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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. The course aim to cover statistical ideas that apply to managers. We will consider 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. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Test for beliefs about a population.. • Compare differences between populations. • Use linear regression model for prediction. • Learn how to 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 20, 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.


Dec 08, 2019

Great course! Incredibly well organized and clear. I was terrified of Stats before I took this class, now I feel confident and am seeing my entire world differently. Thank you!

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By Matthew B

May 05, 2019

Clear and informative. Learned a bunch!

By Rashshad P

Feb 26, 2020

very informative and handful course.

By Keith K D

Jul 05, 2019

A good introduction to statistics

By Vusal T K

Aug 23, 2016

Great insights by the professor!

By Emeka J E

Dec 22, 2019

Great learning experience.

By Joan D

Jul 08, 2019

Thanks for all my teachers

By Janelle E

Dec 10, 2019

Extremely very insightful

By Artem A

May 01, 2019

Thanks for the course!

By Sudhan K

May 09, 2018

very well organized !!

By Edmundo X G M

May 04, 2019

Excellent Professor!

By Andriy V

May 02, 2018

Amazing experience


Mar 19, 2020

That is very good

By Pierre L

Jun 17, 2018

Excellent course.

By Dmitrii I

Apr 30, 2018

Excellent course!

By Sayantan G

Mar 20, 2018

Excellent course.

By Kartikeyan S

Dec 16, 2019

Excellent course

By Andlib E

May 19, 2019

Keeps promise.

By Ponciano R

Feb 09, 2018

Great lessons!

By Sarath C R

Aug 23, 2019

superb course

By Joe F

Apr 26, 2019

Great class!

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By David F

Dec 29, 2019

Very well produced. The modules are clear and easy to follow. Maybe I missed it but it would be good to supply all the related example data in Excel to be able to practice.

By Avi G

Oct 27, 2016

A very good course, well presented by the prof. Many examples with solutions in Excel that helped to make it clear.

By Romain V

Aug 13, 2016

Well thought class by a very professional teacher. Easy to get access to a higher level of statistics.