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
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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