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Business Analytics for Professionals

Friday, May 6, 2016 • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GBFI Trading Floor • 1600 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ


The Business Analytics Program empowers managers to derive cutting-edge insights into their businesses. This 8-module program provides information on business analytics concepts and training in data management skills. Participants are guided through a series of hands-on exercises on GBFI's trading floor while receiving constant feedback throughout the process. Every training module is designed to culminate with each participant having an opportunity to build a model/project relevant to their own business or professional objectives.

Business Analytics and Effective Decision Making-Using Spreadsheets
Optimization is a critical best value discovery technique in business decision making across- functional domains. Participants in this course will learn to utilize important statistical tools and strategies to apply optimal solutions to cross functional business problems. Working through hands-on exercises with one-on-one guidance, participants will learn to develop optimization models using linear and non-linear techniques. Participants will also benefit from an understanding of the algorithms underlying optimization models that drive predictive analytics.  The workshop is aimed at business professionals and teams seeking to apply optimization analytics in operations, marketing, finance, budget development, forecasting and general management for the purposes of production planning, resource allocation, sensitivity analysis, risk assessment, and project selection.

Speaker: Jim Samuel is an experienced global information management and analytics professional, optimization expert, researcher and speaker. He has trained executives at global Fortune 500 corporations and has served as faculty at graduate programs across business schools for over a decade. He has worked with leading financial institutions and has served as a global business strategist for projects across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Jim also consults in a CIO capacity at Axivest Financial Inc. and is an advisor to senior executives and board members of multiple companies. He is one of the key WP faculty members teaching business analytics, spreadsheet modeling, optimization and R software at the Cotsakos College of Business’s Global Business & Finance Institute.  

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Contact Information
For more information or to register contact GBFI at 973.720.3765 or
email cob-gfsi@wpunj.edu


William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470     973-720-3765     cob-gfsi@wpunj.edu