Welcome Messages

Dr.M.K. Padmanabhan
Director, Virginia Tech

Over the last 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 business 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.

While there are a few course offerings in the Indian academic landscape, this unique postgraduate program being offered by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. university that is ranked in the top 10% among 3,500 of the world’s best universities, will ensure that every participant is trained to become a holistic business analytics specialist.

Welcome to an exciting opportunity that will help you become an exceptionally talented analytics expert armed with the skills to face the contemporary challenges of industry today.

Dr. Guru Ghosh
Vice President for Outreach
and International Affairs

Virginia Tech is a global research university with nine colleges, 1,400 faculty and over 31,000 students. As a comprehensive university, we have adopted a bold challenge to develop trans-disciplinary teams in different destination areas to address the world’s most pressing problems through research, education and engagement. One of the five destination areas is data analytics and decision sciences, a critical worldwide focus of interest with the growing proliferation of data through the internet.

In line with his destination area, I would like to welcome you to join our Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics designed to build global leaders in business data analytics. This program meets the demand for business analytics experts in a wide range of fields. The business analytics program, leading to a diploma awarded by Virginia Tech, enables us to enrich the research, education and engagement presence at the Virginia Tech Center for Research and Education in Chennai.

India is a global leader in information technology and is a fitting destination for business analytics for Virginia Tech. We hope to attract India’s best students and faculty to our center in Chennai to enhance joint research and education collaborations that will benefit both India and Virginia Tech in the USA. We further hope that some of our students enrolled in our program to come to Virginia Tech in the USA and pursue their research and education interests.

I welcome you to join our global initiative in business data analysis and learn from our best faculty at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Sunil Rai
Vice Chancellor, MIT ADT University, Pune

I welcome you to Virginia Tech’s Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics being offered for the first time in India. While I was at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, in 2003, I had the distinct honor to lead the joint Master’s in Information Technology with Virginia Tech. The pioneering program was a landmark step in providing global education to Indian students in India and was widely accepted and appreciated by the leading corporate organizations in India and abroad. This is testified by the superlative performance and speedy career growth of all students who had graduated in that program.

Virginia Tech is again spearheading, through it’s global professional programs, a ground breaking program in business analytics. This program stands out among many offerings in Business Analytics in India owing to it’s focus on deploying effective analytics solutions at the enterprise level. With it’s strong focus on Cloud Computing, AI, Cyber Security and Predictive Analysis you are certain to succeed in the market place armed with this knowledge. I wholeheartedly endorse this program and I am proud to be associated with Virginia Tech once more.

Industry Faculty

The role of the industry advisors is to provide continued guidance to maintain the program’s value to industry. Members consist of business leaders, technology experts, and entrepreneurs. The advisors meet periodically to review the curriculum and program focus and provide strategic direction to the program.

Ganesh Sankaralingam

Director, Latent View Analytics

Harinath Chakravarthy

CIO, Nova Healthcare Bangalore

Muthu Singaram

CEO Incubation at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC)

Rajan Sethuraman

Chief People Officer, LatentView Analytics

Sayandeb Banerjee

Co-founder & CEO, The Math Company

Shashank Chansoria

Country Manager, Entigence Corporation, Bangalore

Teaching Faculty

Our globally renowned faculty in information technology, computer science, engineering, and business are ready to take you on this exciting journey along with select executives from industry with the first-hand experience in deploying large-scale solutions in data science and business analytics.


Assistant Professor of Economics, Virginia Tech


Senior Vice President, Indiavidual Learning


Director, International Finance and Administration, CIRED, Virginia Tech


Chief Data Analytics Officer, Boeing (Ret.)

Dr. M Ramasubramanian

Associate Professor, LIBA


KPMG Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech


Lewis E. Hester Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech


Chief Data Scientist, Haliburton


Ex. L&T Infotech, Tata Infotech, CMC


Ex VP Bristol Myers Squibb, Avon, Citigroup


Managing Director, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech

Advisory Board


Executive Director, Tata Sons Ltd

John Ashley

Director, Global Professional Services, NVIDIA, San Francisco

Rajan Sethuraman

Chief People Officer, LatentView Analytics

Sayandeb Banerjee

Co-founder & CEO, The Math Company

Satyam Priyadarshy

Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton

Ganesh Sankaralingam

Director, Latent View Analytics