Establishing a Cloud-based Learning Resource for Business Analytics

TitleEstablishing a Cloud-based Learning Resource for Business Analytics
Faculty/College/UnitSauder School of Business
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2020
Project Summary

UBC Sauder’s Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) program provides students with analytical skills within a broader business context. Our graduates are required to apply advanced analytical tools and methods to address management challenges in today’s business world. With this project, our goal is to create open Business Analytics Learning Resources to enhance students’ data analysis and meta-skills. The Business Analytics Learning Resource will provide various hands-on experiences and experimentation activities grounded in ‘real-life’ data and business problems through open source and cloud-based tools (e.g. Interactive Computing Environment, Jupyter notebooks). MBAN students will be involved in the creation of the learning resources, curating materials and 20 learning activities/problems. These resources will benefit not only our MBAN students (including alumni and prospective students), but also other students at Sauder (e.g. MBA, BCOM, MM). We believe the development of the learning resources will contribute to the enhancement of business analytics skills and competencies.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorHarish Krishnan
Year 1: Funded Amount45,246
Year 1: Team Members

Harish Krishnan, Professor, Operations and Logistics / Academic Director, MBAN, Sauder School of Business
Gene Moo Lee, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Information Systems, Sauder School of Business
Steven Shechter, Associate Professor, Operations and Logistics / Director, Centre for Operations Excellence, Sauder School of Business
Martha Essak, Sessional Lecturer, Operations and Logistics, Sauder School of Business
Chunhua Wu, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science, Sauder School of Business
Sunah Cho, Sauder-CTLT Liaison, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Elisabeth Chin, Program Manager, MBAN, Sauder School of Business
Zhen Mu, Graduate, MBAN
Rob Peregoodoff, Director, Learning Services, Sauder School of Business