Strategic Data Analytics for Leaders

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In-Person Program

Strategic Data Analytics for Leaders

Harness the power of data analytics to surface opportunity, guide innovation and frame complex decisions.


Harness the power of data analytics to surface opportunity, guide innovation and frame complex decisions.

  • Forecast probable outcomes of choices in unstable environments and quantify risks and rewards.
  • Hone your awareness of what matters to your bottom line and transition from intuitive to data-driven thinking.
  • Learn to recognize your unconscious preferences and practice using logic to make smarter, healthier and more profitable decisions.

Intended For

Team Leader, Senior Management, Executive


Strategy, Management Competencies

Available Dates

5-8 Nov 2019


Charlottesville, VA




4 days

Program Overview

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Extract Value from Data Analytics

  • Learn what it takes to develop a culture based on analytics and when intuition plays a part
  • Understand how to frame complex decisions to facilitate the use of analytics
  • Use analytics to drive innovation 

Increase Confidence in Forecasting

  • Use data visualization to enhance understanding of results and projections
  • Understand how machine learning can improve accuracy forecasting capability
  • Feel more confident in your organization's forecasting methods and processes 

Gain Competitive Advantage
Map out your data analytics ecosystem, from business intelligence to competitive monitoring, and determine how to apply them to key decision-making, such as your pricing strategy. Learn which data analytics tools best serve your needs. 

  • Recognizing the opportunities created by high volume and real time data
  • Gathering intelligence for competitive advantage
  • Responding in real time to market changes


    Outcomes & Impact

    • Closing the loop: from challenge to data analytics to solution(s)
    • Leveraging and Building an effective Data Analytics team
    • Overcoming organizational obstacles to the effective use of analytics


    Strategic Data Analytics for Leaders counts as one credit toward a Certificate in Management. Complete this program and earn three additional credits to earn your certificate.


    This program is designed for leaders who need to leverage data science to make their organization more competitive, identify opportunity and improve the quality of their decision-making amidst uncertainty and risk.




    Michael Albert

    Michael Albert

    Assistant Professor of Business Administration

    Robert L. Carraway

    Robert L. Carraway

    Associate Professor of Business Administration


    Darden School of Business 
    100 Darden Blvd. 
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

    As a participant in this program, materials and some meals are included in your program fee.

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    Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
    Darden School Foundation.