The Fisher Center for Business Analytics coordinates a range of educational programs that applies UC Berkeley’s leadership in Data Science to business and reflects the distinct brand of the Berkeley Haas Defining Leadership Principles:
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics responds to an escalating need for leaders and managers who can translate data into business insights and who are literate consumers of data science techniques. It is designed for MBA students aspiring to leadership roles involving business decision making informed by data.
Built upon existing MBA courses, the Certificate in Business Analytics will introduce the tools, methods, and conceptual approaches used to support data analysis and decision making in particular business disciplines (e.g. marketing, accounting, operations). Taken together, the complete program of study will expose students to the challenges of working with data (e.g. asking a good question, inference and causality, decision making) as well as to the tools and techniques for data analysis and presentation (machine learning, data mining, visualization, etc.).
|Course Number||Course Name||Unit Value|
|MBA217**||Big Date & Better Decisions||3|
Beyond the primary courses are a number of secondary, domain-specific courses. Each includes additional quantitative, analytics modules. A student pursuing the Business Analytics program of study is expected to complete at least two secondary courses.
|EWMBA Course Number||MBA Course Number||Course Name||Unit Value|
|EWMBA212||Energy & Environmental Markets||3|
|MBA217**||Health Economics & Policy||3|
|EWMBA222||Financial Information Analysis||3|
|EWMBA236G||Designing Financial Models that Work***||1|
|EWMBA236H||Financial Statement Modeling for Finance Careers***||1|
|EWMBA247||Descriptive & Predictive Data Mining||1|
|EWMBA280||Real Estate Investment & Market Analysis||3|
|EWMBA292N||Social Impact Metrics||2|
|MBA296**||Applied Impact Evaluation||3|
|EWMBA296||Data Science & Data Strategy||2|
|MBA296**||Data Science Applications in Finance and Accounting||2|
Berkeley-Haas trains collaborative decision-makers to lead interdisciplinary teams that integrate domain experts and data scientists. This training proceeds in two ways:
Students from across the University enroll in experiential learning courses at Haas. Students from graduate programs throughout the University bring their data science and/or domain expertise. Berkeley-Haas students contribute business strategy and leadership. Together, interdisciplinary student teams address corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial challenges.
The University of California at Berkeley
UC Berkeley’s programs in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Information are defining the leading edge of Data Science. Haas students have the opportunity to pursue advanced studies from global experts across the University.
Executive and Professional Education
Executive and Professional Education Programs in Business Analytics bring business leaders to campus to continue their lifelong education. Courses in analytics include open-enrollment programs as well as opportunities for custom programs through Berkeley’s Center for Executive Education.
The program helps coordinate three regional networks of strategic information technology leaders who meet monthly to educate and support one another (Silicon Valley, San Francisco, East Bay).
With the Gartner Group, the Center established the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.
Each year, the prize ceremony is part of an annual, day-long seminar on strategic information technology
Through the support of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Foundation, the Center administers Fellowships to PhD students applying analytics in their doctoral research. Current Fellows in Business Analytics are: