Build your dream (Not just big) analytics program

Shu Schiller, Kenneth Goul, Lakshmi S. Iyer, Ramesh Sharda, David Schrader, Daniel Asamoah

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This paper reports on a panel discussion held at AMCIS 2014 and subsequent panel member research and findings. We focus on curriculum design, program development, and sustainability in business analytics (BA) in higher education. We address some of the burning questions the IS community has asked concerning the various stages of BA program building, and we elaborate challenges that institutions face in constructing successful and competitive analytics programs. Furthermore, given that the panelists have achieved outstanding accomplishments in academic and industrial leadership, we share our experiences and vision of a “dream” analytics program. We hope that our community will continue a dialog that encourages and engages faculty members and administrators to reflect on challenges and opportunities to build dream programs that meet industry needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number40
Pages (from-to)811-826
Number of pages16
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


  • Business analytics
  • Curriculum
  • Data analytics
  • Industry partnership
  • Program development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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