative as our previous in-person events. We hope that you join us. More details about how to attend as well as the schedule of presentations will be sent to you shortly after you have registered. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the preliminary schedule for the Showcase. More details will be provided on this website shortly.
10:00 am - 11:30 am - Opening Remarks & Applied Project Presentations
11:30 am -12:00 pm - Information Session on the Milgard School of Business, MSBA Program, Submitting an Applied Project Proposal and the Milgard Center for Business Analytics
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch Break
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Expert Panel Discussion - Emerging Role of Women & BIPOC in Data & Analytics
Interested in submitting an Applied Project proposal?
Let’s co-create value! You are invited to benefit from a team of MSBA students working on an important, actionable project for your organization. Let’s work together on your complex problems and opportunities. There is no cost to you other than providing a problem or opportunity that needs to be addressed. Please consider submitting a proposal by June 14th, 2021.
November 19, 2019: Julia Gometz and Burke Powers - Co-Founders of Brandful Code. They'll present their talk titled: Future of Work – Analyzing the Combined Customer & Employee Experience – A New Way to See and Quantify the Link. Watch the Presentation Here!
Oct 16, 2018: Grace Greene, the CEO of Tote Maritime, is lined up to kick off MIWIs Inspired Speaker Series. She will present "Leadership Learnings from the Last Frontier". Grace brings over 13 years of professional experience managing a wide range of activities from complex oil and gas exploration logistics, aviation operations and safety in remote Arctic Alaska, to business development and consulting. Most recently, Grace was responsible for leading all aviation logistics operations in the Alaska Venture for the Shell Exploration and Production Company.
The Emerging Role of Women and BIPOC in Data & Analytics
Watch the interactive virtual panel discussion that took place during the 4th Annual Master of Science of Business Analytics (MSBA) Applied Project Showcase at the University of Washington Tacoma.
November 5, 2020: Nathaniel Santa Cruz, MGIS, Sr. GIS Analyst at JBLM Public Works, developed content and delivered a presentation about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), how to integrate it in business analytics, and what software to use and where to get open-source data.
September 26, 2020: Library Resources at UW and UW Tacoma by Erica Bailey
July 25, 2020: Co-creating Stakeholder Value for Success: Data Analytics Consulting & Program Management Best Practices by Michael Turek
June 27, 2020: Team Building & Team Contract by Marion B. Eberly, Associate Professor of Management
June 19, 2020: Immigration Advising Workshop
June 19, 2020: MSBA Orientation, where 74 students in 2 cohorts started their academic journey in the MSBA program
June 2020: Class of 2020 Commencement & Hooding Ceremonies
Evolving Education with Cognitive Data & Sciences – Experiences with Watson Analytics at University of Washington Tacoma, Cognitive and data science education workshop was a huge success, IBM Developer Works Academic Initiative, November 2, 2016 https://youtu.be/1nYEJ7ir6O