SCMS 451: Introduction to Predictive Analytics

Prereqs: SCMS 335; SCMS 350; 2.5 GPA.
This course expands the basic statistical and analytics tools for developing understanding of advanced methods for data analysis and modeling, business strategy, information technology in order to develop automated structures to support decision making. The course is intended to provide tools for business applications working with data, databases and reports from analytic models. It covers fundamentals of data analysis and inferential statistics as wells as predictive modeling techniques; including linear regression, logistic regression, structural equation modeling, decision trees, artificial neural networks and support vector machines.   The course is intended for students interested in Business Analytics in all Business Majors as well as students who are primarily interested in the applications of data mining from fields such as engineering, basic sciences, sociology, psychology etc.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom

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