About this Specialization

This specialization is intended for a general audience of business analysts, seeking to augment their toolkit with the newest analytical methods. Specifically, they will get introduced to analysis of networks and unstructured data (texts) – the two areas that are currently hailed as the “methods of the future.” The connections that people build and the words they use can potentially tell us much more about the organizational processes than the traditional analytics on numbers. It is also for anyone who wants to learn practical analytics. “Business” is a very broad domain. Learners will know about the the application of the newest methods to the analysis of business and will be able to extend the knowledge to other areas. To immerse the newly learned methods into the broader analytical context, specialization offers two additional overview courses. One is dedicated to the field of analytics, helping form the solid understanding of the role that different methods play in generating insights. The second one is an overview of business analytics specifically, with practical tools and tips for a more successful analytic outcome. Each course contains a variety of hands-on projects that will aid the understanding of new methods and provide real-life applications of newly learned skills. Having completed the specialization, learners will acquire advanced methodological tools that can be immediately implemented to improve the analysis and decision-making in modern corporate world.
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Beginner Level
Approximately 7 months to complete
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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
Approximately 7 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Contemporary Data Analysis: Survey and Best Practices

Course2

Course 2

Network Analysis

Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Text Mining with R

Course4

Course 4

Business Analytics: Diversity of Practical Applications

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HSE University

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Data and Network Analysis from HSE University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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