Why Business Analytics?
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.
A recent article in Pamplin Magazine about CBIA indicates "There’s a significant shortage of talent in the data and business analytics arena. Pamplin’s business analytics concentration gives students a solid education in both data analytics and business. This is how our master’s program is dramatically different from analytics programs in engineering, computer science, and statistics.” -Linda Oldham, executive director of Pamplin’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA)
Event: She Codes - Managing the Open World of the IT Industry
Who: Michelle Datoc
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:30 - 6:30pm
Where: Torgersen Hall, Room 1060
Guest speaker Michelle Datoc has been working at redhat, a leading open source software company, for more than 6 years. There is nothing more exciting than helping people solve real problems using technology. Michele is currently a Territory Services Manager, supporting internal initiatives for enablement, recruitment, and mentoring to promote women in STEM. Please join us in a discussion about Michelle Datoc's management perspective in the open source IT world.
Event: Ford and Analytics
Who: Alan Jacobson, Director of Global Data Insights & Analytics
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:00 - 7:00pm
Where: Torgersen Hall, Room 3100
From Undergrad Hackathon to Startup Accelerator
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.
Congratulations to Zheng Xiang, Qianzhou Du, Yufeng Ma, and Dr. Weiguo Fan for winning the best research paper award for "Assessing reliability of social media data: Lessons from mining trip advisor hotel reviews."
Healthy Predictions? Questions for Data Analytics in Healthcare
Janine S. Hiller
American Business Law Journal
Volume 53, Issue 2, pages 251-314, Summer 2016
Predicting Vehicle Recalls with User-Generated Contents: A Text Mining Approach
X. Zhang, S. Niu, D. Zhang, G.A. Wang, W. Fan (2015).
Intelligence and Security Informatics,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9074, pp 41-50
An Integrated Text Analytic Framework for Product Defect Discovery
Production & Operations Management Published online 3 Nov 2014.
5-year ISI impact factor (2013): 2.378.
Production and Operations Management is among Business Week’s 20 Premier Journals and among Financial Times Research’s 45 Premier Journals.
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.
Deloitte University Press publishes original articles, reports, and periodicals that provide insights for businesses, the public sector, and NGOs.