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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 Azizbek R

Mar 17, 2020

Very informative and short to the point explanation with good examples

By Anthony T

Dec 29, 2021

Excellent course on statisitics from University of Illinois. Thanks.


Feb 18, 2021

I have learned a lot from this program. One more time, Thanks so much

By John C

Oct 1, 2020

Excellent course, easy to follow and the instructor was magnificent!

By Quaidzoher D

Sep 30, 2020

Awesome course, learned new method of generating predictive analysis


Jul 4, 2020

The course is very well oriented, with good exercises and enough the

By Vedant B

Oct 2, 2021

Found the course helpful for implementation in professional life.

By Shona B

May 6, 2020

Excellent instructor and very useful course. Highly recommend!

By Chris S

May 3, 2020

This class was awesome, as my first class in the Illinois MBA!

By Michael M

Sep 26, 2020

Very well planned out which made the content easy to absorb.

By Mukesh B

May 9, 2020

Excellent course to learn inference and predictive stats

By Brian D

May 1, 2019

Excellent professor and delivery of very useful content!

By Sami Y

Dec 13, 2019

Excellent introductory course to Predictive statistics!

By Gautham B

Apr 27, 2019

Best stats course I've taken ever, and I've taken MANY.

By Temp M

Oct 14, 2016

A very good instructor ...totally explain everything

By Sonia M

Oct 2, 2020

Great Class, well structured and easy to understand!

By Casper C

Apr 11, 2020

Great statistics course with amazing skills provided

By Anil B

Dec 12, 2019

Excellent Professor. Very detailed explanations

By Bruno A

Sep 21, 2018

Very good course. Simple, objective and useful.

By Arun P R S

May 23, 2017

Excellent course taught by wonderful professor.

By Chris C

Oct 5, 2020

Excellent Skills!! Straight forward examples!!

By Brian A

May 5, 2020

Gerat course. The class is very practical.

By Myra A H

Oct 1, 2020

I learned a lot in this course. Great job!

By Andika Y U

Oct 31, 2020

The tutor explained the concepts clearly

By Caryl T B

Jan 30, 2021

Thank you so much. This helps me a lot.