Data, Analytics, and Decisions

This course teaches how to lead analytics projects and manage data teams to make better business decisions. Successful data projects are largely about perspective in framing and questioning business problems and opportunities. Topics explored include the role of data in business and sustainability; applying a systems thinking approach; drawing boundaries and making assumptions; tying sustainability metrics to high-level business objectives, and using data to make a compelling business case. 

After taking this course students will be better able to:
  • Understand the basics of statistics in business, the language of data, and how to manage internal and external data resources
  • Plan outcomes-focused analytics projects based on real-world scenarios
  • Perform basic data analytics including the tidying and QC of raw data, data modeling and insights discovery
  • Design compelling data visualizations to tell stories grounded in fact and business context
  • Choose appropriate analytic methods and tools such as big data and machine learning

Current Course Descriptions

  • Principles of Sustainable Management (POSM)
  • Economics for Decision-making
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Accounting and the Integrated Bottom Line
  • NYCLab
  • Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • Operations and Supply Chains
  • Finance for Sustainability
  • Customers and Marketing
  • Data, Analytics, and Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Strategy for Sustainability
  • Employees and Organizations
  • Circular Value Chain Management
  • Sustaining a Mission-Driven Organization
  • ImpactLab: Defining the Future of Finance
  • Business and Sustainable Development
  • Capstone