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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....

Top reviews

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.

Jun 4, 2020

Excelent! Even for someone that doesnt work usually with statistic models, this course give the fundamentals insights so that we can go deeper by ourself.

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By Rafael R

Jun 17, 2020

If you don´t have a US credit-card to purchase Solver you are not allowed to continue studying.

It´s just impossible to use a Credit-card from another country. It´s annoying and a waste of time.

coursera / Boulder Uni should elect only software companies or partners able to supply all students.

It´s a shame.

By Erwin T

Oct 9, 2020

Narrative in video's is way too fast and very mathematical oriented.

Documentation is weak.

High demanding on tests with quizzes on course info + each week extra quizzes with assignments

Not good to follow due to bad English in video's.

By Piero A T

May 10, 2020

I do not like this course. The lecturer's accent is really difficult to follow and there are no notes for this course. I do not understand why it keeps online. University should consider changing the lecturer.

By Christoph A

Mar 28, 2021

Uninspiring nonsense. I am currently considering to drop the complete 'Advanced Business Analytics Specialization' because of this one here.

By Ana H

Apr 8, 2021

I would rate negative if I could.

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE QUALITY...Terrible really....... never would recommend it and just a mediocre class

By Kellie R

May 14, 2020

I was unable to successfully install the required excel add-in and could not proceed with the course though I had already paid.

By sander D W

Jun 29, 2020

Basic course

Not as many practical business examples as I hoped for

The teacher is very difficult to understand


Feb 8, 2021

No lecture slides.

Instructor English is not understandable and is speaking very fast.


May 1, 2020

Course content and assignment content don't match.

By Viktoriia D

Mar 14, 2020

Like a hell

By James H

Jul 27, 2020