Course Descriptions and Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

MSDS 480-DL : Business Leadership and Communications


Description

This course introduces fundamental leadership theory and associated behaviors to enable students to excel in their analytics careers. The course builds from the basic premise that leadership is learned. It examines the theory and practice of leadership at the individual and organizational levels, and discusses how to drive effective change in organizations at various stages in an enterprise analytics transformation process. Students spend three weeks on analytics-specific project management, in which they design an analytics project plan using an agile approach. They incorporate the cross-industry standard process for data mining (CRISP-DM) methodology, and execute that plan in a simulated business setting. Leadership challenges unique to analytics departments in various company sizes are addressed through the use of case studies and theory-based assignments. The course focuses on developing effective communication strategies and presentations that resonate across business and technical teams.

Prerequisites:  None

This is a required course for the Analytics Management specialization.


Spring 2021
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/29/21 - 06/06/21Optional Sync Th
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Chulis, Kimberly
Online
Open

Spring 2021
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
03/29/21 - 06/06/21Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 56
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Nair, Ciju
Online
Open

Summer 2021
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/21/21 - 08/28/21Optional Sync Th
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Chulis, Kimberly
Online
Open

Summer 2021
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/21/21 - 08/28/21Optional Sync W
7 – 9:30 p.m. 56
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Nair, Ciju
Online
Open
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