Strategic Business Analytics Specialization
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About this Specialization
Designed for those already in the industry.
Designed for those already in the industry.
ESSEC Business School
For over a century, ESSEC has been developing a state-of-the-art educational program that gives the individual pride of place in its learning model, promoting the values of freedom, openness, innovation and responsibility. Preparing future managers to reconcile personal interests with collective responsibility, giving consideration to the common good in their decision-making, and weighing economic challenges against the social costs are some of the objectives ESSEC has set for itself. Its ultimate goal? To create a global world that has meaning for us all.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
How long does it take to complete the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 5 months.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over. The final Capstone Project will be offered 3-4 times per year.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This Specialization is designed for graduate students and professional interested in practical applications of business analytics techniques and big data, with a good IT and statistical background. You’ll need a strong background in R and analytics to complete the coursework, and some experience with machine learning and SQL will also be useful.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
You’ll be a fully accomplished expert in big data management, with a robust understanding of how data can be used to leverage strategic value. You’ll be comfortable qualifying research objectives, combining and manipulating data sets, and interpreting them. You’ll be prepared to present your interpretations and value case to potential stakeholders successfully.
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