The unit is focused on using big data to identify future outcomes and best-assessment of future actions using predictive analytics solutions. Predictive analytics creates a critical competitive advantage for current businesses using data as their most valuable business asset. Using open source environments (R/Python), collaborative development practices and version control (Git/Github) students are exposed to algorithms and machine learning techniques to capture important trends, predict anomalies and forecast business outcomes. The unit is based upon using real-world scenarios and business data. It equips students with solid theoretical foundation of business analytics and builds practical skills. The unit exposes students to industry-based predictive analytics data from Kaggle.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):