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BUSN250 - Analytics I

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN250 Course ID: 4592 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge in analytics, and how it is used in business to strengthen the decision-making process. As technology has changed the landscape of business processes, it has also created a necessity for decision-makers to have the ability to use various tools to create, manipulate, and report data. Students will learn operational statistical theories, software options to work with data, and begin to integrate concepts into objective decision-making.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1 Compare and contrast data, information and knowledge within organizational contexts.

CO-2 Compare and contrast the data elements commonly used in a spreadsheet format repository of data.

CO-3 Compute means, medians, modes and standard deviations of small data sets to demonstrate knowledge of descriptive statistics.

CO-4 Compare metrics (measures) used in one's organization with that of competitors.

CO-5 Classify existing sources of data within the workplace setting.

CO-6 Describe the elements of the information infrastructure within an organization

CO-7 Interpret the meaning of means, medians, modes and standard deviations within an applied context at work.

CO-8 Use Data Visualization Software Features Within Spreadsheet, Statistical, and Data Visualization Programs.

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Forum 1 3.57 %
Forum 2 3.57 %
Forum 3 3.57 %
Forum 4 3.57 %
Forum 5 3.57 %
Forum 6 3.57 %
Forum 7 3.57 %
Assignments 55.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 2 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 3 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 4 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 5 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 6 Assignment 7.86 %
Week 7 Assignment 7.86 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
BUSN250 Final Exam 20.00 %

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website

Purdue Online Writing Lab

YouTube Video on Formatting an APA Style Paper

Microsoft Office Training Website

YouTube Videos on Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Business Analytics Techniques

Book Title:BUSN250 - *optional* software for this course is not covered by the APUS Book Grant. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:BUSN250 Software
Book Title:Business Analytics, 2nd Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Evans, James R.
Unit Cost:$196.85
Electronic ISBN:9781323574355
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.