Due to the coronavirus, the course is fully online in the spring of 2021. Please see the syllabus for full details.
The course provides an overview of the data analytics toolbox including topics such as descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics. These topics are approached from two perspectives: 1) how can the analytics toolbox be applied to problems arising in operations management, strategic management, and organizational design and development; 2) what are the implications of increasing reliance on analytics for these fields. The lectures discuss how analytics relates to real-world problems while the weekly assignments provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in applying analytics methods. In the group project, the students work in teams to develop an analytics solution for a case organization.
For more information about the lectures and case sessions (including Zoom links), click here.