Course Catalog and Schedule

Analytics for Strategy (STRT-469-0)
1.00 Credit
TCE BidStats

This course was formerly known as MGMT 469
This course is an advanced analytics elective that uses data to inform strategic decisions. Should a fast food chain enter the highly profitable breakfast market segment? Not if the incumbents will respond by competing aggressively. Can a bank raise profits by attracting more customers through generous loan terms? Not if it inadvertently attracts risky customers. Data-driven analyses of such issues require going beyond statistically significant relationships (profitability in current market conditions, overall demand for generous loans) to assess underlying cause and effect. The course tackles a broad range of topics in competitive strategy, such as product portfolios (is it profitable to enter a rival’s niche?), personnel (do workplace perks reduce absenteeism?), and cost reduction (is it profitable to adopt a new technology?). Students will learn through hands-on experience with performing advanced regression analyses and interpreting their results.Students who took DECS 434 prior to the launch of DECS 431 (Fall 2013) must have permission of the instructor to enroll.

Full-Time: (DECS-431-0 OR DECS-434-0 OR DECS-439-0 OR DECS-440-0 OR DECSM-431-0 OR MECN-432-0)
E&W: (DECS-431-0 OR DECS-440-0)

Negative Requisites:
All Students: MGMT-469-0

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2017-2018 Spring 2018 10 Weeks STRT-469-0 Analytics for Strategy 70 1 Prager, Elena Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (250) N