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BUSN450 - Advanced Analytics

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN450 Course ID: 4594 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to lead students through various projects and business problem scenarios to enable them to apply concepts learned to quantify elements of alternative elimination, assess data pertinent to the overall decision-making process, and to gain and understanding of the different business functions and how data is used differently in each area. This course requires Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher. (Prerequisite: BUSN350)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
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
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1 Analyze and report on how historical trends in data utilization within organizations are impacting organizational decision-making in case studies.

CO-2: Develop, propose, and provide support for alternate strategies (to the ones provided in the case studies) with the potential to yield improved results.

CO-3: Apply appropriate analytic strategies to evaluate and report on business decision-making efficacy in case studies.

CO-4: Differentiate how various functions within the organization use qualitative and quantitative data analytic methods to evaluate the effectiveness of existing business practices (e.g. marketing, supply chain

management, financial analysis, human resources, etc.).

CO-5: Evaluate the appropriate uses of data sampling in business decision-making.

CO-6: Assess and report on the efficiency and efficacy of data-sharing protocols within the business. Develop alternate protocols with the potential to improve operations efficiency within the workplace settings

CO-7: Evaluate the appropriate level of reporting when given varying statistical outputs and stakeholders.

CO-8: Distinguish how various roles within the organization will influence the need for data for, and use information in, the decision-making process.

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

Regression Examples

YouTube Videos on Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Business Analytics Techniques

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process, and Decisions Through Big Data - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also provided in the classroom
Publication Info:Lib
Unit Cost:$37.46

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.