2018 Winter Courses - BUS 460-A Data Analytics Bootcamp

Course Description

Businesses are starved for students who have skills in data and business analytics. Statistics gathered by major consulting firms state that over 65% of businesses are not able to hire students with adequate analytics skills. This Wintersession bootcamp course will provide students with an initial foundation in business analytics skills. This course is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Students will be required to complete preparatory reading and work before the bootcamp. During the Bootcamp, student will learn topics such as:

  • Day 1: Basics of data analytics and analysis software
  • Day 2: Data gathering and preparation
  • Day 3: Query development and SQL
  • Day 4: Data mining techniques and basics of R
  • Day 5: Visualization and data storytelling After the week-long bootcamp, students will complete a project of their own using either data assigned to them by the professor or data they find themselves. .

Course Instructor

Michael Salé

Michael Salé

Assistant Professor of Management | Management Information Systems Program Director

Dr. Michael Salé came to Stonehill College in 2007 as a part-time faculty member and was appointed to the full-time faculty in 2014. He brings with him vast experience in information technology management/consulting and multiple successes in helping organizations leverage IT systems to meet their strategic goals.

Dr. Salé began his career as a Senior Project Manager in the higher education software industry where he led the implementation of enterprise-level administrative software at hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and overseas. He also owns his own consulting firm, which specializes in providing services to college and university information technology teams. His main teaching areas include business and operations management, IT management, and software engineering