We spoke with Dr. Canan Gunes Corlu to learn more about Boston University’s online MS in Applied Business Analytics Management. Read on to find out what students should know going in, how BU helps new students adjust to the program, and how students will learn to tackle real-world challenges.
Dr. Canan Gunes Corlu is an assistant professor of Administrative Sciences at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET). She also serves as the faculty coordinator for the Applied Business Analytics program. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in operations management from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. She has both face-to-face and online teaching experience, and at MET she teaches courses in operations management, supply chain management, and enterprise risk analytics. Her main research interest is in the design and analysis of stochastic simulations with applications in inventory management. Her research has appeared in a variety of publications, including the two leading journals in the field – Operations Research and Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science.
We ensure that each student is set on a path for success in his/her analytics classes through the help of a pre-analytics laboratory. This non-credit hands-on laboratory is open to the public and provides students with the fundamental knowledge of probability, statistics, and decision-support tools necessary for them to succeed in the program. There are two versions of the laboratory: a self-paced version and an instructor-led version. In the self-paced version, students refresh their knowledge in the corresponding academic areas before they take their first course in the program. The instructor-led version is delivered online by an instructor over seven weeks with exercises, tests, and discussions.
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