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, August 15-16, 2022. This one-and-a-half-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

  • April 30, 2022: Application deadline
  • May 30, 2022: Applicants notified of decision
  • June 15, 2022: Deadline to accept offer



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


  • August 14: Welcome reception
  • August 15: Workshop
  • August 16: 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

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 #20 in Livability.com’s Top 100 Places to Live. Come to FutureBAProf and experience it for yourself!


Questions and sponsorship inquiries are welcome. 

Gautam Pant

Gautam Pant
Professor of Business Analytics

Tong Wang

Tong Wang
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics