Center for Business Analytics
Latest Updates from the Center for Business Analytics
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Pamplin College of Business’s Center for Business Analytics (CBA) has announced a partnership with ValleyStar Credit Union for sponsorship of the program’s capstone project.Date: Nov 17, 2022
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The inaugural Day for Data, held on Sept. 9 and hosted by the Pamplin College of Business’s Center for Business Analytics, connected nearly 150 students, faculty, and industry professionals in an exploration of the modern applications of data analytics in the corporate setting.Date: Sep 20, 2022
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On Friday, Sept. 9, Virginia Tech students will have the opportunity to see “analytics in action,” and learn how leading companies utilize data analytics every day to drive key business decisions.Date: Sep 06, 2022
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Our MSBA-BA Cohort 6 graduate students have completed their capstone projects, delivered final presentations to their customers, and delivered a final 10-minute public version of their final presentation. Watch their public presentations here!Date: Jun 16, 2022
What is a MSBA-BA degree?
The Master of Science in Business Administration with a Business Analytics concentration is a one-year graduate program where you will tackle a real problem faced by a real company. This capstone experience, combined with excellent and focused coursework, will give you the practical skills you need to excel in your career.
Where other analytics programs start with the data, we start with the problem and use the data to find a solution. You will meet with executives in charge of industry-leading companies, talk about their company's problem, and work with a small team of fellow MSBA-BA students to deliver a solution. At the end of the program, you will travel to present your final solution and consulting report to the company. These are real solutions: our students have designed tools that leading companies use every day and delivered solutions that saved companies millions of dollars.
By the end of the MSBA-BA program, you will be able to confidently navigate any challenge you encounter in your career, from programming to presentation. Learn more about the MSBA-BA program here →
MSBA-BA Graduate Testimonials
"The MSBA-BA program offers a world-class education and experience, all while remaining affordable. It allowed me to explore areas of research that interested me, while honing my data analytics skills and applying them to real-life business cases."
"The MSBA-BA program has been such a great experience. I’ve not only had the opportunity to enhance my skill set and gain real-world experience through the capstone project, but also make meaningful and lasting connections!"
"I can confidently say that the MSBA-BA program will mold any individual into an excellent business professional. On top of an amazing academic experience, the town of Blacksburg and the university of Virginia Tech is an electric environment to be a part of. Go Hokies!"
"The MSBA-BA program has enabled me to accomplish my plans, ideas and goals. I am now more confident in my ability of making all of my career dreams come true."
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.
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.
Study Business Analytics
Build synergistic partnerships with the business community, interact with corporate sponsors who serve as advisors for the CBA program. Gain a working knowledge and hone your skills in business analytics by enrolling in the MSBA-BA program.