Analytics Models for Business Decisions

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Explore the use of ana­lyt­i­cal meth­ods in man­age­ment prob­lem-solv­ing, high­light­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al and con­tex­tu­al issues. Con­struct an ana­lyt­i­cal mod­el of a prob­lem that can be manip­u­lat­ed or solved to iden­ti­fy a deci­sion that yields the best out­come, accord­ing to one or more care­ful­ly defined cri­te­ria. The chal­lenges of com­mu­ni­cat­ing and imple­ment­ing results in an orga­ni­za­tion­al con­text may also be explored through mini-cas­es and illustrations.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at mid-level management who are developing and implementing new business analytics within their organization.
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Lecture and discussion-based course with class exercises and discussions of assigned readings.
  • Participants will be able to offer reflections of their personal experiences involving different management scenarios.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the process and steps of business problem framing and distinguish characteristics of analytic targets.
  • Identify steps for creating a simple analytical model.
  • Describe considerations for communicating analytics results and cultivating buy-in.
  • Identify where and why analytics models are applied and recognize the application of analytics in various parts of the Value Chain.
  • Describe the roadmap of analytical target development and ways to prioritize analytical target opportunities.
  • Describe steps for constructing analytics models.
  • Discuss the role of the Analytics Explorer.
  • Describe steps for creating an analytics presentation.
  • Recognize a four-step framework for selling analytics.


Take note:

All reading materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.

Jan 22, 2022Jan 23, 2022






9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT


9:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

David Yuk

Your Instructor

David YukID: david-yuk

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 14 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 22, 2022. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

All reading materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.

Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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