Center for Business Analytics

Center for Business Analytics

Center for Business Analytics

Established in 2021 as part of a $6 million gift from UNH alumnus Peter T. Paul '67, The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Center for Business Analytics brings together the knowledge and expertise of academics and industry professionals working in the business analytics field to address high-level data science/analytics problems. It is a key part of a larger strategic Business Analytics Initiative: strengthening and driving the expansion of research, educational programs, course offerings, student enrollment and engagement, and industry partnerships at Paul College.

The center serves as the hub for the Business Analytics Initiative serving to coordinate, integrate, and foster diverse research, teaching, experiential learning, and industry engagement activities across the Initiative.


The Center for Business Analytics serves as the focal point for:

  • A connected research community: The Center is a hub that brings together faculty and students across disciplines working in analytics to support cutting-edge research, catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration, and share knowledge and experience. The Center seeks opportunities for sponsored research from industry and government agencies to support faculty and graduate students, as well as expand the impact of Paul College’s research in the field.
  • Educational programs, tracks, and courses in business analytics, as well as experiential learning opportunities for students: The Center drives educational and engagement opportunities with industry partners to connect students with our growing network of sponsors. The Center also will serve as home for Artifex Data Analytics, the college's undergraduate student organization that applies data analytics to real-world business problems, and will host Business in Practice courses developed in analytics.   
  • A community space for students studying analytics: The Center is part of the "Graduate Quant Hub," a dynamic space for students studying analytics to take classes, collaborate, share ideas, work together on problems and projects, and hone their skills.
  • Engagement with industry: The Center develops and sustains relationships with industry partners to help solve complex problems, implementing the tools of analytics to create value for businesses. 
  • Bryan Belanger, Senior Director at Technology Business Research, Inc.

    “The Center for Business Analytics [...] is absolutely critical in New Hampshire to bring small businesses together to share knowledge, learn and connect with students and researchers in this emerging area. It lifts all boats, so to speak—students, faculty, the university, and businesses."


    - Bryan Belanger '10, '11G MB, Senior Director at Technology Business Research, Inc.