This course is intended for GSB students that have taken the introductory Business Analytics course offered by the division of Decision Risk and Operations. The basic course presented predictive and prescriptive analytics tools in the context of business cases, with an emphasis on the challenges that can arise in implementing analytical approaches within an organization. This course goes beyond the basic analytic course in several ways. First, the course will cover the tools and theory at a deeper level. Second, the course will be based on R. R is a programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners. In particular, we will use R-studio, a free and open source integrated development environment for R. Students should install R and R-studio prior to the beginning of the course.