What we do
The Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (ACBA) aims at developing, disseminating and exploiting business analytics/big data knowledge and applications by bringing together businesses and scientific research (academia). ACBA is part of the VU University Amsterdam. Central to all activities of ACBA is the development and application of highly qualified scientific research. The founding departments (the department of Mathematics and the department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Sciences and the department Information, Logistics and Innovation of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) have a rich history in scientific research on analytics, as well as in collaboration with businesses on analytics. As such ACBA has professionals that are able to combine scientific research with understanding of business problems.
Organisations require people who are equipped with a particular set of analytical skills and who also understand business and technology. ACBA offers a post-graduate program “Data Science” that provides its students with these skills. Participants of this program will be able to carry out effective data analysis utlitizing analytics within a business context using the appropriate software. The program brings together competencies that are required for an end-to-end understanding of how analytics works to become an analytics professional.
In addition, ACBA offers in-house training in state-of-the-art business analytics customized for your company. In-house training can include exercises, workshops and inspiring lectures from beginner to expert-level. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
An analytics lab aims at facilitating projects with a relative short time span (several weeks to months). In an analytic lab researchers and businesses work together on solving specified analytics business cases. As the focal point for industry partnerships related to Big Data and Business Analytics, the analytics lab also provides infrastructure and support for student training and engagement in projects that involve the analysis of large datasets. Through this partnership, students will have ample opportunity to create, apply, and leverage lead-edge solutions from Business Analytics.