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The ability to understand and apply Business Statistics is becoming increasingly important in the industry. A good understanding of Business Statistics is a requirement to make correct and relevant interpretations of data. Lack of knowledge could lead to erroneous decisions which could potentially have negative consequences for a firm. This course is designed to introduce you to Business Statistics. We begin with the notion of descriptive statistics, which is summarizing data using a few numbers. Different categories of descriptive measures are introduced and discussed along with the Excel functions to calculate them. The notion of probability or uncertainty is introduced along with the concept of a sample and population data using relevant business examples. This leads us to various statistical distributions along with their Excel functions which are then used to model or approximate business processes. You get to apply these descriptive measures of data and various statistical distributions using easy-to-follow Excel based examples which are demonstrated throughout the course. To successfully complete course assignments, students must have access to Microsoft Excel. ________________________________________ WEEK 1 Module 1: Basic Data Descriptors In this module you will get to understand, calculate and interpret various descriptive or summary measures of data. These descriptive measures summarize and present data using a few numbers. Appropriate Excel functions to do these calculations are introduced and demonstrated. Topics covered include: • Categories of descriptive data • Measures of central tendency, the mean, median, mode, and their interpretations and calculations • Measures of spread-in-data, the range, interquartile-range, standard deviation and variance • Box plots • Interpreting the standard deviation measure using the rule-of-thumb and Chebyshev’s theorem ________________________________________ WEEK 2 Module 2: Descriptive Measures of Association, Probability, and Statistical Distributions This module presents the covariance and correlation measures and their respective Excel functions. You get to understand the notion of causation versus correlation. The module then introduces the notion of probability and random variables and starts introducing statistical distributions. Topics covered include: • Measures of association, the covariance and correlation measures; causation versus correlation • Probability and random variables; discrete versus continuous data • Introduction to statistical distributions ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: The Normal Distribution This module introduces the Normal distribution and the Excel function to calculate probabilities and various outcomes from the distribution. Topics covered include: • Probability density function and area under the curve as a measure of probability • The Normal distribution (bell curve), NORM.DIST, NORM.INV functions in Excel ________________________________________ WEEK 4 Module 4: Working with Distributions, Normal, Binomial, Poisson In this module, you'll see various applications of the Normal distribution. You will also get introduced to the Binomial and Poisson distributions. The Central Limit Theorem is introduced and explained in the context of understanding sample data versus population data and the link between the two. Topics covered include: • Various applications of the Normal distribution • The Binomial and Poisson distributions • Sample versus population data; the Central Limit Theorem...

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20 авг. 2021 г.

This was a really enjoyable course, but challenging too. I struggled a bit with the final assignment, but nailed it in the end. My statistical knowledge base has indeed been enhanced by this course.


22 авг. 2017 г.

The course has been designed in a manner to give maximum understanding of the concept. The Quizzes are really grilling. and helps you strengthen the knowledge gained from the lecture videos.

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автор: AASTHA

19 июля 2021 г.

Very helpful. Thank you Sharad sir for making the concepts so easy to grab.

автор: Mohammed T C

16 мая 2020 г.

Excellent Course with 100% practical based learning. Learned a lot. Thanks

автор: lalit j

30 окт. 2018 г.

Love the way course was designed and the way example problems were solved.

автор: John D I

28 авг. 2018 г.

Great course and great instructor. Very clear explanations of each topic.

автор: Mohammad M

5 нояб. 2016 г.

One of the most practical courses in business analytic I've ever enrolled.

автор: José A G

7 февр. 2018 г.

Excelente curso para aprender los principios básicos del manejo de datos.

автор: Erick K

30 июля 2022 г.


автор: Baraka L G

5 июля 2022 г.

The course is explained in a very simple way and the teacher is amazing!

автор: Dr C S B

9 мая 2020 г.

Nice course planned. And excellent explanation by the course instructor.

автор: Patrick W

17 окт. 2020 г.

It wasn't easy for me but I was able to manage through. Learned a lot.

автор: Shittu I T

14 янв. 2019 г.

Absolutely a powerful and awesome course.

Thank you for this opportunity

автор: Kofi E

24 нояб. 2019 г.

Very good course with well structured course materials and assessments

автор: Noella B K

27 сент. 2021 г.

This is the best course where the teaching methodology is excellent.

автор: Maulidya E

9 апр. 2021 г.

This course is so good and I can accept the class' material clearly

автор: Elsayed k

17 дек. 2019 г.

very useful and insightful content, I really liked the instructor.

автор: Chen Z

29 мар. 2021 г.

get knowledge on basic business statistics modelling and analysis

автор: Víctor D B A

17 окт. 2020 г.

Excellent course, the professor explain very well in short videos

автор: Kumar R

19 июля 2020 г.

Nice to have the professor explanations with a good presentation.

автор: Krishna B

11 апр. 2020 г.

It has been always nice learning under the professor. Thanks Sir.

автор: Hector M F

12 февр. 2020 г.

Very informative course! I learned a great deal about statistics!

автор: Atis R

11 февр. 2019 г.

It was a very good Excel and statistics refersher course for me.

автор: 张悦

10 янв. 2019 г.

very helpful if you actually think about all the things learned.


3 нояб. 2020 г.

The course has application in my day to day business activities

автор: Jaime M

6 сент. 2017 г.

Great course to identify and analyse statistical distributions.

автор: shadrack B

11 дек. 2016 г.

Absolutely great course. Learnt a lot of useful information.