Iona College Establishes Analytics Institute

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Iona College's Hagan School of Business has opened a new analytics institute.
Iona College's Hagan School of Business has opened a new analytics institute. Photo Credit: Courtesy Iona College Facebook page

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Iona College's Hagan School of Business has opened a new analytics institute. 

The Center for Health Care Analytics is the first major program initiative of the new institute. The initiative is directed by Paul Savage, senior clinical lecturer in the the business school. The Center for Health Care Analytics is set to have "close linkages to the Health Care Management MBA concentration program," representatives said. Iona’s Center For Financial Market Studies will also be part of the analytics institute.

 “The Iona College Analytics Institute will provide area businesses and organizations with reliable, independent data verification and decision modeling,” Dean Vincent Calluzzo said. “Opportunities for students to be trained in the important field of data analytics will be an integral part of the institute’s mission.”

The Iona College Analytics Institute will branch out in data security analytics, risk management analytics, financial analytics and e-business analytics, representatives said.  

"It cannot be timelier to have the analytics institute at Iona,” said Sibdas Ghosh, dean of the College’s School of Arts and Science. “We are inundated with data and the implications are huge in every sector. This institute, given the rise of electronic media and enterprises, will help us to train and prepare our students, faculty and collaborators alike across the disciplines to tackle ‘big data’ and become competitive, innovative and entrepreneurial to move the world.”

Interested parties from the business community are welcome and asked to contact Dean Calluzzo at vcalluzzo@iona.edu or 914-633-2256.

“The establishment of the analytics institute grows out of Iona College’s five-year strategic plan, Advancing Our Legacy And Defining Our Future,” said Iona President Joseph E. Nyre. “It supports our goals for elevating academic distinction, interdisciplinary pursuits, the student experience and entrepreneurial endeavors.”

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