Equity Analytics

Course Code

2.25 hours
Prior or concurrent enrollment in [(TO 502 or 501 or 533 or 595) and (STRATEGY 502 or 601 or 533 or 591) and (MO 503 or 501 or 533 or 593)]

Equity Analytics --- Greater sensitivity to societal inequality, combined with an increasingly diverse workforce, has led many managers to ask if their business practices create disparities in opportunity and/or outcomes for employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Yet, many managers lack the analytical skills to answer such questions. This course addresses that need. Students learn analytical frameworks for identifying "differential treatment" and "disparate impact", enabling them to analyze equity using real-world data from various contexts. In the classroom or via video, case protagonists and other industry experts will share their real-world experiences with documenting and addressing inequity. By the end of the course, students will be able to (a) analyze inequity in organizations, markets, and industries; (b) infer plausible determinants of such inequities; and (c) design interventions to reduce documented inequities.