Welcoming new perspectives to Business Analytics

Advanced PhD students and post-docs—especially women and individuals from underrepresented groups—who are curious about academic careers in Business Analytics are invited to join us at Tippie College of Business for FutureBAProf, May 18-20, 2020. This 2-day workshop will demystify the field of business analytics while supporting emerging scholars preparing for the academic job market. You'll learn critical skills, build networks with peers and mentors, and prepare yourself for some of the hottest careers in academia. 

Prepare for your future

Get expert advice on making your way in this growing field with sessions on writing effective research statements and negotiating salaries.

Network with leaders

Learn from and connect with speakers at the leading edge of business analytics. You'll practice your networking skills one-on-one with faculty from all over the country.  

Build an inclusive community

Add your voice and perspective to a growing community of business analytics scholars who are shaping the future of the discipline in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an interest in a faculty career in business analytics
  • Be an advanced PhD student or postdoc in business analytics, computer science, industrial engineering, or any other related STEM field
  • Study at a U.S. academic institution. We strongly encourage women and those from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Important Deadlines

  • March 1, 2020: Application deadline
  • March 9, 2020: Applicants notified of decision
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline to accept offer



Clear your schedule and join us in Iowa City, IA for FutureBAProf!


  • May 18: Welcome reception
  • May 19: Workshop and evening reception
  • May 20: Workshop and depart

Costs to attend

Travel, food, and lodging costs will be covered for all accepted applicants.

  • ​​​​​Airfare: Covered
  • Food and Lodging: Covered
  • Transportation: Covered
John Rios teaching a class

Workshop highlights include:

  • Expert job search advice from faculty members
  • Training for salary negotiation
  • Discussion of what research falls in the field of business analytics
  • Networking practice with business analytics faculty 
  • Hands-on assistance with application writing
  • Planning on academic service choices
  • Plenary on future of business analytics
  • Learn how to build industry relationships

Featured Speakers

*More speakers to be added soon

Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney (plenary speaker) John F. Smith Memorial Professor Department of Operations and Information Management Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams Assistant Professor John L. Miclot Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship Department of Management and Entrepreneurship Tippie College of Business The University of Iowa
Jennifer Blackhurst
Jennifer Blackhurst Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Professor Department of Business Analytics Tippie College of Business The University of Iowa
Pritha Dutta
Pritha Dutta Assistant Professor Management and Management Science Lubin School of Business Pace University-New York
Barrett Thomas
Barrett Thomas Professor and Department Executive Officer Gary C. Fethke Research Fellow Department of Business Analytics Tippie College of Business The University of Iowa
Jackie Rees Ulmer
Jackie Rees Ulmer Union Pacific Professor of Information Systems Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics Ivy College of Business Iowa State University
Tallys Yunes
Tallys Yunes Associate Professor Department of Management Science Miami Herbert Business School University of Miami
Sam Burer
Sam Burer Professor and Director, Business Analytics Full-time Graduate Program George Daly Professor of Management Sciences Tippie College of Business The University of Iowa
Michael Fry
Michael Fry Professor of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems Lindner College of Business University of Cincinnati
Terry Esper
Terry Esper Associate Professor of Logistics Department of Marketing and Logistics Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University

Explore a great city

A Midwestern mecca for science and the arts, Iowa City is a creative, forward-thinking community that is one of only two UNESCO cities of literature in the U.S. Hereyou'll find over 100 restaurants, eclectic retail shops, and the famed Prairie Lights bookstore just steps away from campus. There's a reason we're ranked #4 in Livability.com’s Top 100 Places to Live. Come to FutureBAProf and experience it for yourself!


Questions and sponsorship inquiries are welcome. 

Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell
Tippie Research Professor in Business Analytics


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