May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6121 - Data Wrangling and Exploration

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course provides an overview of data-driven decision making and the use of business analytics to support organizational performance.  Special attention is paid to identifying appropriate sources of data, evaluating the quality of data, wrangling the data for specific analytical techniques, and exploring patterns within the data.  Students will learn current practices, tools, and methods for data wrangling and exploration.  Effective interpretation and communication of results are emphasized. (prereq: graduate standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of business analytics, including trends and challenges
  • Evaluate sources of data and opportunities for data collection and use across an organization
  • Perform data wrangling using appropriate methods and tools for a given analytics scenario
  • Apply appropriate data exploration techniques for a given analytics scenario
  • Prepare reports and presentations appropriate for the intended audience

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Dr. Katie McCarthy

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