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Learner Career Outcomes

12%

started a new career after completing these courses

14%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Basic Data Descriptors

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 38 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
Descriptive Statistics6m
Descriptive Statistics Continued8m
Introduction to the Box Plot and Standard Deviation7m
The Standard Deviation "Rule of Thumb"3m
Testing the "Rule of Thumb"7m
Chebyshev's Theorem1m
Week 1 Recap1m
8 readings
Course FAQs10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Slides, Lesson 110m
Slides, Lesson 210m
Slides, Lesson 310m
Slides, Lesson 410m
Slides, Lesson 510m
Slides, Lesson 610m
7 practice exercises
Descriptive Statistics4m
Descriptive Statistics Continued30m
Introduction to the Box Plot and the Standard Deviation30m
The Standard Deviation “Rule of Thumb”30m
Testing the “Rule of Thumb”30m
Chebyshev’s Theorem30m
Basic Data Descriptors and Data Distributions1h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Descriptive Measures of Association, Probability, and Statistical Distributions

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Correlation8m
Causation4m
Probability and Random variables5m
Statistical Distributions7m
Week 2 Recap46s
5 readings
Slides, Lesson 110m
Slides, Lesson 210m
Slides, Lesson 310m
Slides, Lesson 410m
Slides, Lesson 510m
6 practice exercises
Covariance30m
Correlation4m
Causation30m
Probability30m
Statistical Distributions30m
Descriptive Measures of Association, Probability, and Data Distributions1h
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

The Normal Distribution

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
The Normal Distribution7m
The NORM.DIST Function9m
The NORM.DIST Function Continued7m
The NORM.INV Function8m
5 readings
Slides, Lesson 110m
Slides, Lesson 210m
Slides, Lesson 310m
Slides, Lesson 410m
Slides, Lesson 510m
6 practice exercises
PDF and PMF30m
The Normal Distribution30m
The NORM.DIST Function30m
The NORM.DIST Function Continued30m
The NORM.INV Function30m
The Normal Distribution1h
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Working with Distributions (Normal, Binomial, Poisson), Population and Sample Data

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 46 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Population and Sample data6m
Central Limit Theorem8m
The Binomial Distribution9m
Business Application of the Binomial Distribution5m
Poisson Distribution5m
Weeks 3 and 4 Recap1m
7 readings
Slides, Lesson 110m
Slides, Lesson 210m
Slides, Lesson 310m
Slides, Lesson 410m
Slides, Lesson 510m
Slides, Lesson 610m
End-of-Course Survey10m
7 practice exercises
Applying the Normal Distribution, Standard Distribution30m
Population and Sample data30m
Central Limit Theorem30m
The Binomial Distribution30m
Business Application of the Binomial Distribution30m
Poisson Distribution30m
Working with Distributions (Normal, Binomial, Poisson), Population and Sample Data1h

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About the Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization

The Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of business data analysis tools and techniques. You’ll master essential spreadsheet functions, build descriptive business data measures, and develop your aptitude for data modeling. You’ll also explore basic probability concepts, including measuring and modeling uncertainty, and you’ll use various data distributions, along with the Linear Regression Model, to analyze and inform business decisions. The Specialization culminates with a Capstone Project in which you’ll apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to an actual business problem. To successfully complete all course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. To see an overview video for this Specialization, click here!...
Business Statistics and Analysis

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