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Client Kickoff Meeting: Emory Capstone Project

Capstone Course: Preparing for Your First Client Meeting

In the second semester of the MS in Business Analytics program, students are all enrolled in a Capstone course. A curriculum advisory board and faculty members oversee capstone, which gives students an opportunity to serve as consultants to clients and put our business and data science skills to test by solving real problems using real data. During the first Capstone class, students are briefed on expectations, processes, teams and clients, and project deliverables. Scott Radcliffe, the MSBA managing director, did an incredible job establishing industry partnerships and matching us with clients based on our interests. This semester, my classmates...

Goizueta Business School

MS in Business Analytics: Five Careers in Data Analytics

Before even beginning courses in the MS in Business Analytics degree, I started exploring what types of job opportunities would be available to me after graduating from the program. I came to Emory with the intention of making a career switch and wanted to set myself up for a career that I could enjoy for the long haul. I know that most students come in with the same mindset. As an ambassador for the MSBA program, often the first question that prospective students ask me is related to the career options that the program would create for them. The...

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

Career development is team coached at Goizueta Business School

The recruiting journey for the One-Year program at Goizueta Business School can be a bit, well, fast and furious. We start the program in May, complete the core semester from May to August, and begin official on-campus recruiting as early as September! I came in ready to jump in and apply myself to career preparation, and I knew Goizueta provided additional support along the way. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at how willing members of the Goizueta Business School community were to assist me in my recruiting journey. The preparation began in the Spring, before I even attended orientation....

Emory MSBA Experience: What Would You Do Differently?

Goizueta MSBA experience: What would you do differently?

In this video, I interview fellow classmates about what they could have done differently if they were to start the MSBA program all over again. As you can see, the importance of taking care of oneself during the rigors of this program shouldn’t be overlooked. No matter how busy they are from a pile of homework and projects, it is extremely important to maintain mental sanity and physical fitness that will build sufficient stamina, helping you to get through these tough, intense times. Interview credit goes to (in chronological order): Nicole Santolalla, Ben Tenzer, David Li, Ryan Chen, Baran...

Find Your Fit

Find Your Fit

The first semester of the MSBA program is all about developing our data science skills while networking and exploring career paths.  We are constantly learning about how we can apply our data science skills in different industries and what it would look like to work as a data scientist, data analyst, business intelligence analyst, or machine learning engineer. To help us in this process, the MBA Career Management Center curated a special event for MSBA students called “Find Your Fit.” In this event, we had the opportunity to hear from panelists working in the consumer, consulting, and tech industries...

Balancing Summer Core with kids

Balancing Core and parenting

The summer Core is an intense 12 weeks with seemingly every waking minute occupied for all 84 days. Before MBA I worked nearly 10 years in the offshore oil and gas industry and rarely worked more than a 40-hour week when I was not offshore. I had plenty of time with my wife and three kids (ages 3, 5, and 5). Truthfully, I worked 60–80 hours for each of those 12 weeks of summer Core. If you are considering the one-year program or any MBA program while trying to raise some decent kids this probably sounds like quite a...

Full-time ’20 and ’21, and one-year ’21 students with Professor Jan Barton (right corner) after touring a samba school in Rio de Janeiro

GEM Experience in Brazil

As the day for MSMs approached, tensions grew high. “Would we still be able to go to South Korea or would the trip be canceled?” I wondered. The coronavirus was already spreading at an alarming rate through Asia and threatened our prospect of exploring business and culture in an Asian country. Given that I spent a semester in China while in college, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in another Asian country’s culture and business practices. It soon became clear that it would be too dangerous to travel to South Korea, and the trip was unfortunately canceled....