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 Principles:
The business analytics curriculum at Berkeley-Haas is framed not as a distinct subject but as fundamental to every discipline. Analytics is thus diffused throughout the general, MBA curriculum.
All students, regardless of degree program or concentration, enroll in Data and Decisions, a core course that introduces exploratory statistics and causal analysis.
As depicted in the figure, three primary courses extend Data and Decisions. The syllabi are coordinated to maximize complementarities among methods and problem-domains. A student interested in the Business Analytics program of study takes at least one of the primary courses.
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.
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 Center for Business Analytics facilities idea exchange and thought leadership between industry leaders in a peer-to-peer setting through its CIO Leadership Program.
- 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: