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Has your company considered applying smart business analytics solutions to solve existing business problems or cultivate new opportunities to improve performance? Do you want to see the application of 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.

Students have worked with a diverse range of industry partners including Boeing, CHI Franciscan Health, Costco, DataCentral, US Corp., Delta Airlines, Metro Parks, SSMCP, Stellar Industrial Supply, and Turnover Intelligence.

Download the following pdf for more information about academic year 2018-2019 projects: FORTHCOMING.

To ensure confidentiality, company specific information will not be shared. The showcase will specifically highlight methodologies, tools and techniques students used during their projects.

Business Analytics Showcase - June 7, 2019 - 9 am to 2 pm


  • Global Innovation & Design Lab - Tacoma Paper & Stationery (TPS) Building - Ground Floor - UW Tacoma
  • 9:00 - 11:00 am - Student Presentations
  • 11:30 - 2:00 pm - Poster Session
  • The Applied Project Showcase will be open house style, where you may come as you are, and arrive/leave anytime between 11am – 2pm. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Previous Applied Project Showcases


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 10th, 2019. PROJECT PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS MAY BE VIEWED AND COMPLETED ONLINE HERE!

If you have any questions related to the Applied Project Showcase event or Project Proposal Submission, please feel free to contact Michael Helser at