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Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Basics of insight generation

5 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Week 1 outline1m
Video 1.1 Data is the new oil6m
Video 1.2 Data value chain4m
Video 1.3 Tools for generating insights [practice spreadsheet available under 'Download']6m
4 readings
Become a Global MBA degree learner1m
Course overview10m
Learning activities and assessment10m
Explore further resources 11h
2 practice exercises
Recall 115m
Week 11h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Basic statistics: Foundations of quantitative insights

5 videos (Total 29 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2.1 Basic statistics4m
2.2 Types of variables6m
2.3 Measures of central tendency6m
2.4 Measures of dispersion7m
1 reading
Explore further resources 230m
2 practice exercises
Recall 230m
Week 21h
Week
3
5 hours to complete

The normal distribution and histograms

4 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.1 Normal distribution and histograms10m
3.2 The empirical rule7m
3.3 Covariance and correlation7m
1 reading
Explore further resources 31h
2 practice exercises
Recall 330m
Week 31h
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Data visualisation

4 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
4.1 Data visualisation and Anscombe’s Quartet6m
4.2 Data Cleaning using Tableau5m
4.3 Bar chart and heat maps6m
1 reading
Explore further resources 41h
2 practice exercises
Recall 430m
Week 41h

Instructors

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David Pitt

Professor
Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

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