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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 Viktoriia G

Apr 23, 2017

Well done!

By Tong V C

Dec 18, 2020

Very good

By Mai L N N

Nov 28, 2020

very good


Mar 24, 2020

Very good

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By Andras I

Nov 21, 2019

It was a good (re) introduction to the basics of statistics with 2 main problems:

1, I felt that the (compulsory) reading material (Online Statistics Education: An online multimedia Course of Study) actually provided more value than the videos - with the videos adding some Excel practical use cases.

2, There wasn't much "exploration and producing" of data in the course. I understand the basics of statistics are necessary but it would be just as important to introduce main data sources one can use for various economics research (given this is part of the Managerial Economics and Business Analysis specialisation).

Other than that, I found the course useful and would recommend it to someone lacking the basics of statistics or needs a refresher like I did.

By Guillermo N P

Sep 20, 2019

It is an excellent course for basic stadistics. The teacher makes it with her transparent explanations really easy to understand every concep

By Thomas N L

Jan 30, 2021

Enjoyed this course. Took a moment to find the cadence and after that was able to take in the content. Wish there was more Excel practicals.

By Yu Y

Jun 30, 2019

A good intro course for beginner. For engineers who already took statistical course at school, this course is a little simple.


May 22, 2020

this was a very tough, but good course. It help me improve my statistics skills. I learned new ways of analy

By Guilherme C

Dec 17, 2017

Comprehensive understanding of statistics and introduction to data.

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By male i

Jan 12, 2017

good information shared

By Brian A

Apr 19, 2020

Good stuff


Apr 19, 2021

very full