Business Analytics

Course Objectives

Analytical skills are important in business in various jobs and functions within an organization. The objectives of this course are to understand the necessary principles and methods of basic quantitative analysis and gain the ability to use quantitative analysis to facilitate decision-making in practical business settings, such as in business planning or creating proposals.

This course has the following objectives.

  • Understand the principles and methods of basic quantitative analysis, which are necessary for managers.
  • Gain the ability to use quantitative analysis to facilitate decision-making in practical business settings, such as in business planning or creating proposals.

On Day 1, students will learn about the process and significance of quantitative analysis, and how to apply the steps of problem solving. From Day 2 onwards, students will learn various concepts and analytical methods for processing and interpreting data, as well as methods for forecasting and decision-making using real-world business examples. In addition, on Day 4, students will be able to flexibly utilize the methods they have learned up to that point to carry out a comprehensive developmental exercise.

This course is recommended for all students to acquire basic analytical skills and be able to use quantitative analysis in practical business settings. It is recommended that students take this course as early as possible so that they can apply what they learn to future courses.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Critical and Analytical Skills
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

12 weeks, every other week
Online/On-Campus
JPY 128,000
Fundamental

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEMEAn Overview of the Benefits of Quantitative Analysis
CASE・Original Textbook
・Baria Planning Solutions, Inc.: Fixing the Sales Process
Session B
THEMECollecting data
CASE・Original Textbook
 
Day 2
Session A
THEMEThe process to quantitative analysis and analytical perspectives
CASE・Colgate-Palmolive: Cleopatra
Session B
THEMEPerspectives in analyzing output, and analytical approaches
CASE・Original Textbook
 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEAnalyzing the output-input mechanism inductively
CASE・Original Textbook
Session B
THEMEAnalyzing the output-input mechanism deductively
CASE・Original Textbook
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMEIntegrated Exercise
CASE・i-Bakery
Session B
THEMEIntegrated Exercise (Continued)
CASE・i-Bakery
 
Day 5
Session A
THEMEMaking decisions under uncertainties (Visualizing)
CASE

・Original Textbook

・Crithink 21 Co., Ltd.

Session B
THEMEMaking decisions under uncertainties (Selecting options)
CASE・Original Textbook
・Freemark Abbey Winery
 
Day 6
Session A
THEMEAnalyzing complex mechanisms (A hypothesis-based approach)
CASE・Original Textbook
・Delidish Co., Ltd.
Session B
THEMEAnalyzing complex mechanisms (Search-based approach)
CASE・Original Textbook
・Delidish Co., Ltd.

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 128,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Course Schedule

Faculty

Kelvin Song
Kelvin Song
Critical and Analytical Skills, Technovate
COURSES:
Business Analytics
Technovate Thinking
Data Science for Business
Kenichi Suzuki
Kenichi Suzuki
Critical and Analytical Skills
COURSES:
Business Analytics
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