The University of Illinois - Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics

The future of Data Analytics is here

The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics is on the leading edge of data analytics. The Center develops innovative, in-demand curriculum that empowers students to become the business leaders of tomorrow. The courses, designed by Gies Business faculty, are free and accessible to anyone who wants to better understand the rapidly changing business analytics landscape.

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The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics will provide a wealth of resources that can be implemented into existing business curricula. Resources developed by the Center include leading-edge course material, case studies, symposia, and workshops.

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“Mastering business analytics will prepare you to leverage data effectively while equipping you with the skills to prepare for an uncertain future.”

Robert Brunner, Director

About the Center

Thanks to an endowment from the Deloitte Foundation and its partners, the Center and its Fellows work to integrate the analytics component more broadly into the business curriculum. The Center develops leading-edge business analytics curriculum to provide students with the data knowledge, skills abilities needed to become the most highly-trained business leaders of tomorrow. Through the use of data and business analytics, companies are better equipped to make enlightened financial and operational decisions, while improving their competitive position in a global marketplace.

R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellows

R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellows are faculty members from the University of Illinois, who use their expertise to advance the mission of the University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics. Fellows help develop practical case studies and innovative curricula that provide students with science knowledge, skills, and abilities to become leaders in the world of business analytics. They include:

Vic Anand
Assistant Professor Accountancy

Jana Diesner 
Associate Professor 
Program Director School of Information Sciences

Fei Du
Assistant Professor Accountancy

Jessen Hobson
Associate Professor 
PwC Faculty Fellow Accountancy

Vishal Sachdev
Clinical Asst.  Business Administration

Ramanath Subramanyam
Associate  Business Administration

Yuqian Xu
Assistant  Business Administration

Mao Ye
Associate  Finance