This course introduces business forecasting which involves the process and use of predictive models in business practice. Business analytics is a process of analysis, examining qualitative and quantitative data to identify problems and assist business leaders in decision making. The course supports the ability to research, analyze, report and interpret statistical information used in the forecasting and decision-making process. The course includes the most widely used approaches, tools, models and methods in predictive data science. Automation tools that support the analytics process are put to practice. Students identify key areas of information for business management, evaluate both quantitative and qualitative data, and prepare reports that communicate results. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to connect meaning to large amounts of data in order to drive strategic business decisions.