Finding Insights at the Intersection of Business and Data Science

The Collaboratory for Applied Data Science in Business combines two premier schools at the University of Virginia to advance our efforts at the intersection of data science and business.

The Darden School of Business and School of Data Science have launched the Collaboratory for Applied Data Science in Business (DCADS), an academic center that will serve as a vehicle to advance our efforts at the intersection of data science and business. DCADS will explore harnessing data science capabilities and applying them effectively to address challenges and opportunities in business, with an unwavering commitment to ethical practices and a clear recognition that leadership remains an active ingredient in transformative change.

The Collaboratory's mission is to advance the knowledge creation, teaching, and practice of management through the application of data science to the most significant opportunities and challenges in business, in Virginia and globally. DCADS will do this through a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, an unshakable grounding in business ethics, and a differentiating emphasis on analytical leadership.

DCADS builds upon existing collaborations between the Darden School of Business and School of Data Science, including an MSDS/MBA dual degree established in 2017, a Certificate in Data Science for Business launched in 2020 as a three-school partnership with the McIntire School of Commerce, and the successful conclusion of a pilot research seminar series for faculty and staff.