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Skills you will gain

SimulationMathematical OptimizationSolverDecision Tree

Learner Career Outcomes

39%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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University of Pennsylvania

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction, Descriptive and Predictive Analytics

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 145 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
The Newsvendor Problem39m
Moving Averages41m
Trends, Seasonality47m
Week 1 Wrap-up, Apparel Industry14m
1 reading
Excel Files, Slides and Practice Problems10m
1 practice exercise
Newsvendor and Forecasting Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Prescriptive Analytics, Low Uncertainty

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Optimizing with Solver31m
Network Optimization Example20m
(Optional) Week 2 Review20m
(Optional) Solver on Mac3m
(Optional) Solver in Google Sheets4m
1 reading
Excel Files, Slides, and Practice Problems10m
1 practice exercise
Decisions with Low Uncertainty Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Predictive Analytics, Risk

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 85 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Simulating Uncertain Outcomes in Excel24m
Interpreting and Visualizing Simulation Output31m
(Optional) Week 3 Review15m
1 reading
Excel file, Slides, Practice Problems10m
1 practice exercise
Risk and Evaluation Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Prescriptive Analytics, High Uncertainty

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 133 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Using Simulation with Decision Trees25m
Using Optimization Together with Simulation16m
Week 4 Wrap-up15m
(Optional) Session 4 Review21m
(Optional) Advanced Session on Optimization28m
1 reading
Excel files, Slides, and Practice Problems10m
1 practice exercise
Decision Tree Analysis Quiz30m

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