Teaching Business Analytics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale of Two Courses


This paper describes the experiences of two business faculty who taught two different levels of undergraduate business analytics courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, we focus on two challenges that arose during the shift to Emergency Remote Teaching: student engagement and teaching the use of software. We discuss our efforts to mitigate the effects of these problems and highlight the differences in implementing our strategies in a general-education (i.e., required for business majors) course versus an upper-level elective. Finally, we discuss lessons learned and recommendations for other educators regardless of their teaching modality.

In Communications of the Association for Information Systems