LIBA collaborates with Virginia Tech India to launch Business Analytics PG Program in Chennai

First of its kind postgraduate course invites applications to create game changers

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Chennai, 3rd July, 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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Application closes on 10th August 2018

About LIBA:

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) is a premier B-school, established in 1979 in Chennai. It endeavors to contribute to the sustained development and inclusive growth of the nation, by preparing managers imbued with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. LIBA stands for excellence and ethics. The Institution works with an undeterred zeal to offer its students the best of the education, experience and thereby conducts several activities related to learning for their overall growth and development. Loyola Inclusive Innovation Impact Centre (L3iC), the start-up eco-system at Loyola Campus, is co-located at Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India at LIBA.

About Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum:

Virginia Tech, USA one of the world’s top research institutions as well as a center of learning and discovery across the world has strategically chosen India to help advance global interdisciplinary research and education. The Outreach and International Affairs, along with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, established a roadmap to promote it’s global vision. An outcome was the founding of the Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum, a nonprofit entity situated in Chennai. It is duly registered in India under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, affiliated to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.VTIEF has a laboratory for research, development and deployment of advanced multifunctional and 2-D materials, technologies for sustainable energy and water, and other relevant interdisciplinary endeavours in science and engineering. The institute’s main emphasis is on transfer of knowledge and innovation to promote economic development. Professional skill development in selected areas of critical need is an important component of the Virginia Tech’s mission. They undertake the state-of-the-art research in the synthesis and application of graphene and its derivatives (graphene-x) for a variety of applications including thermal management, carbon capture, and sensor development. modelling and demonstration of self-powered sensors and energy harvesters using piezoelectric and magneto electric materials , modelling and demonstration of thermal energy harvesters for large scale energy production.