8. A Final Business Analytics Case Problem
• Provide a capstone business analytics (BA) overview within a case study problem.
• Show the step-wise connections of the descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive steps in the BA process.
In Parts I, “What Is Business Analytics?” and II, “Why Is Business Analytics Important?” (Chapters 1 through 3), this book explained what BA is about and why it is important to business organization decision-making. In Part III, “How Can Business Analytics Be Applied?” (Chapters 4 through 7), we explained and illustrated how BA can be applied using a variety of concepts and methodologies. Completing Part III, we seek in this chapter a closing illustration of how the BA process ...