The University of Illinois and the Deloitte Foundation have teamed up to launch the "University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics" at Urbana-Champaign.
A $5 million gift from the Deloitte Foundation and retired and current partners, directors and employees of Deloitte will boost Illinois College of Business forward in business analytics education and talent development.
The new center will create analytics curriculum to provide students with knowledge, skills and abilities to become the highly trained business leaders of the future.
"We are very grateful to the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte's University of Illinois alumni for funding the center, which will help provide Illinois a leadership role in the world of business analytics education," Illinois College of Business Dean Jeffrey Brown said. "With globalization, outsourcing, cloud-based computing and other technological advancements, a state-of-the-art education is critically important to prepare the business leaders of tomorrow."
"It is a natural fit for us to support the University of Illinois and its Center for Business Analytics as our organizations share a commitment to developing faculty, cultivating talent and accelerating education to meet the pace of business," Deloitte Foundation Chairman Mike Fucci said. "Together, we are better preparing students for tomorrow's business challenges and fostering a culture of collaboration."
The College of Business, the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte have a long relationship of providing enhanced educational opportunities.