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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Microsoft ExcelLinear RegressionStatistical Hypothesis Testing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel

4.7
3,083 ratings
700 reviews
Course2

Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions

4.7
964 ratings
151 reviews
Course3

Business Applications of Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Interval Estimation

4.8
536 ratings
79 reviews
Course4

Linear Regression for Business Statistics

4.8
542 ratings
84 reviews

Instructor

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Sharad Borle

Associate Professor of Management
Jones Graduate School of Business

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About Rice University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • The Specialization is 16 weeks long, plus the additional Capstone Project time.

  • The specialization will be at an introductory level.

  • It is recommended that the courses are taken in the order Course 1 "Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel", Course 2 "Basic Data Descriptors and Data Distributions and Application to Business Decisions", Course 3 "Business Applications of Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Interval Estimation", and then Course 4 "Linear Regression and Its Application to Business".

  • You will be able to comfortably use spreadsheets to analyze business data in terms of various descriptive and graphical measures.

    You will also be able to conduct statistical analysis of data to test various business propositions using hypothesis testing, and learn to estimate confidence intervals to facilitate business decisions under uncertain circumstances.

    You will be able to translate a business decision in terms of a cause and effect regression model, estimate the model using a spreadsheet, and draw inferences regarding operational and strategic implications of the estimated model.

    Overall, you will begin the pathway towards transforming yourself into thoughtful, data-driven management decision maker.

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