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EMBA 8150: Data Analytics

Tentative Schedule for Spring 2019

 

You are not expected to read/watch all the listed resources during this semester! They are merely

suggestions for further reading relevant to the course, if and when you wish to do so.

 

 Date

Topic

Resources

Assignments Due

Weekend1

 

 

 

Saturday

Jan 26

 

1:305:30

Introduction

Decision Making and Risk

Cognitive Biases

Why Analytics?

Overview of Analytics

The Initial Client Meeting

Movie: 12 Angry Men

Book: Being Wrong

Book: Competing on Analytics

Notes Initial Client Meeting

Assignment 1 Due on Thursday, Feb 7 by 11:59 PM.

(Sample Design)

 

Read Siegel Text Chapter 1 over next couple of weeks.

Weekend2

 

 

 

Friday

Feb 8

 

4:15-7:00

Quiz 1 (all quizzes based on material from previous class session)

Predictive Models

Understanding Simple Regression

Shoe Size Example

Notes Simple Regression

Read Siegel Text Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 over next couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Feb 9

 

1:305:30

Quiz 2

Multiple Regression Example

 

Classification Techniques

Model Building and Evaluation

Excel Example - Classification

Notes Multiple Regression

Lung Capacity Data

Dummy Variables data

 

Classification Exercise

Titanic Survival Data

Assignment 2 Due on Thursday, Feb. 21 by 11:59 PM

Dataset for Assignment

(BDNF Data)

(Regression Analysis)

Weekend3

 

 

 

Friday

Feb 22

1:00-3:45

Quiz 3

Time Series Forecasting

 

Moving Averages

Trendlines

Walmart Revenue Data

 

 

Friday

4:15-7:00

Quiz 4

Time Series continued

Decomposition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Feb 23

1:305:30

Quiz 5

Optimization

Conclusion

Book: Thinking, Fast and slow

Team Project Due Sunday, Feb 24th by 11:59 PM.

Project Report Guidelines