Business Analytics Program Redesigned to Produce ‘Analytics Translators’

The progression of artificial intelligence and algorithms are changing the field of business analytics. Organizations need business analytics professionals who can translate complex data sets into useful insights that inform leadership to solve business problems. The redesigned Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics programs at Opus College of Business emphasize experiential learning to prepare graduates to serve in analytics translator roles. As part of the core curriculum of the master’s program, a capstone project allows students to apply their skills to a real-world analytics project and strengthen their data storytelling capabilities. Throughout the semester-long project, groups of three to five students are paired with a sponsor from the partnering firm. The teams meet with their sponsor weekly to coordinate client and project management. The semester culminates in a presentation to senior leadership within the organization. The participating firms represent a wide swath of

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Westlake students win national entrepreneurs pitch competition

Six Westlake High School students won a national competition, and with it $10,000 donated by Uncharted Learning, to help them with the launch of their new gift cart app GiftE. The group reached the final competition after being chosen as one of the top five teams in the country. 

GiftE came out of the high school’s business incubator program last year, which is part of a national program with a curriculum produced by Uncharted Learning. The team was awarded $15,000 this spring when it won a school pitch night in a competition with 30 Westlake entrepreneur teams. The students also received a $10,000 investment from the local business Powerpack.

GiftE is a free interactive app for users to store, trade, send and donate their gift cards, according to student Jash Desai.

Desai said he came up with the idea last year as part of the incubator program when he noticed

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Shorenstein acquires Virginia Business Center

Shorenstein Properties announced the acquisition of Monroe Business Center, a collection of seven Class B office buildings on approximately 19 acres of land in the Herndon submarket of Northern Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The portfolio totals 244,393 s/f and is 94 percent leased to 61 tenants with a combined weighted average remaining lease term of two years.

The portfolio sits within the Transit Related Growth area (TRG), which currently provides landowners with the opportunity to secure up to 1.25x floor area ratio, qualifying the site for up to one million square feet of additional mixed-use density.

Situated across the street from Herndon Silver Line Metro Station as well as several major highways, Monroe Business Center provides easy access to the broader DC region and greater East Coast. In addition to outstanding accessibility via train or car, Monroe Business Center is five miles from Washington Dulles International

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Kimberly-Clark cuts forecast as inflation headwinds intensify

Kimberly-Clark Corp. cut its annual forecast as inflationary headwinds and slowing toilet paper sales hurt business while the pandemic moved into the rearview mirror. 

The Irving, Texas-based consumer products maker said on Friday that it will earn between $6.65 and $6.90 a share, down from its prior forecast of as much as $7.55. The company expects net sales to grow 1% to 4%, down from prior guidance of 3% to 5% growth.

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“We are facing significantly higher input costs and a reversal in consumer tissue volumes from record growth in the year ago period as consumers and retailers in North America continued to reduce home and retail inventory,” CEO Mike Hsu said in a statement.   

The company has already raised prices to “mitigate inflationary

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