About this Specialization

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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!
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
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English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Arabic

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel

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stars
5,446 ratings
1,227 reviews
Course2

Course 2

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

4.7
stars
1,490 ratings
233 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Business Applications of Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Interval Estimation

4.8
stars
849 ratings
135 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Linear Regression for Business Statistics

4.8
stars
897 ratings
150 reviews

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  • 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. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • 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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