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ISBN-10 0133552276ISBN-13 9780133552270
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ISBN-10 0133552187ISBN-13 9780133552188
Author(s): Marc J. Schniederjans; Dara G. Schniederjans; Christopher M. Starkey
Publisher: Pearson FT Press
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 368
Description

Responding to a shortage of effective content for teaching business analytics, this text offers a complete, integrated package of knowledge for newcomers to the subject.

The authors present an up-to-date view of what business analytics is, why it is so valuable, and most importantly, how it is used. They combine essential conceptual content with clear explanations of the tools, techniques, and methodologies actually used to implement modern business analytics initiatives.

Business Analytics Principles, Concepts, and Applications offers a proven step-wise approach to designing an analytics program, and successfully integrating it into your organization, so it effectively provides intelligence for competitive advantage in decision making.

Using step-by-step examples, the authors identify common challenges that can be addressed by business analytics, illustrate each type of analytics (descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive), and guide users in undertaking their own projects. Illustrating the real-world use of statistical, information systems, and management science methodologies, these examples help readers successfully apply the methods they are learning.

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