The Henry W. Bloch School of Management has been a leader in graduate business education in the Kansas City area for more than 50 years. Our programs in all areas continually adapt to meet the changing needs of our growing student population. Students hone skills to become innovative thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit, whether they work for corporations or start their own business. Henry W. Bloch is the co-founder of tax empire H&R Block and considered to be one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs. He is not only the Bloch School benefactor, but also the role model for what we teach: He embodies the philosophy of working hard, generating wealth and success, and completing the continuum by giving back to the community through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. The school opened a new building funded by the Bloch family in 2013.
All of our MBA programs provide a rigorous foundation in business fundamentals. In addition, the Bloch School is known for its faculty expertise in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. The Bloch School has strong ties to the business communities in Kansas City and beyond.
Business Analytics is about the science and the art of using data for making well-informed business decisions. The course covers the techniques used for acquiring and preparing data, as well as various statistical methods and procedures for mining the data to identify and infer patterns, relationships, and trends. It discusses how these methods can be used by managers for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive purposes. Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge and the hands-on skills to apply business analytics techniques to various business contexts.
How to develop data storage requirements and design a database to store structured data for transaction processing and analytical processing. We will learn how to design queries to retrieve data and create reports. We also cover issues in data base administration in support of both transaction processing and analytical processing. We will do some small projects in order to make the concepts concrete.
An overview of the decision-making process and how computer-based tools (data, models, graphics) can support individual and group decision processes. We will use Excel as a DSS tool to build specific models and small decision support sytems. Useful for anyone who needs to build models to support better decisions in any functional area.