Are you Graduating Soon, want to Work with Top Companies, and Solve Problems?


*Check out a Masters Degree in Business Analytics* 

The Most in Demand Job Field of 2018


A one year program that is open to All undergraduate majors

Students will partner up as High Impact Business Leaders with companies like:

NASA, Deloitte, and Leidos!   


We are still accepting applications for Class of 2019!


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Why Business Analytics?

In 2017, 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.

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Analytics Impacts Business

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?


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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.

Business Analytics: Meeting the Need for Talent

"There’s an industry shortage of talent in big data and business analytics. Pamplin’s business analytics concentration gives students a solid education in both. This is how our master’s program is different from other analytics programs in engineering, computer science, and statistics.”

-Linda Oldham, Executive Director of Pamplin’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA)

“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 

Apply now for the CBIA Data Analytics Challenge!

Sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation


Our team is looking for 30-40 eager and driven students to participate in the second annual CBIA Data Analytics Challenge on campus this spring.


Application Instructions

Freshman, sophomore and junior students across all majors are eligible to apply. Additionally, senior students who have been accepted into a Virginia Tech analytics related graduate program (or are applying) for the 2018-2019 school year are also eligible to apply. Please access the online application here.

Applications are due on Friday, March 16th by 11:59 PM. In addition to completing the online application, please submit your resume to VTRecruiting@deloitte.comApplications received without a resume will be considered incomplete. 


Please contact with any questions or for more information about this event.

Data Ethics Challenge

$5k in Scholarships

1st place $2,500; 2nd place $1,500; 3rd place $1,000


Registration is open until March 10th


Missed our info session? Click below



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Introducing Predicted Market Value as a Way to Evaluate NBA Contracts

Written by Faizan Hasnany, a fellow MSBA Graduate Student

Introducing Predicted Market Value (PMV)

Estimated Player Profit (EPP) and other PMV insights

Link to Article: NBA Math

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Data Analytics Summit

Speakers: Executive Director Linda Oldham & Other Big Data Industry Experts

Business demand for graduates with data analytics knowledge and skills has exploded, while the field itself is still evolving and changing rapidly, with new strategies, tools, and techniques coming online daily. Explore the latest advances, issues, and opportunities with speakers from around the globe at the Data Analytics Summit. 

For more information and how to sign-up click here: Data Analytics Summit

Student Success Story: From Undergrad Hackathon to Startup Accelerator

Briganti Startup Pitch

22-year-old Jonathan Briganti discusses his year-old company, Digitally Enhanced Screening Applications. DESA is a health analytics and telehealth platform that collects real-time data through screening assessments to improve patient care. The original concept was birthed from a hackathon in 2016 when Briganti was an undergrad neuroscience major at Virginia Tech.  Briganti is now a graduate student in the M.S.B.A Business Analytics program at Pamplin's Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics. He has teamed up with RAMP, a local Roanoke-Blacksburg startup Accelerator. Read more about the RAMP "Demo Day" where Briganti gave his recent presentation.