Message from the Co-Directors
It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, it’s how you play them that matters.
The decisions made by managers no longer have to be made in the dark or based on gut instinct, they’re rather based on evidence, experiments and more accurate forecasts. Experts predict that more than 40 Zetabytes of data will be in existence by 2020; hence careers focused on Business analytics will only shoot through the roof. Shortage of skilled professionals in a world which is increasingly turning to data for decision making has led to the huge demand for Business Analysts and Data Scientists in start-ups as well as well-established companies. However, many organizations are struggling to develop talent and organizational muscle to capture real value from analytics. Additionally, the technology itself is taking giant leaps forward with the next generation of technologies that promises to be even more disruptive. This is exactly where the MBA in Business Analytics helps prepare management professionals who can leverage Analytics and other cutting edge technologies for driving growth in their companies.
In this 12 month MBA program that is spread over three modules, along with the business courses we offer each participant the opportunity learn about areas such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing in addition to obtaining a good grasp over languages such as R and Python so that they are fully equipped for careers in Analytics. This one year intense program will also include an unforgettable immersion in Chicago which is one of the world’s most vibrant cities for cross-cultural learning and experience.
Prof. M. Krishna Erramilli
Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Business Programs Illinois Tech Stuart School of Business
Dr. Vaidyanathan (Vaidy) Jayaraman
Principal, Associate Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management & Co-director – MBA in Business Analytics