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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 be introduced to statistics and 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 many different disciplines, allowing you to see the use of statistics in very diverse settings. The course will focus not only on explaining these concepts, but also understanding the meaning of the results obtained. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Summarize large data sets in graphical, tabular, and numerical forms. • Understand the significance of proper sampling and why you can rely on sample information. • Understand why normal distribution can be used in so many settings. • Use sample information to infer 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 the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu....

Top reviews

DA

May 15, 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!

RD

Jun 02, 2019

Very useful for beginners as well as anyone interested in learning some basics. Highly recommended for managers and people trying to figure out what insights can be obtained form data

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By SANDRA H

May 03, 2020

I have learned key concepts of statistics. This course provides very helpful explanations of statistical techniques for analyzing and interpreting data.

By Vahak M

Jun 28, 2020

Great course! This course focuses on the practical aspects of statistics and helped me understand how to draw conclusions from statistic reports.

By Zhiyong ( S

May 23, 2017

Excellent production and highly effective teaching! Anyone who deal with number-based business decision making should take this course. Thanks!

By Aneliya M

Oct 23, 2017

Both courses about statistics are great. A lot of useful information and professor gives very detailed explanations with useful examples.

By Joe F

Apr 04, 2019

I really enjoyed the course. The professor explained the topics very clearly and made a difficult topic very interesting and compelling.

By Erwin T

Jun 25, 2020

WELL PACED, VERY WELL DOCUMENTED AND CHALLENGING COURSE.

PROFESSOR PRESENTS COURSE IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL, PASSIONATE AND INSPIRING WAY!

By Yu-Hsuan S L

May 04, 2020

This course is very useful, and the instructor provides clear explanations on all topics and also how to apply to real world business.

By Mamochabo S

Feb 09, 2020

The course was very helpful Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta has an excellent understanding of the course and explained it well thank you!

By Cary S

May 15, 2019

Great lectures and great examples and everything in this course worked correctly, unlike in other Coursera courses I have taken.

By Anil P

Sep 19, 2017

A well-planned course for beginners in Decision Support Systems, I would recommend this course to my peers and students !

Thanks

By Noah M

Jun 25, 2019

What can I say, this course is amazing! Ms. Fataneh you will be missed, I hope to find more courses you teach in the future!

By Briana T

Apr 06, 2019

Tough, but provides excellent examples along the way that are broken down to create understanding. Very informative course!

By Miguel A O E

Apr 11, 2020

Very nice course. This is the first time that I was able to understand how to use statistics in a more practical manner

By Himanshu P

Aug 24, 2017

A very well taught course. Prof. Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta is one of the best professors on the Coursera platform.

By Li Y

Apr 10, 2019

This is a very informative course. Easy to follow and understand. Lots of real examples. Strong recommendation.

By Michael

Jan 08, 2018

Clear direction and easy to follow. Great intro to implementing a statistical approach in data analyses.

By Mei W

Dec 16, 2019

This is a very useful class, the professor can explain the complex topics in an easy way. Thanks a lot.

By Mike C

Apr 12, 2020

Really useful introductory statistics course. Also great as a refresher course. Highly recommended!

By ARVIND K S

Sep 01, 2019

One of the finest courses in statistics, if you want to learn the power of correct interpretations.

By German E G T

Jun 02, 2020

A very interesting course. It is perfect for those who want to enter the statictics environment.

By Francisca M

Apr 12, 2018

Great Coverage of Statistical Methods with appropriate examples of using them in management....

By Daniel C

Aug 11, 2016

Very good course, perfectly interlinking theory and practice of statistic decision making.

By Ifeanyi N

Feb 25, 2018

It was really good. Gained deeper insights into statistics than I have ever done before.

By Fotios S

Jun 07, 2020

A great course by a professor and a university that clearly care about the end result.

By Matthew M

Nov 06, 2019

Great support materials from the videos and readings to be able to solve the problems