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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 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 Fatima A

May 9, 2020

Excellent class

By Ahmad U H

May 19, 2020

great learning

By Andlib E

May 19, 2019

Keeps promise.

By Ponciano R

Feb 9, 2018

Great lessons!

By Tong V C

Dec 19, 2020

Good business

By Sarath C R

Aug 23, 2019

superb course

By Alex C

Sep 27, 2020

Great class!

By Joe F

Apr 26, 2019

Great class!

By Dang P L K

Mar 18, 2021

very good.

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By Reza S

Oct 4, 2020

I started to enjoy the course once I started investing the correct amount of time and effort into on a daily basis.

By Alberto A U C

Aug 31, 2020

The course was good. However, the topic is complex at all. I'm surprised that this module is part of a MBA program.

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 Ritwik B

Jan 1, 2021

Really helped me learn the basics of hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Fantastic course for beginners.

By Romain V

Aug 13, 2016

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

By German E G T

Jun 10, 2020

It is an excellent course for those who want to learn the basics on statistics and regression models.