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Last approved: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:02:19 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:02:19 GMT

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Change Type
Minor
MBA (Business Administration)
506
032330
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Data-Driven Managerial Decisions 1
Data-Driven Manag Decisions 1
Poole College of Management
Business Management (20BUS)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)
Remote Location/Site Based
MBA RTP Facility: 1 Park Drive, Suie 130, Durham NC
Grading Method
Graded/Audit
1
5
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Tonya Balan
Professor of Practice
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LEC10050YesN/A
Prerequisite: BUS/ST 350
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
52.0201Jenkins MBA ProgramRequired
Business cases and problems where data analysis is part of the decision-making process. Applications to finance, management, marketing, and operations. Proficiency in Excel methods commonly used in management. Completion of a project where students follow a business problem from formulation to solution using data analysis. Restricted to MBA students.

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of SciencesMontserrat FuentesI support this proposal.
Teaching resources that were previously allocated to MBA 504 (3 credits) will shift to cover MBA 506 and MBA 507 (1 credit each).

The purpose of this course is to train students to use data analysis in management decisions.  Such a course is required in all MBA programs and is offered by the business school.  


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills and use quantitative analysis to solve business problems

  • Recognize appropriate statistical methods to apply to selected management problems

  • Interpret articles and reports that contain quantitative information

  • Develop proficiency with Excel for data analysis

  • Present and justify a course of action to management based on data analysis


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment20homework and case write-ups
Multiple exams40exam assessing ability to apply tools to business problems
Project40case based project assessing student's ability to apply concepts to a real business problem
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Data description1 weekVisualizing and describing data; data management and cleaning; Excel pivot tables
Probability1 weekProbabilities and distributions; decision making under uncertainty; decision trees
Samples 1 weekSamples versus populations; application to quality control; estimating brand awareness from a sample
Significance1 weekStatistical significance versus practical significance; test-marketing new products
Exam and presentations1 weekTake-home final; in-class presentations
mlnosbis 4/11/2016: Consultation with Statistics approved. No further consultation required.

ghodge 4/11/2016: Ready for ABGS reviewers. Notify DELTA tha this is also a site based course.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No issues.
-Question- how do they manage two 5-week courses within the semester structure? No issues with the course.
mlnosbis (Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:31:52 GMT): This is a minor action updating only the course description. A current syllabus is attached.
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