Business Analytics

This course is mainly designed to impact the way you think about transforming data into better decisions. Recent extraordinary improvements in data-collecting technologies have changed the way firms make informed and effective business decisions. The course on operations analytics, taught by three of Wharton’s leading experts, focuses on how the data can be used to profitably match supply with demand in various business settings. In this course, you will learn how to model future demand uncertainties, how to predict the outcomes of competing policy choices and how to choose the best course of action in the face of risk. The course will introduce frameworks and ideas that provide insights into a spectrum of real-world business challenges, will teach you methods and software available for tackling these challenges quantitatively as well as the issues involved in gathering the relevant data.

  • A Signaling Theory of Blockchain Adoption Strategy: Quality Disclosure and Consumer Awareness

       -- with Xiaomeng Guo, Guang Xiao, Fuqiang Zhang​​​​

  • Farmers Market vs. Grocery Store: A Theory of Local Food Marketplace and Food Waste

       -- with Bing Bai, Lingxiu Dong

  • Consumer Privacy and Platform Design via Personalized Pricing and Ranking

       -- with Xiaoyu Wang, Fuqiang Zhang​​

  • Credit Guarantee Schemes in Agricultural Value Chain Financing

       -- with Panos Kouvelis, Guang Xiao​​​​

  • Crowdfunding Design for Demand Learning and Risk Hedging

       -- with Weicai Peng​​, Fuqiang Zhang

  • Tokenomics in Initial Coin Offerings

       -- with Meichen Chen​​​​​