02 Jul 2018 19:56 IST

LIBA, Virginia Tech India to launch course in business analytics

First of its kind post-graduate course, starting in August, aims to create game-changers in industry

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai has associated with Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), US, to invite applications for its first PG Programme in Business Analytics (PGPBA), which starts in August 2018. The programme, specifically aimed at creating game-changers in industry, is now accepting applications from students and working professionals.

The PGPBA course is designed by an industry-academia collaboration and offers a global business perspective rich in opportunities and expertise. The faculty has over 30 years experience in decision theory, artificial intelligence, databases, and enterprise computing from the schools of business, engineering, computer science and science.

Under the year-long programme, students will earn a Virginia Tech certificate in business analytics, designed to prepare them for careers in government or industries that operate in big-data environments.

Industry-specific course

Fr.P Christie, SJ, Director–LIBA, said: “We are pleased to partner with Virginia Tech India in the field of Business Analytics and to be a part of this industry-specific management course to enhance employee skills and adaptability to handle challenges successfully. With the rapid development of technology, industries are compelled to groom their employees with a sophisticated understanding of such complex modelling”.

Dr MK Padmanabhan – Director Virginia Tech India said: “Over the past few years, we have seen an emerging trend in the data management and analytics area, enveloping every sphere of business. Analytics and business intelligence will rapidly change the industry landscape over the next five years. As the role of information technology in industry shifts from that of an enabler to a strategic partner, there is a great demand for specialists in this area. Our joint association with the esteemed LIBA will meet this demand through our unique PGPBA course.”


Applicants to the course must be equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, CS, IT, IS, Business or Commerce. GRE, GMAT, CAT or other standardised scores are desirable but not essential. Evidence of two years’ experience in an IT-related field is preferable. Certified transcripts from the applicant’s UG programme are a necessity.

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