Arthur M. Blank School
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Data is critical to all business, yet meaningless without analytics. To be successful in fast-changing, highly competitive industries requires strategic innovative thinkers who understand how to recognize, interpret, and summarize key data as they plan, execute, and make decisions.
As an online business analytics training that uses examples from your daily work, this course will help you develop an analytics for managers skill set that you can continue to apply every day. These hands-on skills will prepare you to analyze data, present findings, and make meaningful conclusions about data in a business setting. If you have experience working with data, you can refresh your data analysis skills and master how to effectively apply them, adding strategic value to your business.
Session topics for this executive program in business analytics include:
Sample Action Plan objectives include:
Oct 14 - Nov 10, 2022
4 Weeks; 4–6 Hours/Week
Business Analytics for Managers is designed for:
This course is not sector specific. It is applicable to financial analysis, sales, marketing, operations, category management (including pricing optimization) and logistics functions across manufacturing, retail, transportation, health care, agriculture, and technology.
Registration closes on Oct 13, 2022 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time
This is a four-week, self-paced, online business analytics training program with a case study session, live introductory and action plan presentation sessions. Participants can expect all sessions to be at 11 a.m - 12 p.m ET:
Program includes a case study and action plan building session with the instructor, discussion boards to foster collaboration, extensive Excel modeling, weekly review videos, and assessments used as a knowledge check. Course action plans created during the program focus on how to apply learnings to your current job/business and include a final presentation and review.
Prepare your managers and leaders to effectively and efficiently identify, analyze, and apply data to make informed decisions across your organization with training in business analytics. Babson Executive Education custom programs are tailored to your unique needs. Provide your team with a framework for both growing their innovative, entrepreneurial mindset and taking your business to the next level.
Teaching at Babson College since 1984, George Recck is currently the Faculty Director of the Math Resource Center and Senior Lecturer in the Math and Science division. He has taught a variety of Business Analytics courses at all levels and has published in the areas of teaching statistics and using analytics in sports. He recently served as the Chair of the Business Analytics / Statistics Education special interest group for the American Statistical Association.
Babson Executive Education works with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunity. Babson cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is the basis for many of the world’s most innovative businesses and leaders.
Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your organization or business.
George Recck ’82, MBA’84 has been a landmark on the Babson campus for more than 40 years. Today, as Director of the Math Resource Center at Babson College and a Senior Lecturer, Recck shares his wealth of experience through training in business analytics applied to business problems and solutions, using real-world situations.
The magnitude and accessibility of data—and the ability to analyze those data—have advanced dramatically. The power of data processing can be seen in diverse fields, including investing, web analytics, and sports metrics. Here, Director of the Math Resource Center at Babson and professor for Business Analytics for Managers George Recck applies data analysis to fantasy league basketball and gets winning results.
The importance of business analytics and understanding how to effectively use data is key to success in today’s workforce. While Babson is well known for entrepreneurship education, data analysis and mathematics courses that focus on the practical rather than the abstract play a key role in better preparing students for success in work.
“Every data set has its own story.” Combing through multitudes of data, of bushels and bundles and buckets of numbers and information, Babak Zafari, assistant professor of statistics and analytics at Babson College, seeks the stories that are hidden there.
How and when will I have access to the course materials?
Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.
Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the live online sessions?
The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).
Do I need to join the virtual sessions live? Will they be recorded?
We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. However, we do understand that emergencies arise, so sessions will be recorded and made available upon request.
What technology do you use for the live online programs?
What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the live online sessions?
What happens if I have technical issues?
Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.
How long will I have access to the online materials?
Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.
When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?
Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
Do you offer discounts?
Discounts on Babson Executive Education courses are available for the following:
Please email Rachel Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.
*Excludes Founder’s Finance
Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?
Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please contact Rachel Crane email@example.com for additional information.
What will I receive upon completion of the program?
Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.
Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?
We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.
Where can I find information for in-person programs?
Explore Babson Executive Education's full suite of in-person programs.
What is your cancellation policy for live online programs?
Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Executive Education.
*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.