“Big data and analytics are impacting every sector of business. By supporting research, teaching and outreach in business intelligence and analytics, the CBIA will keep the Virginia Tech community at the forefront of this field.“
—Robert Sumichrast, Dean
The application of systematic analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) to vast collections of business data in order to leverage it for business planning and decision making has assumed a central place in management. Business analytics thus brings together information technology and its tools for organizing and accessing large data structures, statistical and text mining tools for analyzing the data, and business concepts and theory to inform the analyses and to use the results to drive business performance. The Pamplin College’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics serves as an interdisciplinary resource to support faculty research both within the College and in cooperation with other Centers and academic units on campus, curricular initiatives for students with interests in business analytics, and outreach to the Virginia business community.
CBIA provides various avenues in which corporations can engage and collaborate as sponsors.
Corporate Sponsors are representatives of major corporations who serve as an external advisory panel for the program; they are vital components of the CBIA. Sponsors provide strategic advice and guidance regarding the program’s learning objectives and curriculum, participate in classes by providing guest lecturers, sponsor a 10-month, analytics consulting project, and provide important financial support to the program. An affiliation lasts for a period of two years and is renewable at the end of the second year by mutual agreement. Classroom and corporate sponsored projects will be geared toward business intelligence, data analysis techniques, business decision making, and focused on real-world corporate opportunities with the potential for high economic and market impacts.
For more information regarding corporate sponsorship, please contact:
Linda Oldham, Executive Director