Data Analytics for Decision Making

Every organization has data, but not every organization knows how to leverage it. This three-day workshop focuses on the process of analyzing data so that you can discover what problems data can solve and what successes data can make possible. You’ll also delve into how AI is enhancing data-based decision-making capabilities through automation and predictive analytics. Ultimately, you will leave with a better understanding of how data can inform and support your decisions.

Workshop Snapshot


NEXT SESSION: Interest List Forming, Fill out Inquiry form to Express Interest


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



In person session followed by half-days online


$1,980 per participant


A 15% discount is available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization.


Workshop Benefits

With the right toolset and understanding, you can embrace this dramatic business culture shift. In this three-day workshop you will:

  • Become proactive in understanding and leveraging business data, and data-driven decision making, to gain a competitive edge
  • Understand the business data landscape
  • Understand modeling tools and best practices: analytical modeling, AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning. Familiarity with Excel is recommended.
  • BYODC – Bring Your Own Data Challenge: Assess your own use of data by answering the following questions:
    • What decisions are you making?
    • What data do you have?
    • How can you use data to improve your decision-making process?

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Key Faculty

Philip Beaver

Dr. Philip Beaver has been at Daniels since 2010, where he is the Director of the MS in Business Analytics. He served on the Army and Joint staffs at the Pentagon as a Senior Analyst, was an associate professor of applied mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army from 1983 to 2008. He is the Chief Data Officer of DocBuddy, Inc., the Data Science Advisor for LDGR Capital LLC, the Chief Data Scientist of OGx Consulting, and is with 6 other companies. He is formerly the Chief Analytic Officer of Cypress Partners, LLC, the former Chief Data Scientist of R.Index, and the former Chief Analytic Officer of Claremont Information Systems, LLC.

More Details

Next Session: Interest list forming, please contact us for more information.

Cost: $1,980 (non-credit, see details below)

Schedule and Format

This workshop will be offered in-person on the University of Denver campus. Class begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. each day, and lunch is included.

To prepare for this class you will need to complete a few short action items that generally take 20-30 minutes. Please expect an email two to three weeks before the class begins with details on how to complete these action items.

Participants taking the workshop for credit will have an assignment to complete at the end of the course.

Who Should Attend

Business professionals in operations, management, marketing, information technology, supply chain logistics and human resources. This course is for any business professional who wants to better understand Big Data and how its analysis and use can drive key business results.

Tuition & Cost

Non-Credit: $1,980
Discounts are available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization. Visit the program non-credit (pay with credit card) registration page or contact us for more information.

For Credit: 2 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate
For more information on DU’s current tuition rates, check the Registrar’s website

Should I take this for Credit or Non-Credit?


This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed. 

Credit – Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree.  These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU Employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.

**If you are in a Master’s degree program at DU, and want to take this class for elective credit, please contact us before you register for the class. Your academic advisor will need to be involved in the registration process and it will require prior approval.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact Camila for advising at

Register for Credit

Register for Credit

Eligible DU Staff can use their Tuition Waiver to participate in Executive Education workshops, gaining valuable knowledge and skills for a fraction of the workshop cost. Workshops must be taken for-credit, and to receive credit, you will need to complete a short assignment at the end of the workshop.

There is an $8 tech fee that is not covered by the tuition waiver.

For more information about the Tuition Waiver or to see if you are eligible, please visit the DU HRIC Benefits Page.

If you have questions about applying your tuition waiver, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel anytime up to seven business days prior to the start of the first class.

Classes requiring an assessment such as Insights cannot be refunded after the assessment has been taken. Your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class and you cannot send someone in your place.

If you provide us with less than seven business days’ notice or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire workshop fee and your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class.

Contact Us

Director of Business Development
Executive Education
Joy Burns Center 307

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