Oklahoma State University’s Master’s in Business Analytics program was well represented last week as a group of students and faculty were participants in the 2017 South Central SAS® Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum in Addison, Texas.
The three-day conference allows OSU Spears School of Business analytics students to come together with SAS® users in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico with the purpose of learning and sharing about the software, network with SAS staff and other users, and provide a platform for everyone to expand their knowledge of SAS.
“This is the sixth year in a row that our students have participated in and won scholarships to the SCSUG Conference,” said Miriam McGaugh, clinical professor for business analytics in Spears Business. “In addition to the nine scholarship winners from OSU, we had three additional students participate in the student symposium for the fifth year.”
A group of Oklahoma State University Master’s in Business Analytics students were among those participating in the 2017 MidWest SAS® Users Group (MWSUG) Conference earlier this month in downtown St. Louis.
The OSU Spears School of Business graduate students participated in the two-day conference which included paper presentations from other SAS® users, hands-on workshops, live demonstrations, and opportunities to network with other SAS® users. In addition, they were able to visit with staff from SAS® that was able to provide their unique expertise and insight.
Eleven Master’s in Business Analytics students from Oklahoma State University attended the annual SAS Analytics Conference to compete against students from across the nation Sept. 18-20 in Washington, D.C.
The annual conference brings together analytics professionals and students to collaborate and learn more about data analytics. Prominent keynote speakers such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, presented on a wide variety of topics related to the data analytics industry, and more than 150 sessions and demos were offered to attendees.
“We are delighted to participate for the 11th consecutive year at the SAS Analytics Conference,” said Goutam Chakraborty, SAS professor of marketing analytics and director of the Master’s in Business Analytics program at the Spears School of Business. “Our MS in Business Analytics (MSBAN) students presented 11 posters. This is by far the largest number of posters presented by students from any other university.
“Our MSBAN students also won four out of six best poster awards given by SAS. That is an outstanding achievement of our students. Our students have won best poster awards consecutively for the last seven years. This sustained exemplary performance at the national level over the years is a testament to the quality and the hard work of our students and faculty in addition to the strength of our curriculum.” Continue Reading
Oklahoma State University Master of Science in Business Analytics students recently got a taste of their future career path at the annual Big Data Boot Camp hosted by the Spears School of Business.
The weeklong boot camp is required for MSBA students completing their first year in the program. The camp not only covers the basics technical skills students will need to have for their future careers but also covers some soft skills that companies look for when making hiring decisions. The boot camp is provided free by Spears Business in partnership with SAS.
“No business can survive without making data-driven decisions,” said Miriam McGaugh, Spears Business clinical assistant professor of marketing and instructor for the Big Data Boot Camp. “Analytics isn’t going away. We train students to utilize software and technology to make processes more efficient in business.” Continue Reading
The seventh annual SAS Analytics Day will be May 5 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center at Oklahoma State University. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., and the conference will conclude at 3:30 p.m.
SAS Analytics Day will bring in national and regional speakers to share their expertise and knowledge with the Oklahoma business and analytics community. The primary goal of this conference is to link OSU’s master’s in business analytics’ students with members of the local and regional business community to help students grow their professional network.
Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics students and faculty took home several awards earlier this month while attending the annual SAS Global Forum in Orlando, Florida.
Business analytic graduate students Anirban Chakraborty and Indra Kiran Chowdavarapu received the SAS Student Ambassador award, which included an all-expense paid trip to the conference to attend and present their papers. Only 15 awards are given each year to students worldwide, and this is the seventh year in a row that an OSU student has received the award.
An OSU team of students competed in the SAS Student Symposium and was named a Top 8 Finalist, which awarded the entire team an all-expense paid trip to attend the conference and present their research symposium ideas. The team consisted of master’s in business analytics full-time students Jayant Sharma and Sid Grover, who was also awarded the SAS Student Scholarship award, and online learning students John Eacott and Par Aravazhi. This is the second year in a row that an OSU team has competed and finished in the Top 8 and the eighth year in a row that an OSU student was awarded the SAS Student Scholarship.
This article appeared in Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business.
For more than seven years, Spears School of Business’s marketing professor Goutam Chakraborty has fostered relationships with companies across Oklahoma and beyond through data analytics.
Chakraborty sets up contracts with major companies such as Elevate, OG&E and PennWell and has graduate students research the companies’ desired projects. The student projects are fully funded assistantships that boost the students’ résumés and experience in data extraction, data visualization and modeling.
“I seek out the companies to take on my graduate students and start building relationships with them,” Chakraborty said. “The projects are usually a semester long and focus on whatever the company’s needs are, whether that’s determining customer lifetime value, customer satisfaction, predictive modeling or something else. I meet with the students once a week to see their progress, and then we meet with the company every month or so to make sure we are heading in the right direction.”
Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business was selected as the best online MBA program for business analytics in the nation by OnlineMBAToday.com.
Before launching the new Markting Analytics Certificate program in 2013, Spears offered certifications and coursework through the Graduate Certificate Programs in Business Data Mining and SAS® and OSU Data Mining Certificates for students with technical and programming background. Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and director of the Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics program, saw the need for a program that met the needs of students without a technical or programing background. Continue Reading
Five Oklahoma State University master of science in business analytics students received scholarships for their poster presentations Oct. 18 at the annual Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
Sangar Rane, Pallabi Deb, Rajesh Tolety were selected for their individual posters and Vivek Doijoke and Neha Singh were selected for their joint poster as top posters at the conference. They received a scholarship and were honored at the conference.
“I am delighted that our MSBA students’ analytical talents were recognized in this conference,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and director of the master of science in business analytics program for the OSU Spears School of Business. “This is the first year our MSBA students participated in the conference, and they had a great experience. We will certainly be back next year.”
The list of the winners and their posters are as follows: Continue Reading
Four master of science in business analytics students from Oklahoma State University were awarded scholarships from the 2016 Midwest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The annual conference offered more than 100 paper presentations, hands-on workshops and pre-conference training workshops to business analytics programs in the Midwest.
“I am so proud of our MS in business analytics students winning four scholarship awards at the conference,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and director of the master of science in business analytics program for the Spears School of Business. “This is the first time we participated in the conference, and it has been a great experience for our students.”
Each paper was written by a pair of Spears School students. The conference committee’s rules state only one author can win a scholarship, so one student from each pair was selected to win.
The list of the winners and their papers are as follows: Continue Reading
Six Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students were among those earning major awards for their work earlier this month at the SAS Analytics Experience 2016 in Las Vegas.
More than 20 OSU students in the Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics program participated in the poster competition, including best poster award-winning teams of Snigdha Gutha and Anusha Mamillapalli, Jacky Arora and Sapna Bhoir, and Shanmugavel Gnanasekar and Ravishankar Subramanian.
The Spears Business students paired up to produce three of the six best poster awards presented at the conference that brought together more than 1,800 analytics professionals.
Four Oklahoma State University analytics students recently presented their research at the South Central SAS® Users Group (SCSUG) as part of a student consortium that also included students from Louisiana State University and University of Alabama.
The conference was held held on the LSU campus in Baton Rogue, Louisiana.
“This is the third year in a row OSU students’ research were presented at the consortium,” said Goutam Chakraborty, Director of MS in Business Analytics and Graduate Certificate in Business Data Mining. “Our students Saurabh Nandy, Karush Jaggi, Sairam Tangutri and Nitish Yeduguri represented OSU very well at the consortium.”
All four students are in their second year of pursuing their master’s degree in the Watson Graduate School at the Spears School of Business. Continue Reading