IST 495. Foundations in Business Analytics. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the key business, computational and data competencies needed by business analysts for effective data-driven decision making. The course focuses on how structural as well as unstructured "big data" can be used to help decision makers improve organizational competitiveness. Students will learn fundamental skills for business analytics: data manipulation, data visualization and statistical methods to gain experience with different software tools used for data analysis and reporting. Not open to students with credit in BSAN 440. Prerequisite: Completion of DSCI 302 and BSAN 326 or IST 326. Enrollment restricted. LEC.