Business Analytics & Strategy

Business Analytics & Strategy

Single Course Fee: $990

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3.0
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Better analysis means better decisions

The Business Analytics & Strategy course focuses on understanding a range of fundamental quantitative models that have proven useful to analysts and decision makers. This course provides a survey of concepts, structure and analytical tools that are the foundation for organizing quantitative data and employing quantitative models to get insights that help you make better decisions.

  • Evaluate three of the most common methods of forecasting and choose which strategy is best given market conditions.
  • Define and analyze transformation processes available for producing and delivering products and services.
  • Calculate the capacity/resource requirements and the resulting time to deliver a product/service for given demand levels and uncertainties.
  • Explain why inventory exists and determine appropriate inventory management policies.
  • Identify and discuss key decisions in the core activities of purchasing and logistics management.

This course is delivered in partnership with Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.

Curriculum Highlights

  • A non-credit program offered 100% online and taught by same faculty as the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) program.
  • The case- and simulation-based curriculum is designed for real-world applicability.
  • The certificate curriculum is enhanced by weekly quizzes, readings, and final assessment.
  • Coursework can be completed on your time throughout the course.
  • Although the topics covered go into considerable depth, you do not need prior IT or analytics modeling knowledge or experience to apply for the program.
  • Delivered online to fit your busy schedule, the business analytics certificate can be completed in fewer than six months.
  • Specialize in data management to help overcome challenges in your current position or give you added expertise as you explore new opportunities.
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Thunderbird’s world-renowned faculty are hands-on professors with real world experience in working with global institutions and in international markets. Cultural nuances, regional regulations, emerging markets and global teams are part of working for an organization that operates globally. Thunderbird faculty help you learn what to expect and how to deal with the unexpected.

Professor: Uday Kulkami, Ph.D.