University of Redlands

University of Redlands School of Business & Society


master the business of where.


For more than three decades, the University of Redlands has infused spatial thinking and geographic information systems (GIS) throughout its academic programs. Faculty and students collaborate to use the power of location and data-driven insights to solve real-world problems, conduct original research, tell compelling stories, and develop cutting-edge spatial skills that align with workforce needs.

Advancing the Intersection of GIS and Business.

Our programs prepare you to use the power of location intelligence to improve decision-making, organizational performance, and business development. We equip spatial professionals with 21st century business skills they need, enabling them to address complex business problems with spatial strategy and data analysis.


Esri employees who are University of Redlands School of Business & Society graduates


MBA with Location Analytics concentration (formerly GIS emphasis) graduates since the program's inception in 2000


The projected average growth rate of GIS-related occupations in California, 2014-2024 (Hanover Research)


Of companies believe location intelligence is crucial to their success (Harvard Business Review)

University of Redlands and Esri: A Cutting-Edge Partnership

The Spatial Business Initiative is a unique alliance between the University of Redlands School of Business & Society and Esri, the global leader in mapping software, that aims to maximize the understanding and effectiveness of GIS in business through education, publishing, research, and advising.




“Esri is proud to be a part of this ground-breaking initiative. Education has always been an important part of our mission. The business world is increasingly relying on spatial data today to make better-informed decisions, so it is more important than ever that students have a foundation in location intelligence.”

— Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president


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