Be a Whiz in Biz and Viz: Bringing Visualization to the EDHEC MBA

09 Jun 2017
14:15 - 14:45

Be a Whiz in Biz and Viz: Bringing Visualization to the EDHEC MBA

As institutions, corporations and governments gather more and more data, the need for data savvy managers is ever increasing. Gaining insight from data to drive decision-making is no longer a skill to be outsourced to IT departments, but rather a key necessity across all functional business areas. I will present recent developments in the EDHEC MBA that aim to provide tomorrow’s global business leaders with a grounding in modern data driven decision making and to make it fun through a visualization challenge on Tableau Public. We are partnering with corporations and Tableau to extend our MBA curriculum to include visualization methods. This talk will describe how we collaborate to bring real, messy and large data sets along with business questions to the classroom. I will share several visualizations created by our candidates after only one day of class and conclude with a look to the challenges we face moving forward.