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Data AnalysisSimulationBusiness AnalyticsMathematical Optimization

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Data Exploration and Reduction — Cluster Analysis

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
0. What is Cluster Analysis7m
1. Data Reduction and Unsupervised Learning7m
2. Preparing Data and Measuring Dissimilarities8m
3. Hierarchical and k-Means Clustering7m
4. Cluster Analysis with Excel8m
5. Cluster Analysis with XLMiner9m
1 reading
Register for Analytic Solver Platform for Education (ASPE)10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz16m
Week 1 Application Assignment - Clustering30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Dealing with Uncertainty and Analyzing Risk

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min)
7 videos
1. Adding Uncertainty to a Spreadsheet Model9m
2. Defining Output Variables and Analyzing the Results7m
3. Using Historical Data to Model Uncertainty7m
4. Models with Correlated Uncertain Variables5m
5. Creating and Interpreting Charts8m
6. Using Average Values versus Simulation5m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week 2 Application Assignment - Monte Carlo Simulation30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Identifying the Best Options — Optimization

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
1. Formulating an Optimization Problem7m
2. Developing a Spreadsheet Model7m
3. Adding Optimization to a Spreadsheet Model5m
4. What-if Analysis and the Sensitivity Report9m
5. Evaluating Scenarios and Visualizing Results to Gain Practical Insights9m
6. Digital Marketing Application of Optimization8m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz24m
Week 3 Application Assignment - Linear Optimization45m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Decision Analytics

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min)
6 videos
1. Business Problems with Yes/No Decisions5m
2. Formulation and Solution of Binary Optimization Problems7m
3. Metaheuristic Optimization8m
4. Chance Constraints and Value At Risk6m
5. Simulation Optimization6m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz30m
Week 4 Application Assignment - Simulation Optimization45m

About the Advanced Business Analytics Specialization

The Advanced Business Analytics Specialization brings together academic professionals and experienced practitioners to share real world data analytics skills you can use to grow your business, increase profits, and create maximum value for your shareholders. Learners gain practical skills in extracting and manipulating data using SQL code, executing statistical methods for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis, and effectively interpreting and presenting analytic results. The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive business environment are complex. Achieve a clear competitive advantage by using data to explain the performance of a business, evaluate different courses of action, and employ a structured approach to business problem-solving. Check out a one-minute video about this specialization to learn more!...
Advanced Business Analytics

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