Week 80 of 186 (BMAL 720)

Week 80 of approximately 186 are in the books in my doctorate program.

It is week four of BMAL720 Leveraging Data for Decision Making and it was a long week of writing. I spent about 25 hours researching and writing a 13 page paper arguing why people are the most important part of the business analytics decision. I love being able to apply the recent scholarly research to a real-world problem in my business.

You can read the paper below by clicking on the link below. If you are in this class too, I would love to read what you wrote as well. Paste a link to it in the comments section.

Also, I am still editing all of the weekly posts for this blog topic on my journey through the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership here at Liberty University. You will soon find it easier to search for posts in the search bar by course (i.e. BMAL 720, etc.). I hope that helps all of my rabid readers!

I want to give a huge shoutout to all of my peers that have been reading my posts as they navigate through this DSL journey.

You are right, there are not a lot of resources out there.

While this blog is by no means a complete source, my hope is that fellow scholars can see my papers and maybe get a takeaway or two.

If you like what you read, please comment and share with your friends. If you have advice or resources you would like to share, please do that as well. I did loose two points for two paragraphs that were too long.

Oh, if you are on Twitter, I highly encourage you to follow the hashtags, #AcademicChatter and #AcademicTwitter both are great threads with advice, motivation, and a very supportive community and if you wouldn’t mind, give me a follow at @robertforto and send me a tweet letting me know you found my blog helpful!

Also, my wife Michele is getting deep into her Master’s program as well and is almost halfway done! Please do me a favor and follow her over on LinkedIn.

Score: 148/150

To read the paper:

Forto, R., 720 Paper 4 final