Data Analysis and Business Modeling Instructor University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06685
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
Market researchers, project managers, business analysts, economists, financial professionals, budgeters, venture capitalists, investment bankers, corporate treasurers, and operations heads are just a few examples of positions requiring a working knowledge of forecasting, evaluation, and analysis modeling. This course provides a thorough working knowledge of a best practice platform meeting many organizational and project analytical needs. Students learn business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2013 with the ultimate objective of transforming data and modeling assumptions into key metrics as well as bottom-line results of forecasts, simulations, and sensitivity analyses. This course is hands-on, scenario-based, and involves relational data base construction and integration including use of Pivot Tables and Descriptive Statistics. Key tools included are trend analyses as well as advanced Excel functions.
Instructors teach students to understand the fundamentals, technical aspects, and concepts of the subject matter. More importantly they prepare students to utilize this understanding practically in the workforce. In addition to teaching proficiency in technical matters, instructors utilize case studies and real life examples wherever possible to help students take their understanding from the pages of the textbook into the work of the real world. To accomplish this, instructors foster a collaborative, inclusive learning environment developed to support the success of all UCLA Extension students coming from a wide range of educational, personal, and professional backgrounds.
Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program.
Director as assigned using approved syllabus template. Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (in-person, online or hybrid).
Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform for in-person courses and as the delivery platform for online and hybrid courses.
Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students and clearly outline the grading policies for the course.
Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades. - - Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting.
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the relevant field(s).
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner.
Advanced degree from an accredited institution; MBA, CPA or JD preferred
Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
College-level teaching experience preferred
Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
Highly effective interpersonal skills
Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
Current participation in professional associations
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.