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About the Course

Welcome to the second course in the Data Analytics for Business specialization! This course will introduce you to some of the most widely used predictive modeling techniques and their core principles. By taking this course, you will form a solid foundation of predictive analytics, which refers to tools and techniques for building statistical or machine learning models to make predictions based on data. You will learn how to carry out exploratory data analysis to gain insights and prepare data for predictive modeling, an essential skill valued in the business. You’ll also learn how to summarize and visualize datasets using plots so that you can present your results in a compelling and meaningful way. We will use a practical predictive modeling software, XLMiner, which is a popular Excel plug-in. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in using data to gain insights and make better business decisions. The techniques discussed are applied in all functional areas within business organizations including accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations, and strategic planning. The expected prerequisites for this course include a prior working knowledge of Excel, introductory level algebra, and basic statistics....

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Apr 14, 2020

Good course to give a basic understanding of predictive modelling and analytics. Good assignments and opportunity to review peer submissions help reinforce the learnings.


Nov 19, 2017

this course teach you about the technical of using tools for predictive modeling. very useful for you who want to learn the fundamental of analytics.

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By Marco H M

Dec 17, 2020

I've learned how to use an analytical Tool (XL Miner), with just a few clicks, I can have a complete analisys from different Variables

By Thet P S A

Aug 16, 2020

This is my first course in Coursera but I can understand the methods and tools easily. So, I would like to say thanks to instructor .

By Abdulazeez G

Sep 24, 2020

This course gives a good background to building predictive models as well an easy to use tool for learning how to do it.

By Hussam A

Aug 31, 2020

I really enjoyed every aspect of the class it was well designed and the excises were both enjoyable and informative.


Aug 11, 2020

One of the best course I for business analytics that I came across. The whole specialization is worth the time

By Apoorv A

May 17, 2020

Great course for starting learning the basics of predictive modeling and its application in MS Excel!

By Sankepalli S K

Feb 16, 2017

Its an excellent course and thanks to Professor for making this course so practice oriented.

By Ивашкевич М

Aug 19, 2021

E​xtremly informative and demands to scrutinized deeply inside test assignments!

By Aqil K

May 9, 2017

It was an amazing learning experience with a very high reputed university.

By Parijat M

Sep 2, 2020

This course was quite helpful to enhance skill in predictive modelling

By Amol K

Jan 15, 2019

More Banking & Financial Industry Related Examples can be covered...

By Shubhra V

Aug 15, 2020

A very good course. Learnt a lot of new things. Very productive

By Pradeep I

Nov 11, 2019

Provides a very good foundation over predictive modelling.

By Raj G

Jul 24, 2020

Good Course - Learnt a lot, Gained New knowledge - Thanks

By Shiyu D

May 19, 2018

it's really good, but this course is very fast and hard

By Isaura D V

Oct 6, 2018

I only wished that the teacher would speak slower.

By Sabelo M

Jul 22, 2020

Phenomenal course!I leartn a lot of useful tools!

By Kashif A K

Jul 6, 2020

it was very informative and great experience

By Emmanuel C O

Feb 18, 2020

Great Course... Very useful learnings...

By Adekunle I

Jul 26, 2020

this is the best course anyone can take

By Ivan Z

Jul 29, 2018

Dan Zhang is a very good teacher.

By Rashmi.P

Jan 6, 2022

Very informative course


Jun 19, 2020

Detailed and usefull

By Murodkhuja M

May 5, 2020

excellent course

By Avinash T

Aug 28, 2017

Very nice course