Syllabus (Subject to further update)
BA 7000-081, Advanced Problem Solving with SAS, Spring 2009
Office hours: 9:00-11:00a M-Th or by appointment, BA 708
Class Meeting: 11:00-12:00p Friday, BA363
This course is designed for those who intend to further improve their problem solving skills using SAS programming as they already took SAS data mining class. The course is to cover three topics:
1. Decision trees and algorithm implementation
2. Implementing market intelligence by clustering modeling
3. Business optimization
Prerequisite: ISQS 6347, Preliminary SAS Programming
A student who successfully completes this course should be able to:
1. Master advanced data processing skills using SAS, specifically data preparation for analytics
2. Solve practically challenging problems with SAS programming, such as complex system simulation, data mining programming, operation research problems, etc.
3. Design and implement comprehensive algorithms
Assessment of Learning Outcomes:
Learning will be assessed by:
1. Four SAS problem solving projects
2. Homework assignments
3. A well-developed course notes representing students’ knowledge structure
4. Project Presentations
Data Preparation for Data Mining Using SAS® Software
SAS® Programming II
SAS® Programming III
Design and Analysis of Probability Surveys, SAS® Course Notes
SAS® Neural Network Modeling
SAS 9.1 Macro Language Reference (download)
The total is 600 points.
There will be four projects:
1) Data preparation for data mining (Week 1-4)
2) System simulation (Week 5-8)
3) Data mining programming (Week 9-13)
4) Optimization (Week 14-16)
Note: Presentations are held in after each project.
Requirements: Please contact me if you have any special requirements, or if I need to make special accommodations for you during the semester. I encourage you to visit with me about your progress in the course at any time.
Integrity. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. All students are required to adhere to the Texas Tech University Policy on Academic Honesty.
Religious Holidays. A student who intends to observe a religious holy day should make that intention known to the instructor prior to an absence. A student who is absent from classes for the observance of a religious holy day shall be allowed to take an examination or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time after the absence.
SAS Certificate Exams: