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Center for Business Analytics

About the Center for Business Analytics

According to a recent McKinsey report, the United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000—190,000 workers trained in analytics—not to mention some 1.5 million managers with the business know-how necessary to analyze and then act upon data-related insights.  

By partnering with some of the world’s leading corporations, the Center for Business Analytics ensures that McIntire students and faculty remain current with businesses’ analytics-related needs, challenges, and opportunities.  ​

The Center serves as the organizational hub for six primary analytics-related initiatives: 

  • Organizing high-level, high-relevance workshops and colloquia, including an annual symposium
  • Supporting a student-run analytics club for the numerous students interested in enriching their knowledge of analytics through extension activities such as case competitions 
  • Securing student-enrichment opportunities, such as access to industry workshops and conferences, and establishing an independent study-style scholars program for the keenest analytics students
  • Engaging in industry-oriented predictive analytics research​
  • Continuing to engage in community outreach by working on projects for local small businesses and nonprofits
  • Continuing to enhance and expand McIntire’s offerings in business analytics coursework, both through its undergraduate-level Business Analytics Track​ and through similar coursework for M.S. in Commerce students