DA 310 Introduction to Analytics • 5 Cr.

Description

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.

Description starting Summer 2020

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 BUSIT 103 with a C or better and MATH138 or MATH& 141 with a C or better; or permission of instructor.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Assess how data analytics can ¬≠be used to solve business problems
  • Explore career paths related to data analytics
  • Utilize common technological tools in service of data handling
  • Employ SQL to work with data sets and build data applications
  • Appraise the merits of Python and R to manage data sets
  • Evaluate results to form conclusions that inform future actions
  • Provide reports and recommendations to stakeholders to inform their next steps

Offered