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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 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 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 9, 2020

Excellent class that everyone should take.

By Courtney B

Dec 28, 2020

Really great teacher. Loved the material.

By L.G. Y

Jun 6, 2020

thoroughly enjoyed it unexpectedly:))

By Giovanni S C

Feb 21, 2021

Great professor and great material!

By Karnika J

Sep 28, 2020

Good learning with lots of example.

By Linglong M

Sep 1, 2020

why i cannot get my certificate!!!!

By Sina G

Apr 11, 2020

excellent material and explanations

By Chris C

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent!!! Tutors and Material!!

By Vivek B

Apr 6, 2018

Excellent Course - Great learning!

By Priyansh P

Jun 14, 2019

Learnt a lot through this course


Sep 21, 2020

Its so helpful for me. Thanks

By John C

Sep 7, 2020

Excellent and easy to follow!

By Eliane D

Mar 11, 2018

It's a lot of theory. Thank's

By Sean R P I

Dec 20, 2020

I learned so much! Thank you

By Heidi M

Apr 10, 2018

Prof Fataneh is amazing!!

By Christopher G

Nov 7, 2019

What a great professor.

By Yuduan L

Aug 27, 2016

very interesting course

By Trinh M H

Feb 5, 2021

Thank you very much!!!

By Jorge T

Nov 12, 2020

Very good and usefull

By Libor T

Jul 23, 2017

hard but interesting

By Chris M

Nov 6, 2017

Love this professor

By Archana V

Apr 15, 2019

Excellent teacher!