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Business Data Analytics (BDAN)

BDAN 513    Contemporary Business Analytics    3 Hours

This course examines contemporary concepts and methods used to analyze business problems and scenarios. Course topics will include the administration of data analytics, and will utilize a variety of analytic techniques and visualization tools to improve the decision process and enhance business value.

Prerequisite(s): COBA Course Eligibility with a score of 6

Equivalent(s): BA 513

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

BDAN 515    Data Management    3 Hours

This course examines the development, administration, and utilization of large databases and database management systems. Coverage includes: on-premise and cloud-based data warehousing, best practices for Data ETL (extraction, transformation, and loading) to ensure data integrity and quality, and managing the data acquisition, data conditioning, and data storage processes.

Prerequisite(s): BDAN 513 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

BDAN 517    Predictive Analytics    3 Hours

A study of supervised and unsupervised data mining models including the most common data analytics approaches or techniques to address business questions. Topics include data reduction, regression, classification, principal components analysis, cluster analysis, and the usage of CRISP-DM conceptual model. Emphasis is on the understanding of the capability (and limitation) of each model using data real business case studies.

Prerequisite(s): BDAN 513 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): BDAN 519

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BDAN 519    Visualization and Decision Making    3 Hours

A study of data visualization for businesses by adopting the best practices in examining complex, heterogeneous big data sets, including the use of advanced techniques to conduct thorough and insightful analysis. To this end, incorporating solutions to real business problems by including the development of dashboards and metrics for decision making that support the businesses.

Prerequisite(s): BDAN 513 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): BDAN 517

Recent Term(s) Offered: None