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Build Your Dream (Not Just Big) Analytics Program
Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Shu Schiller, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Michael Goul, Arizona State University
  • Lakshmi S. Iyer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University
  • David Schrader, Teradata (retired)
  • Daniel Asamoah, Wright State University
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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.

Citation Information
Shu Schiller, Michael Goul, Lakshmi S. Iyer, Ramesh Sharda, et al.. "Build Your Dream (Not Just Big) Analytics Program" (2015)
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