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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!

OA

Sep 05, 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 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 Jonathan S

Aug 17, 2020

Great for beginners on data analytics and great excel lessons for statistical analysis

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

By Michael M

Sep 02, 2020

Model of the teachings made it very easy and less stressful to get back into stats.

By Kristopher C

Jan 05, 2020

One of the most thoughtful and well planned courses I've taken. Extremely helpful!

By Lori L

Nov 11, 2019

The professor is awesome, fair, encouraging and wants you to learn the material.

By ANIRUDDHA C

Jun 12, 2020

The course content was excellent and equally well explained by the instructor.

By Himanshu G

Apr 09, 2020

Nice and clear instructions with lots of real-world examples. Great teacher.

By Sandesh G

Sep 07, 2020

One of the awesome learning experience and content I came across on Coursera.

By Roberto d S V

Aug 12, 2019

Very good Course. It's focused on relevant statitical issues ! Very useful.

By Alireza A B

Apr 08, 2020

Great beginner course for statistics laying foundations for data analytics

By Doug R

Nov 13, 2019

Exceptionally well designed and taught course. Not for the feint of heart!

By Juan T

Nov 15, 2017

Great course. Conductor is exceptional, knowledgeable and professional.

By Felix L

Oct 12, 2019

Great skill set to learn especially when using the formulas in Excel.

By Lalit S

Jul 25, 2018

Practical Statistics that helps you get to the truth of numbers..

By Renier S

Feb 01, 2017

I had audited so many courses until I found this one. The best!!!

By Siya L

Oct 23, 2018

Excellent, easy to understand and the skills are very practical!

By Rakesh D

Apr 12, 2019

Course is well organized to give a good overview of statistics.

By Supratik D

Sep 08, 2020

Course was very interesting, with a lot of practical examples!