Lead the education, research, and practice of business analytics
The Center for Business Analytics is comprised of three complimentary efforts:
The curricular goals and activities of the CBA provide support to increase and improve the analytics-oriented components of the VSB undergraduate and graduate core curricula to produce students competent in current analytics practice and application. Examples of curricular initiatives include the delivery of the new courses Introduction to Business Analytics, Strategic Data-Mining, and BI and Performance Management. Workshops are also being developed for executive education among our business partners.
The research goals and activities of the CBA provide financial and professional support services to VSB faculty conducting and publishing research that is relevant to the mission of the CBA, increasing opportunities for faculty to become involved with and publish academic and practitioner research, and raising the profile of VSB through affiliations with prominent faculty at leading research-intensive institutions. Examples of research initiatives include APQC consortium studies in analytics and process measures, and published papers on the impact of analytics on the Operations Research community, and the State of Analytics.
The practice goals and activities of the CBA develop and maintain programs and initiatives that seek to provide a collaborative interface between the business community and the research and curricular capabilities and activities of the CBA. Examples of practice initiatives are the Business Analytics Roundtabe, where where the CBA faculty facilitates and shares proven practices in analytics among member organizations, as well as the Business Analytics Lecture Series.