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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Exploring and Producing Data for Business Decision Making by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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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 Libor T

Jul 23, 2017

hard but interesting

By Chris M

Nov 06, 2017

Love this professor

By Archana V

Apr 16, 2019

Excellent teacher!

By Vusal T K

Aug 23, 2016

Great explanation!

By Ahmad U H

May 08, 2020

Excellent Course.

By Joseph B

Nov 07, 2019

Teacher was great

By Sabina

Nov 06, 2019

Excellent course!

By Pierre L

Jun 17, 2018

Excellent course.

By Sudhan K

May 09, 2018

Well organized !!

By Kartikeyan S

Dec 16, 2019

Excellent Course

By Charlotta S R

Jan 17, 2017


By Romain V

Jul 27, 2016

Love data analy


Sep 04, 2019

Great Course!

By Dmitrii I

Apr 19, 2018

great course!

By Rafael R

Apr 18, 2020

really good!

By Andrew J

Apr 08, 2019

Great class!


Dec 09, 2018

Great Course

By James S

May 06, 2018

Great class!

By Veronica S

Apr 08, 2019


By Viktoriia G

Apr 23, 2017

Well done!


Mar 24, 2020

Very good

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