Business Analytics Made Simple

Exam Questions: 40
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 240 | Content: 224, Supplemental: 16
NASBA Area of Study: Management Services
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 7305C

This course will demonstrate how you can leverage your data to generate valuable insights and drive countless smart business decisions. Analytics doesn't need to be only about Big Data that require data scientists to figure out. 80% of everyday business problems can be solved by any professional using a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. This course will show you that business analytics is a simple problem-solving tool that can lead to agile business practices, more productive employees and bigger revenues. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Analytics or Die
  • What Is Analytics?
  • Top Seven Analytics Methodologies
  • B.A.D.I.R: Business Analytics in Five Simple Steps
  • Predictive Analytics, aka Rocket Science
  • Data and Analytics Tools
  • Analytics and Leadership
  • Competing on Analytics
  • Analytics Leader's Playbook
  • Making it Happen
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Ten Case Studies
  • Appendix
  • To identify what is analytics
  • To identify the different components in analytics
  • To recall analytics methodologies
  • To identify the steps involved to go from business to decision
  • To recognize components of predictive analytics
  • To identify commonly used tools in business analytics
  • To identify a data maturity process
  • To recognize the pillars of understanding
  • To recall steps of the 90-day management plan
  • To identify the means to truly impact the organization
  • To identify common business leader pitfalls
  • To recall what analytical tools were used in various cases with an analytical framework
  • To recognize basic business statistics

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