MSBA-BA Program
Learn from corporate advisors in the MSBA-BA program.
Why Pursue a Career in Business Analytics?
There is a growing need for data scientists and business analysts.
What is Business Intelligence & Analytics?

Learn About Business Analytics

Why business analytics?

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In 2015, demand for analytics expertise across a range of occupations saw significant growth. According to Forbes, the median salary for professionals with big data expertise is $103,000 a year.

How Analytics Impacts Business Decisions

Analytics is the scientific process of harnessing analytic techniques and technologies to transform raw data into useful information for better business decisions. How are data analysts different from business analysts?

Study Business Analytics

Build synergistic partnerships with the business community, interact with corporate sponsors who serve as advisors for the CBIA program.  Gain a working knowledge and hone your skills in business analytics by enrolling in the MSBA-BA program.

Events and Highlights

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Upcoming: 2016 Analytics Symposium

Save the date! The 2016 Analytics Symposium sponsored by Deloitte will be held Wednesday, September 28 from 12pm – 5pm at the Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center.  See details from last year’s symposium below.

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Award Winning Research in Healthcare Analytics

CBIA faculty member Robin Russell’s article published last year won the Gryna Award from the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  From the ASQ website, “Founded in 2010, the Gryna Award is presented for the paper, published in the preceding year, that the committee decides has made the largest single contribution to the extension and knowledge of the philosophy, principles or methods of quality management.”

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Watson Internet of Things Platform Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 5pm – 8pm

Learn to deploy your first IoT app on the cloud through hands-on training.  Reserve your space in the Watson Internet of Things Platform workshop.

New Sponsors for MSBA-BA Program

Carilion Clinic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Beyer Automotive Group are collaborating with CBIA to provide capstone projects for the MSBA-BA program.  Learn more about our corporate sponsors here.

Learn about the MSBA-BA program here.

Faculty Research

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Healthcare Research

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Healthy Predictions? Questions for Data Analytics in Healthcare

Janine S. Hiller

American Business Law Journal

Volume 53, Issue 2, pages 251-314, Summer 2016

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Text Analytics

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An Integrated Text Analytic Framework for Product Defect Discovery

Alan S. Abrahams, Weiguo Fan, G. Alan Wang, Zhongju (John) Zhang and Jian Jiao

Production and Operations Management

Volume 24, Issue 6, pages 975-990

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Operational Analytics

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A Decision Support System for Patient Scheduling in Travel Vaccine Administration

Alan S. Abrahams, Cliff T. Ragsdale

Decision Support Systems

Volume 54, Issue 1, pages 215-225

Upcoming Events:

August

  • SAS Workshop for MSBA-BA students: August 16 – 19 
  • Classes Begin: August 22 

Analtyics Resources

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Guided Exploration. Automated predictive analysis. Effortless dashboard creation.  

How are Virginia Tech students and faculty benefiting from Watson Analytics software?

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Quality Analytics Consortium

The Quality Analytics Consortium (QAC) is an industrial affiliate program that synergistically connects organizations with leading business analytics research faculty and students within the Pamplin College of Business.

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Deloitte University Press publishes original articles, reports, and periodicals that provide insights for businesses, the public sector, and NGOs.

Driving better business decisions through analytics….