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Courses - Fall 2023
Business and Management Department Site
Special Topics in Management and Organization; Causal Inference and Data Analytics for Managers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BMGT230; Restricted to Management Majors (0503G).

The goal of the course is to provide students with a toolkit for linking data analysis and strategic decision making. Even while there is an increasing proliferation of data and analysis tools, making informed predictions about how and when policy decisions will influence performance outcomes is challenging. Making informed and useful predictions requires: a) understanding the basics of data structures, variables, and relationships; b) a nuanced understanding of the limits of statistical analysis as applied to causal reasoning; c) the application of research design solutions for common inferential pitfalls; and d) facility with credible research and reporting practices.