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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

Top reviews


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!


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 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 Keith K D

Apr 04, 2019

Really learned a lot of new things, real world solutions.

By Arun P R S

May 30, 2017

Great lectures and useful for Business decision making.

By William T

Aug 11, 2019

Great course! Very thorough and in depth explanations.

By Subrat G

May 20, 2017

Great course content and teaching. I highly recommend.

By Tamara M

May 24, 2017

Exceptional instructor and concise, useful teachings.

By Carmen T

Apr 09, 2020

Great professor! Enjoyed the class. Good exmaples.

By Sivaswami J

Apr 09, 2019

good practical experience with Statistics. Thanks

By Michael R

Apr 22, 2018

Great course and structure. Professor was great.

By Fady S

Jan 06, 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 Do H L

Jun 26, 2016

Good revision for data analysis using Excel.

By Kenny S

May 09, 2020

Excellent class that everyone should take.

By Sina G

Apr 12, 2020

excellent material and explanations

By Vivek B

Apr 07, 2018

Excellent Course - Great learning!

By Priyansh P

Jun 14, 2019

Learnt a lot through this course

By Eliane D

Mar 11, 2018

It's a lot of theory. Thank's

By Heidi M

Apr 11, 2018

Prof Fataneh is amazing!!

By Christopher G

Nov 07, 2019

What a great professor.

By Yuduan L

Aug 27, 2016

very interesting course