LIBA Joins Hand with Virginia Tech India to Launch Business Analytics PG Program in Chennai

July, 02, 2018

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai has for the first time associated itself with Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) USA to invite applications for its upcoming batch of PG Program in Business Analytics (PGPBA) which kick starts in August 2018. The program specifically aimed to create game changers in the industry is now accepting applications from students and working professionals.

The PGPBA course is designed by 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 yearlong program, 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.

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. M. K. 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.”

Candidates applying must be equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, CS, IT, IS or Business, Commerce. GRE, GMAT, CAT or other standardised scores are desirable but not essential. Evidence of 2 years’ experience in an IT related field is preferable. Certified transcripts from the applicant's UG program is also a necessity.

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