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College Factual places business analytics in top 5

Associate Professor Alan Abrahams teaches the Introduction to Business Analytics Modeling class.

Virginia Tech has been ranked No. 4 among 2018’s best management sciences and quantitative methods colleges in the U.S. by College Factual.

The program, also known as business analytics, is part of the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business, which is ranked No. 23 in College Factual’s top business colleges in the U.S.

Three students present their team project.

Steven Gillen, Hamza Ali, Nate DiDuro

Pamplin’s hospitality program was ranked No. 7 and accounting No. 19, among other rankings.

“This is great news,” said Pamplin dean Robert Sumichrast. “Congratulations to Associate Dean Lara Khansa, our department heads, and the faculty and staff who teach, mentor, and serve our students in other ways.”

Two students present their team project.

From left: Yassmin Shamma, Rami Hindi

College Factual notes that Virginia Tech is “a great option for students pursuing a management sciences and quantitative methods degree. Management science students from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University get an earnings boost of about 10.8 percent over the average earnings of management sciences and quantitative methods majors.”

College Factual claims its rankings are better as they are focused on outcomes (such as graduation and retention rates) and do not rely on subjective survey data, among other factors.