Data Driven Management — Mini-MBA™

Rutgers Business School

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  • 5 weeks
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Rutgers Business School


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Who should attend

The Mini-MBA in Data-Driven Management will enhance the careers of those with data management experience looking to complement their technical expertise with a strategic business outlook that can further their contributions across the organization. They will be empowered with the tools to help their organizations understand how this new reliance on data can improve decision-making and results, using business concepts and language familiar to non-technical stake holders.

About the course

Career success in the data space requires far more than just gathering and presenting data. It requires the ability to analyze and monetize data to make decisions and design goals that positively impact the organization. Simply put – it’s not the data but how you use it. The Mini-MBA in Data-Driven Management will provide business leaders with the knowledge, tools, and techniques to manage and use data to accelerate business opportunities in an evolving data landscape. Data management professionals will learn to complement important technical skills with the business tools and language to partner as a, cross-functional thought leader.

Program benefits

  • A unique opportunity for experienced professionals to learn how to complement technical skills with data-driven business strategy.
  • A curriculum led by industry experts who bring thought leadership and business strategy to real-world application. Gain new skills and permanently expand your professional network with these expert resources.
  • Learn in a rigorous university environment and earn a program certificate as well as academic credits that can be applied toward future education goals.

Program Outcomes

  • Efficiently “mine” through data for information that will be impactful on your organization. Invest in the right team, and choose effective data acquisition tools for maximum returns.
  • Become a business partner across your organization by communicating opportunities and identifying the commercial impact of strategically applying data outputs to market goals.
  • Articulate the critical importance of investment in modern data tools and processes to efficiently acquire current, relevant data. Quantify the ROI of data management on business results.


Featuring [10] modules (each covered in [3.5] hours), this program will ensure participants gain key business skills that will enable a more strategic approach to the role of data management and its critical contribution to overall organizational success. Course topics include:

  • Current trends and laws around privacy and ethics including access controls, data storage laws, and anonymizing data
  • Using statistical concepts to form hypothesis testing that can gain insights into data
  • Learning to communicate the story of data to others in the organization by employing modern visualization techniques to convey those solutions
  • Using model creation, testing and operationalization to corral data inputs from a wide variety of sources, while keeping models and data current.


Ronak Parikh

Ronak Parikh is Vice President of Product Management for Data Solutions at Merkle. Previously, he was the Product Director for Dun & Bradstreet’s (D&B) Audience Solutions, a suite of products aimed at digital marketing managers to get most of their investment in digital assets. Ronak was ...

Bodhi Ganguli

Bodhi Ganguli is a Senior Director of Macro & Country Risk at TIAA-CREF, New York. In this role, Bodhi manages country risk and macro scenarios, maintains country exposure limits, and monitors emerging risks in the global economy. Prior to joining TIAA, Bodhi was the Lead Economist for Dun &...

Eric Levine

Eric Levine is Executive Vice President of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper and Co-Chair of the firm's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice. Mr. Levine works with corporate leaders to create cybersecurity policies and procedures as well as with internal cyber-breach response teams ...

David Millrod

As co-founder and managing partner of Insight Rocket, David has helped a wide variety of organizations derive real business value from data analytics, an often elusive goal. Doing so has required a blend of data analysis, mentoring, and product development. Within data analytics, David’s passions...

Sri Priya Ponnapalli

Ponnapalli is senior data scientist at Amazon AI where she helps AWS customers accelerate AI and cloud adoption by engaging in executive ideation sessions, proof of concept modeling, and launching new ML-based workloads on AWS. She is a senior research affiliate at the Genomic Processing Lab at t...

Ryan Womack

Librarianship Since 2013, I serve as Data Librarian for the New Brunswick Libraries, part of Rutgers University Libraries. Prior to this, I was Data and Economics Librarian, and prior to that, Business and Economics Librarian. Since 1999, I have been a member of the library faculty of Rutgers Uni...

Patrick Michael Plummer

Dr. Plummer is the Coordinator for Health Administration at Penn State Harrisburg, where he teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate level courses, including Health Analytics, Strategy, Finance, and Management/Leadership. Plummer had a successful entrepreneurial career in healthcare data an...

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