Welcoming new perspectives to Business Analytics

August 11-13, 2024

Advanced PhD students and post-docs—especially women, individuals from underrepresented groups, and those outside of business schools—who are curious about academic careers in Business Analytics are invited to join us for the third annual FutureBAProf at the Tippie College of Business.

This 1.5-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. To learn about the first workshop, check out the article in OR/MS Today.

This year's workshop is sponsored by State Farm. We appreciate their support.

Prepare for your future

Get expert advice on making your way in this growing field with sessions on effective research and teaching in a business school.

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: Application deadline

May 15: Applicants notified of decision

June 1: Deadline to accept offer



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


August 11: Welcome reception

August 12: Workshop

August 13: Workshop and depart

Costs to attend

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

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. Here, you'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!

Explore Iowa City

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Contact us

Questions and sponsorship inquiries are welcome.

Ann Campbell

Ann Melissa Campbell

Hanson Family Chair in Business Analytics

Beste Bascifcti

Beste Basciftci

Assistant Professor of Business Analytics

Kang Zhao

Kang Zhao

Department Executive Officer and Professor of Business Analytics