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Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics | Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics | Virginia Tech

Future Leaders… Take the Extra leap

The Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (CBIA) is home to Virginia Tech’s master’s program in business analytics (known as the MSBA-BA), producing next-generation, high-impact business analytics leaders. This one-year program is open to all undergraduate majors.


“Big data and analytics are impacting every sector of business. By supporting research, teaching, and outreach in business intelligence and analytics, the CBIA will keep the Virginia Tech community at the forefront of this field.“ —Robert Sumichrast, Dean 

Data visualization class held in

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International Business Center (CIBER) – Global Initiatives


The International Business Center (IBC) in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University was
designated in 1990 as a National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education (i.e., a Center for
International Business Education and Research). Our mission is to provide superior education, research, and
assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on international business and trade.

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IBC Fact Sheet

Annual Report

In 2004, MSU-CIBER began publishing an Annual Report. The purpose of these reports is to highlight our programs and activities.

globalEDGE™ is the world’s leading online source in “international business” (as ranked by major search engines). globalEDGE is developed by the MSU International Business Center as “Your Source for Global Business Knowledge.”

Established in 1959, AIB has 3475 members in 92 countries.
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Center for Entrepreneurship – College of Business

Established in 1986, EMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) strives to enhance a culture of entrepreneurship in the EMU community by supporting a strong entrepreneurship curriculum and offering a variety of co-curricular programs. The CFE also encourages local entrepreneurship by engaging EMU students and faculty in innovation, business creation and growth in southeast Michigan.


  • The submission portal is open! 

2020 Sesi Entrepreneurship and Skandalaris BP Competition

Academic Curriculum

This includes a major in entrepreneurship for College of Business (COB) students pursuing a bachelor’s in business administration (B.B.A) program, a minor in entrepreneurship for students outside the COB, graduate certificate (both face-to-face and online) in entrepreneurship for anyone with a bachelor’s degree and finally, a specialization in entrepreneurship for master’s in business administration students.

Entrepreneurship Programs

Skandalaris Business Plan Competition

In its eighth year, university (and high school) students compete in separate categories for a chance at

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Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

About the WBC:

The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky helps female-owned businesses start and grow. We empower entrepreneurs by offering tools and support to established businesses so they can stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize future growth, and contribute to the growth and economic development of our community.

The Women’s Business Center offers free, confidential business coaching to start-up and existing businesses.

Click here to visit the complete Women’s Business Center website today!

Our services include:

• Customized, one-on-one business counseling (online, telephone, or in-person)

• Business plans, cash flow projections, and marketing plans

• Business coaching

• Access to capital for survival and growth

• Certification and procurement workshops

• Business webinars, workshops, and networking events covering all aspects of managing a successful business

• Financial education online training –

• Microloans

Women in Business Expo & Conference

Each year, the Women’s Business Center hosts a day-long

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Center for Business Intelligence

Business Decisions Backed by Data

We consider high quality information as the new currency of competitive advantage. Business owners often have a difficult time pulling back to work on their company rather than in their company. Using data and targeted research to address important business issues and to discover new opportunities helps business owners gain that new “working on” perspective.

Business Intelligence Services

As an entrepreneur, you make important decisions about the future of your business every day. Let us help you make better informed decisions, backed by data.

Meet the Team

The centerpiece of of our service is the Business Intelligence Team (BIT). A team of research specialists assigned to work with you to sort out things you need more information about.

Business Data

The Center for Business Intelligence can help business owners and economic developers leverage valuable insights from our longitudinal business database

Data Resources



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Small Business | Center for Rural Affairs

The most effective development strategy for rural communities is small entrepreneurship – locally owned and operated small businesses.

Our Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) is committed to strengthening rural communities through small, self-employed business development. We offer four essential services: financing (microloans), business training, technical assistance, and networking.

Call on REAP when you are thinking of starting a small business or if you already operate a small business in Nebraska. You can find your nearest REAP business specialist here. Through REAP you can create a business plan, research potential markets and marketing ideas, discuss management issues with experienced business specialists, and apply for a small business loan.

Started in 1990, REAP has provided services to numerous micro/small businesses throughout Nebraska. (A microbusiness is defined as one with 10 or fewer employees.) We’ve placed more than $16 million in loans and leveraged over $23 million in additional funds from other sources.

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Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC

ELEVATIONLAB is all of the training programs of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC; we offer classes and workshops that are targeted for every business stage:

  • SPARK classes for start-ups
  • SCALE classes for growth
  • SURGE classes for technology and innovation

All training programs offer participants an opportunity to learn from experienced business owners and consultants. Participants will get peer-to-peer interactions, strategic action items and opportunities to network with the experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Instructors bring years of business experience to each class, giving participants the opportunity to tap resources, get access to funding opportunities and leading-edge business tools.

Are you ready to turn your great idea into a business? Would you like to get into an entrepreneurial mindset and learn from successful business owners? Do you need help writing a business plan? Are you struggling with financial basics and management know-how? ELEVATIONLAB offers SPARK classes to

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What is a Business Intelligence Center?

Perhaps you’ve come across a Business Intelligence (BI) Center site and you don’t know what it’s for. Or, maybe you’re looking for that perfect place to store and share reports with people in your organization. Whether you’re an administrator, report author, or information consumer, a BI Center site can be a valuable resource. It’s not just a place to store files; it’s also a way to bring together information and processes using a variety of BI tools.

The Business Intelligence Center site's home page

A BI Center site is a SharePoint site that was designed especially for BI content, such as data connections, reports, scorecards, and dashboards. A BI Center site has certain characteristics that set it apart from other kinds of SharePoint sites. These include prebuilt lists and libraries designed especially for BI content, access to PerformancePoint Services content (for on-premises customers), sample files, and links to helpful information about BI tools.

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Getting Started: Introduction to the Business Intelligence Center

Your organization has data, lots of data, and probably stores that data in a variety of formats, such as databases, e-mail messages, and spreadsheet files. The Business intelligence Center site and its tools help you organize that data in a useful way and present that data as meaningful information.

The Business Intelligence Center is a pre-built Web site, or site template, that is optimized to help you manage the working elements of business intelligence (BI) reporting: scorecards, dashboards, data connections, status lists, status indicators, and so on. You can customize a Business Intelligence Center site as much as you like, or you can just start by using its built-in tools.

The Business Intelligence Center is a great place to start. You can see examples of key BI elements, such as an Excel Services workbook for analysis, charts, and different kinds of dashboards. And, to learn

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Business intelligence center of excellence (BI CoE): A handy reference

The rate of adoption of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the enterprise has been increasing rapidly in recent times, and many view it as the proverbial silver bullet. In reality, mere plain-vanilla deployment of BI rarely produces the desired results. Rather, the organization needs to set up a BI center of excellence (BI CoE) that will serve as the focal point from which the business derives deep insight into its products, services, customers and market initiatives, and consequently tweaks its strategies for maximum effectiveness and business benefit. 

Many organizations inappropriately view the BI CoE — also known as the BI unit or decision support unit — as a “project” under the technology arm. Ideally, the BI CoE’s driver should be a business person who also has a strong grasp of technology, so that the effort does not remain purely IT-focused. The business case for a BI CoE stems from the

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