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Center for Business Analytics

Get your Master's Degree in 1 year!

The Center for Business Analytics specializes in transforming students into high-impact business analytics leaders. Through our capstone project, you will make key connections to entrepreneurs and the companies they lead, work with industry-leading executives, and kickstart your career. We consider applications year-round, so apply today!

Latest Updates from the Center for Business Analytics

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    Join us for the 2022 Public Presentation Day!
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    Our MSBA-BA graduate students have completed their capstone projects, delivered final presentations to their customers, and finalized their capstone reports. Now, you're invited to join us on zoom for a livestream of our Public Presentation Day, where each capstone team will deliver a 10-minute public version of their final presentation.

    Date: Jun 16, 2022
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    Get Ready for Giving Day 2022!
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    Every dollar raised during Virginia Tech’s Giving Day has the potential to be transformational for the colleges, departments, and programs involved.

    Date: Feb 18, 2022
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    Dr. Linda Christie joins the CBA
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    As Virginia Tech welcomes its students back to campus following a year of online classes, Linda Christie joins Hokie Nation as director of the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) in the Pamplin School of Business.

    Date: Aug 23, 2021
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    Pamplin Celebrates CBA Graduate
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    For the second year in a row, the Pamplin College of Business Outstanding Graduate Student Award has gone to a student in the Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics (MSBA-BA) program.

    Date: May 17, 2021

Big data and analytics are impacting every sector of business. By supporting research, teaching, and outreach in business analytics, the CBA will keep the Virginia Tech community at the forefront of this field.“ —Robert Sumichrast, Dean

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.

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 CBA program. Gain a working knowledge and hone your skills in business analytics by enrolling in the MSBA-BA program.