The Center seeks to facilitate collaboration with industry through research and education. Partner with Haas faculty and students around the exploratory analysis of your data or a deep-dive into specific research questions.
Collaborate in Research
There are numerous models for partnering with our faculty around your business challenges.
Adobe has partnered with the Center, sharing internal operational data for exploratory analysis by several faculty across multiple disciplines.
Analyze a Specific Research Question
Working with colleagues at EBay, Professor Steve Tadelis characterized conditions under which paid search advertising provided little value to EBay sales. (Link to Paper)
Anonymously Study a Specific Research Question
Sometimes, firms collaborating with our scholars will anonymize their identity. Professor Sameer Srivastava worked with a Bay Area technology firm to study how the privacy-preserving text analysis of emails reveals how well employees adapt to internal corporate culture and can predict voluntary departures. (Link to paper)
Work with PhD Candidates
As a PhD student, Moshe Barach worked as part of the data science team at oDesk.com. His work focused on understanding how machine learning algorithms could be used in conjunction with market mechanisms to create better matches and reduce platform congestion. (Link to paper)
Partner in the Classroom
The Center coordinates classroom collaborations in at least two ways.
Experiential learning is a hallmark of the Berkeley Haas experience. In Applied Data Analytics, firms contribute data concerning real business problems. Student teams integrate strategy and analytics to suggest real solutions. Learn More.
Engage Our Students Directly
Outside the classroom, the Center coordinates several opportunities for firms to engage Berkeley Haas students directly.
Every year, the best MBA programs including Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, Duke and Yale compete for the right to visit Berkeley and solve a real-world business challenge presented by a protagonist firm. Join past firms like Facebook, IBM, GE, and VMWare as a protagonist. Learn More
The Center sponsors a data visualization challenge for the Haas community. Consider contributing a data set and accompanying business problem as a protagonist for data visualization.
Participate in Professional Education
The Center’s Industry relationships extend beyond research to continuing education and promulgating industry best practices.
The Center for Business Analytics facilities idea exchange and thought leadership between industry leaders in a peer-to-peer setting.