On a very significant evening for La Trobe Business School, the Master of Business Analytics degree and the SAS Analytics Innovation Lab were officially launched. At a very well attended event on Tuesday 10th November at the City Campus, Andrew Condron, General Manager, Analytics at Telstra gave the key note address, providing insights into the significance of analytics for contemporary business activity, including for decision making. As Andrew made clear, the future of business is fundamentally linked to analytics. Following Andrew’s presentation, Lynette Clunies-Ross, Chief Operating Officer at SAS, reaffirmed the importance of the relationship between SAS and La Trobe as she launched the SAS Advanced Analytics Lab, a lab that will make a highly significant contribution both to the research and teaching of the analytics team in La Trobe Business School. Associate Professor KL Ong, Program Director of the Master of Business Analytics, provided an overview of the new program, highlighting its innovation both in terms of its integration with business, and its flexible delivery through live streaming. Professor Damminda Alahakoon, leader of the Business Analytics group in LBS, then highlighted the research innovations occurring within the Business Analytics team, including their engagement with key industries including health, police and sport. The event was opened by Professor Paul Mather, Head of La Trobe Business School, and closed by Professor Tony McGrew, Pro Vice Chancellor, College of ASSC.
In the lead up to the first full offering of the Master of Business Analytics, LBS is running a series of Business Analytics workshops. If you are interested in finding out more, see our website.
For information on the Masters of Business Analytics, see the Business Analytics La Trobe web page.
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