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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 Heidi M

Apr 10, 2018

Prof Fataneh is amazing!!

By Christopher G

Nov 7, 2019

What a great professor.

By Yuduan L

Aug 27, 2016

very interesting course

By Trinh M H

Feb 5, 2021

Thank you very much!!!

By Jorge T

Nov 12, 2020

Very good and usefull

By Iping W

Jun 27, 2021

Very nice course!!!!

By Libor T

Jul 23, 2017

hard but interesting

By Chris M

Nov 6, 2017

Love this professor

By Archana V

Apr 15, 2019

Excellent teacher!

By Vusal T K

Aug 23, 2016

Great explanation!

By Ahmad U H

May 8, 2020

Excellent Course.

By Joseph B

Nov 7, 2019

Teacher was great

By Sabina

Nov 6, 2019

Excellent course!

By Pierre L

Jun 17, 2018

Excellent course.

By Sudhan K

May 9, 2018

Well organized !!

By Daniel G F L

Jun 13, 2020

Excelent course!

By Kartikeyan S

Dec 16, 2019

Excellent Course

By Charlotta S R

Jan 17, 2017


By Romain V

Jul 27, 2016

Love data analy

By Rohan V

Sep 16, 2020



Sep 4, 2019

Great Course!

By Dmitrii I

Apr 19, 2018

great course!

By Rafael R

Apr 18, 2020

really good!

By Andrew J

Apr 7, 2019

Great class!


Dec 9, 2018

Great Course