2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

INSC 70520 Time Series Forecasting

1.5 credit hours. Prerequisite: INSC 60010 or 60013. This course serves as an MBA elective. Presents extrapolative time-series forecasting techniques with applications to business and economic data. Techniques discussed include moving averages, decomposition, exponential smoothing and ARIMA models. Provides an understanding of the limitations of forecasting models and the pitfalls involved in their use. Qualitative forecasting is also discussed. Extensive use of computer software for time series forecasting. Applications to real business and economic data.