Analytics Capstone Projects

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MScA capstone projects provide an opportunity for students to engage with key problems your company needs to solve. You have the opportunity to work with driven students to explore and answer key business questions by using cutting-edge analytical tools.

Our students relish the opportunity to work with challenging real-world problems. With past projects varying from healthcare predictive modeling to logistics and demand forecasting, capstone projects demand that our students use their state-of-art knowledge and skills to run an independent analytics project that will produce impactful insights for the business with whom we partner.

We accept problem descriptions from partnering organizations with two different scopes. Companies could submit a relatively simple problem for a team to address by using analytics through three quarters of engagement. Companies could also submit complex problems with a broader scope that we call “Mega Projects.” We analyze the mega projects and divide them into multiple small projects for multiple teams to work on concurrently or sequentially. Mega projects may take more than three quarters to complete, although results of small projects will be communicated to the company as they become available. We prefer Mega Projects since we would like our students to produce impactful results, which is more likely to happen with complex problems with broad scope.

Analytics Case Studies and Class Projects

MScA students and instructors are keenly interested in the analytics-related problems and questions that emerge within the modern professional environment. Present Graham with examples of data and analytics questions you face every day to support our students in their effort to master the challenge of using analytics to address real-world problems.

Please contact the MScA program if you are interested in connecting on these topics or any other project via our contact form or at the email address

Accelerate Your Talent’s Growth

Analytics students at the University of Chicago Graham School quickly learn that analytical strategies and tactics can be applied against an immense array of business problems. By enrolling employees in the Master of Science in Analytics (MScA) program you can empower your organization with the culture of both evidenced-based decision making and creative problem solving that is developed in the Graham School MScA program.

The Master of Science in Analytics can be pursued in either a full-time or part-time format at the University of Chicago’s downtown campus. Led by acclaimed instructors with years of industry experience, our courses take a rigorous, results-driven approach to rapidly develop the analytics skills of your employees.

Shorten Your Talent Search

Find top analytics talent at its source: the University of Chicago’s Master of Science in Analytics students and alumni. Our students and alumni develop their professional skills and knowledge through class work and independent projects that require them to apply their analytics knowledge to solve real-world problems. Students are trained to not only develop a rigorous understanding of analytical theory to produce insights from data, but also to build an analytics strategy that is linked closely to organizational objectives, to create and run successful analytics teams, and to effectively communicate analytics insights.

This combination of in-class work and independent responsibility shapes our students into professionals who will step into any organization and thrive.

The MScA Program at the University of Chicago Graham School is proud to partner with the following companies:

Advocate Financial Solutions, LLC Nielsen N.V.
AlixPartners LLP NORC at the University of Chicago
AMITA Health Northern Trust
BEZNext Pace Suburban Bus Service
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Performics
Cincinnati Reds PricewaterhouseCoopers
Commonwealth Edison Co Schneider National, INC
Cumulus Funding Sears
Halliburton ShowingTime Inc.
HAVI Global Solutions Silicon Valley Data Science, Inc. Slalom Consulting, LLC
IBM Think Big
Ipsos United States Olympic Committee
Lake Effect Communications LLC The Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago
McDonald’s The University of Chicago Computation Institute
McKinsey Solutions Uptake Technologies
Ministry of Supply U.S. Cellular
National Association of Realtors Walmart
National Football League YMCA