AP/ITEC 2220 3.00
The course is an introduction to scripting languages, it is designed for students with introductory programming experience. The first part of the course (Fundamental scripting and programming) reviews programming concepts and techniques accompanied by examples focused on reusable approaches and code. This part also highlights the differences of two programming paradigms: functional and object-oriented programming, and it familiarizes students with their appropriate use. The second part of the course (Applications in Business Analytics) builds on the first part and familiarizes students with data intensive business problems and simple approaches for solving them. This part teaches methods for understanding business data, for its collection and computational transformation, for matching of the business problems
with technical approaches and models and for derivation of insights and knowledge through business analytics methods. The lectures are accompanied and complemented by exercises and assignments, which help students solidify their understanding of the concepts presented in class through more readings, research and practical coding.