Equity Analytics

Course Code
1.5 hours
  • Fall 22 (B)
  • Winter 22 (A)
BBA Junior or Senior Standing or BusAd Minor

Equity Analytics --- Greater sensitivity to societal inequality, combined with an increasingly diverse workforce, has led many organizations to review their business practices for disparities in opportunity and/or outcomes for employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. This course addresses the need for "Equity Analysts" who can utilize analytical frameworks to identify "differential treatment" and "disparate impact" 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. [Note that "equity" in this course refers to notions of fairness and not, as in finance, ownership of a company.]

Taught By
Christopher Rider
  • Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Strategy
Chris Rider is the Thomas C. Kinnear Professor and Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business...