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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. To this end, the course aims to cover statistical ideas that apply to managers by discussing two basic themes: first, is recognizing and describing variations present in everything around us, and then modeling and making decisions in the presence of these variations. The fundamental concepts studied in this course will reappear in many other classes and business settings. Our focus will be on interpreting the meaning of the results in a business and managerial setting. 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 use of Excel and using 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. You will be able to: • Test for beliefs about a population • Compare differences between populations • Use linear regression model for prediction • Use Excel for statistical analysis This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews


Dec 10, 2020

I find the use of Excel after the lecture to be more useful in the real life.

The professor has a slower speaking speed so you may need to use 2x the speed.

The content is super useful.


May 19, 2017

Very good introductory Statistics course. The topic selection is very pertinent to meet the need of a manager to analyze data and to make decision. Quality of teaching is GREAT.

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By Sina G

May 7, 2020

Extremely useful and practical in daily work and life...great professor and invaluable learnings

By Natali H

Oct 4, 2020

Best statistics class I have ever had. I finally understood the usefulness of stats. Thank you!

By Courtney B

Jan 16, 2021

One of the best teachers I've ever had. Great information and complex info is easy to digest.

By Alagu P P G

Jun 20, 2020

THis is one of the best course i had ever had. And i ask fellow stats aspirant to step on it.

By Valerio C

May 17, 2017

One of the best classes I have taken, Great Job explaining complex issues. Thanks Professor!

By Olatunde O

Apr 28, 2019

Course makes sense. Equips you with practical tools to make predictions in the real world.

By Dan M

Apr 28, 2018

Great course. Great build of skills. Great logical walk-through of each of the concepts.

By Shawnta D

May 10, 2020

Very good course, the instructor is great. Learned a lot about data for business use

By Jaime B

Dec 14, 2019

Absolutely must have for anyone that needs to understand stat and excel at their craft

By Gang M

May 1, 2018

Great course! a lot of insight on data collection and analysis. Very practical course.

By Brett C

May 17, 2019

The Professor takes a very difficult subject and makes it both accessible and useful.

By Guilherme C

Jan 25, 2018

Good explanation of inferential statistics and how to apply the models. Very useful.


Aug 31, 2020

Great material, great examples, great Excel integration and an excellent professor!

By Malki B

May 8, 2020

Awesome class. Loved the teachers vibe. Very focused and clearly loves her craft.

By Aneliya M

Sep 15, 2017

Faced a lot of technical issues but the course itself is the best in the program.

By P S

Sep 21, 2016

Lucid and follows a step-by-step structure which allows for conceptual clarity.

By Seetha B

May 3, 2019

This course is very educative and i have learnt lot about statistics analysis

By L.G. Y

Jun 10, 2020

"counter-intuitive made it fun", mind churning. very interesting experience.


Sep 1, 2019

Excellent course for learning conceptual skills in statistics and analytics.

By KeWei K

Aug 30, 2021

This section make me think deeper in statistic result, it's really helpful

By Sondra L

Jan 7, 2017

Great instructor. Complex topics were taught in an easy-to-follow manner.

By Saqib A

Sep 29, 2020

Excellent course taught by a very competent teacher. Highly recommended.


Aug 24, 2020

An excellent applied course. Great economic and methodological approach.

By Cameron M

Dec 12, 2019

Professor Taghaboni-Dutta keeps you engaged the entire time. Excellent

By Aaron A

Oct 4, 2020

Amazing class. a little sad its ending. I just want to keep learningg.