Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics

Future Leaders... Take the Extra leap

The Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA) is home to Virginia Tech's master's program in business analytics (known as the MSBA-BA), producing next-generation, high-impact business analytics leaders. This one-year program is open to all undergraduate majors.

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“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 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Our Vision

Data visualization class held in the Athenaeum classroom in Newman Library.

Why Business Analytics?

Learning

Why Business Analytics?

A 2018 report from McKinsey & Co. forecast demand for an additional two to four million business analytics workers by 2026 in the United States alone.

Toy safety researchers with children, PhD student Rich Gruss with son Danny, 7. Researchers also include Business Information Technology student Matt Winkler and BIT associate professor Alan Abrahams. Photographed at Imaginations toy shop in Blacksburg.

Analytics Impacts Business

Academics

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?

Toy safety researchers with children, PhD student Rich Gruss with son Danny, 7. Researchers also include Business Information Technology student Matt Winkler and BIT associate professor Alan Abrahams. Photographed at Imaginations toy shop in Blacksburg.

Study Business Analytics

Career Opportunities

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.