Office of Executive Development

Knowledge for the Real World


Data Analytics for Decision-Making and Problem-Solving for Executives and Managers

Now Available Virtually

Upcoming Dates Available Soon | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | (0.8 CEUs)

**If you prefer to attend this session from your own computer, then we will make a zoom calendar event available to you. The virtual class will run at the same time as the regular class on campus but please login 45 minutes prior to the course start time. Register for virtual option above.


There is very high demand for Data Scientists, in fact it is one of the leading professions in the market at the moment. Harvard Business Review called it "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century".

According to Glassdoor, the average base pay for Data Scientists is $120,931.

There is a reason Data Scientists are in such high demand. Employers all over the world are looking to make their firms more data-driven, more disciplined, and with a far better decision-making capability.

Now more than ever from baseball to politics and from supply chain to marketing, data analytics is helping decision makers understand information can be used to design and deploy superior strategies that produce superior results. Managers and leaders from all levels of the organization need to understand how to define the challenges they face and how to employ analytics to address those challenges. This course will help you apply analytical business strategy by putting data analytics to valuable use inside of your company creating a solid base of knowledge which will allow you to go out and solve real world business problems.

This course presents an overview as well as practical guidelines for applying analytics and data to complex business decisions as they arise. The textbook used in the course will be Profit from Science, written by the instructor.

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


Norman Johnson, Professor and Chair of Decision and Information Sciences, C. T. Bauer College of Business | Bio


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