Analytics for Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

9 class sessions, 3 hours each | 6 – 9 p.m.
September 11 - November 6, 2017


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course presents an overview as well as practical guidelines for applying analytics and data to complex business decisions.

PREREQUISITES
Working knowledge of the terminology and general business practices. Basic mathematics and computer skills, and cursory familiarity with information technology.

LEARNING OUTCOMES/COURSE OBJECTIVES

COURSE STRUCTURE AND MATERIALS
The course is based upon lectures, exercises done in class, exercises done by students outside of class, exercise solution discussion, and case discussion.

INSTRUCTOR
George Danner, President of Business Laboratory, LLC | Bio

COURSE SCHEDULE

9 class sessions, 3 hours each from 6 – 9 p.m.
Case assignment each session

Session 1 – Sept. 11, 2017
What is Analytical problem solving?

Session 2 – Sept. 18, 2017
How to properly frame a problem

Session 3 – Sept. 25, 2017
How are business problems different from other problems?

Session 4 – Oct. 2, 2017
Methods and tools of analytics, Part 1

Session 5 – Oct. 9, 2017
Methods and tools of analytics, Part 2

Session 6 - Oct. 16, 2017
All about data

Session 7 – Oct. 23, 2017
Visualization and other user considerations

Session 8 – Oct. 30, 2017
Building and maintaining analytical teams

Session 9 – Nov. 6, 2017
What does a modern analytical organization look like?

 


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