Analytics professionals from leading organizations make up two advisory boards for the MS in Business Analytics program and the Information and Decision Sciences department. Working in collaboration with faculty, advisory board members bring industry perspective to ongoing program strategy and development. MSBA students have opportunities to meet and engage with board members at various department events. 

IDSC Department Advisory Board

  • Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and VP, Amazon
  • Prashant Gandhi, COO, McKinsey & Company   
  • Dan Johnson, EVP Healthcare Strategy, Experian 
  • Mike Martiny, CIO, General Mills
  • Steven Penn, VP & CFO, UHG Optum Technology    
  • D. Steve Boland, Managing Director, Bank of America

MSBA Program Advisory Board

  • Collin Cook, Practice Area Lead, Slalom Consulting
  • Rajeev Duggirala, Vice President, Ameriprise
  • Hamza Farooq, Senior Statistician/Analyist, Walmart
  • Bonnie Holub, Master Data Scientist, Cognizant
  • Monika Khandelwal, Data Scientist, Thomson Reuters
  • Gray Knowlton, CIO, Upsher-Smith
  • Maribet McCarty, Director Analytics Center of Excellence, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Andy Miner, Senior Director Business Intelligence, Target
  • Sarah Peterson, Senior Director of Cartwheel, Target
  • Shari Rogalski, Global Business Intelligence Lead, Cargill
  • Prasoon Sharma, Director of Analytics, McKinsey Digital
  • Janette Smrcka, IT Director, Mall of America
  • William Stentz, Director of Analytics, Carmichael Lynch
  • Nick Stuber, IT Project Consultant, Optum
  • John Tong, Senior Leadership Program Associate, Sears
  • Veronika Torarp, Director Strategy, PwC
  • Abe Weston, Associate Principal, Google
  • Matt Wharton, Director Finance, Regis
  • Jim Willenbring, Director of Strategy and Marketing, Medtronic