(L–R): Amit Malhotra (Associate Director – South Asia, La Trobe International); Prof Paul Mather (Head, La Trobe Business School); Prof Damminda Alahakoon (Senior Academic from Business Analytics Department at La Trobe Business School); Associate Kok-Leong Ong (Senior Academic from Business Analytics Department at La Trobe Business School) and Mr Marc Olynyk (Director Post Graduate Education, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe Business School)

A Senior Delegation from La Trobe Business School – La Trobe University (LTU), Australia visited Sri Lanka with the aim of introducing new programmes in Master of Business Analytics.

The purpose of their visit to Sri Lanka was to create New and Improved opportunities for students of both countries through numerous study and exchange programs.

Professor Paul Mather said, “La Trobe University’s constant endeavour to engage with key countries in our region and to keep creating enhanced opportunities for students has brought us to Sri Lanka this year. Our new Master of Business Analytics addresses considerable skills gap in the emerging “big data” area and should help students from Sri Lanka benefit from the cutting edge expertise within our Business School” said Professor Paul Mather, Head of La Trobe Business School”.

La Trobe Business School, Australia is offering Programs such as the ‘Master of Business Analytics along with wide range of business and management courses’ for both Domestic as well as International markets. It is projected by 2018, US market alone will require an additional 140,000-190,000 analytic professionals and 1.5 million more managers with knowledge in analytics. During the visit, La Trobe Business School had also planned events with the industry leaders in Sri Lanka.