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Business Analytics: Start Here

Providing Tools for Business Analytics Research


This guide primarily supports students in Rady's MS in Business Analytics program. Other researchers may find it useful if they are looking into analytics, big data, data visualization and similar topics as they relate to business intelligence and strategic management.

Use the tabs to navigate the resources. Items included here range from academic journals, industry analysis, data and software resources, reference materials and news sources.

Here is the slidedeck from the 2020 orientation presentation to incoming MSBA students.

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NOTE: no drop in hours starting 3/17. Hours re-start 4/7 for Spring Quarter

Additional resource guides:

Gartner Content on Business Analytics & Big Data Applications

Gartner has a lot of specialized content in its Research Library of interest to people in business analytics fields:

Quick Links: Top Resource Requests

Newsfeeds from Cutter Consortium

Cutter is a service that analyzes global trends in business technology, including data analytics and digitial technologies. Some of Cutter's content is free, but to see the industry reports that come with our UCSD membership, you must register for an account. Instructions are here - Please use your email address to register. Below is the latest RSS news feed of contents from their blog. 

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Where to Browse for Relevant Material

These links lead to materials in our collection about these topics, such as books, ebooks, journals, reports, dissertations and videos.

PRO TIP: The items in our Library's online catalog are tagged with subject headings like these. So, when you find a specific item you like, look at the record and click on the subject headings to find 'more like this.'

Research Help

Adele Barsh's picture
Adele Barsh
Economics & Business Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Special Thanks

Thanks to Sunny Solanki, who contributed extensively to the creation and contents of this page.