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About the Course

This course provides an analytical framework to help you evaluate key problems in a structured fashion and will equip you with tools to better manage the uncertainties that pervade and complicate business processes. Specifically, you will learn how to summarize data and learn concepts of frequency, normal distribution, statistical studies, sampling, and confidence intervals. While you will be introduced to some of the science of what is being taught, the focus will be on applying the methodologies. This will be accomplished through the use of Excel and data sets from different disciplines, allowing you to see the use of statistics in a range of settings. The course will focus not only on explaining these concepts, but also understanding and interpreting the results obtained. You will be able to: • Summarize large data sets in graphical, tabular, and numerical forms • Understand the significance of proper sampling and why one can rely on sample information • Understand why normal distribution can be used in a wide range of settings • Use sample information to make inferences about the population with a certain level of confidence about the accuracy of the estimations • Use Excel for statistical analysis This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews

May 14, 2018

The separation of the concepts and Excel skills made the lessons very easy to navigate. Although I knew the concepts from a previous statistics course, the Excel skills made everything feel like new!

Sep 4, 2020

The class was difficult . The professor is demanding and very knowledgeable. She makes sure you learn the material and that you understand it. I learned a lot and I am very happy I took this class.

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By Thuần N T

Dec 20, 2020

Useful knowledge, especially excel using. Thank you!

By Harish G

Sep 8, 2020

Amazing Course and awesome explanation for Ms Dutta

By Carmen T

Apr 9, 2020

Great professor! Enjoyed the class. Good exmaples.

By Siva J

Apr 8, 2019

good practical experience with Statistics. Thanks

By Michael R

Apr 22, 2018

Great course and structure. Professor was great.

By Fady S

Jan 6, 2020

Really I enjoyed this course, Thank you so much

By Miguel L

Nov 18, 2019

Excellent introduction to business statistics

By Keith M K

Jan 17, 2017

Good instructor. Straight forward material.

By Huynh L D

Jun 26, 2016

Good revision for data analysis using Excel.

By Kenny S

May 9, 2020

Excellent class that everyone should take.

By Courtney B

Dec 28, 2020

Really great teacher. Loved the material.

By Lâm N B

Nov 16, 2021

This course is very useful for my works.

By L.G. Y

Jun 6, 2020

thoroughly enjoyed it unexpectedly:))

By Giovanni S C

Feb 21, 2021

Great professor and great material!

By Karnika J

Sep 28, 2020

Good learning with lots of example.

By Linglong M

Sep 1, 2020

why i cannot get my certificate!!!!

By Sina G

Apr 11, 2020

excellent material and explanations

By Chris C

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent!!! Tutors and Material!!

By Vivek B

Apr 6, 2018

Excellent Course - Great learning!

By Priyansh P

Jun 14, 2019

Learnt a lot through this course


Sep 21, 2020

Its so helpful for me. Thanks

By John C

Sep 7, 2020

Excellent and easy to follow!

By Eliane D

Mar 11, 2018

It's a lot of theory. Thank's

By Sean R P I

Dec 20, 2020

I learned so much! Thank you

By Anthony T

Dec 20, 2021

G​reat statistics course.