DA 310 Introduction to Analytics • 5 Cr.


Introduces the importance of data management, data analysis and data representation. Includes the use of common statistical tools and their applications in decision-making and research. Emphasis is on quantitative and technology based analysis of real world problems to improve decision-making in various disciplines, along with report writing and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the program and MATH 138 or MATH& 141 with a C or better; or permission of the instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between data analytics and business decision-making process.
  • Analyze and evaluate research methodologies.
  • Identify the most common data analytics methods and discuss how each method best applies to specific analytics questions.
  • Identify the most common technological tools used in data analytics.
  • Evaluate business problems and determine suitable analytical methods.
  • Use technological tools such as Excel or R to manage data sets in various sizes and formats.
  • Interpret research study results and clearly state the conclusion in reports and presentations with close attention to details