Aug 23, 2017
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.
May 05, 2019
A rewarding experience because I have been able to learn very valuable information. It is an excellent course. It has helped me in the personal and professional field. Thank you.
par Lin Y•
Jul 26, 2019
A truly fascinating course. Keep in mind, this is an introductory course, and it is very useful for either refreshing your memory, or teach something useful and practical.
par Valeria R•
Nov 13, 2017
As a beginner, I found the course to be extremely useful and very clear. The professor guides you through each step in all his lessons, in a way that makes the course accessible even to a complete beginner. Although the lessons are relatively short, you are given the opportunity to learn a whole set of new skills, that can be surely useful across different jobs.
Only negative point: I would have liked more tests and exercises!
Jun 16, 2020
I took this as part of the specialization, so this review applies to the whole 5-course specialization. The files and PowerPoint slides were well-done; for example, unlike some other Excel courses I've taken on Coursera, the PowerPoint slides are explanatory and clear, the text is big enough to be able to take screenshots of for note-taking purposes, and the quiz and test questions are clearly worded. Sharad also is a very good lecturer- engaging and doesn't rush through things; rather, he reminds you of things throughout the course, rather than just mentioning them once and then never explaining it again and assuming you remember it.
par Mitthi J S•
Aug 06, 2019
The course was very well structured. It helped a lot in understanding the basics of all the distribution and using them efficiently in excel!
par Jean-Philippe M•
Aug 02, 2019
Wish had more exercises but this was an excellent course. Teacher is excellent
par Kalaiselvan P•
Jul 21, 2019
Excellent Content, takes me back to the college days
par Lalit G•
Aug 02, 2019
Very useful concepts in statistical distributions.
par Hatem A•
Dec 13, 2019
Excellent Course that simplifies the explanation of statistical concepts such as probability distribution for continuous and discrete variables and their business applications in the real world. The course is very well designed, well explained, and avoids theoretical details to the benefit of the focus on the statistical business application. Excel is a spreadsheeting tool that is readily available in (almost) all business environments and many people can leverage their investment on it by learning how to do statistical analysis using it before going to more sophisticated techniques after.
par Abhishek M•
Dec 10, 2019
Truly wonderful course. The explanation of complex terms was done extremely meaningfully, in clear and simple to understand terms, many real world and practical examples were provided to drive the concepts home, and the exercises were challenging. Care was taken to not let the subject matter become too complex or abstract. I absolutely loved the little recaps and the sharing of handy tips and commands on Excel for immediate practical exploration.
Prof Borle's voice was crisp, loud and easy to follow, which to me was crucial.
All in all, an exceptional experience of learning. Thank you!
par Joshua P•
Dec 07, 2017
I enjoyed this course very much. It covered a lot of useful topics to help you understand and apply statistical analysis methods. Professor Borle obviously put a lot of thought into the planning of this course, as the order of topics presented built on prior knowledge, and as usual were presented in a very clear and concise way. I would have liked additional depth and practice on the discreet distributions presented near the end of this course, but that is something I can do on my own time as well. I can't wait to start the next course in this specialization!
par Roni F•
May 03, 2018
Truly a great course. Explains things slowly and clearly, provides practice problems to practice what you learn in the videos, and when you don't get or understand a question on the quiz the forum is helpful to help you UNDERSTAND an issue you're having.
The only thing I would tweak is not telling what function to use in the questions - instead, putting it in a helpful note if the student chooses to use it. What I've been doing, since I want to see if I understand when to use what function, is try and skip over them.
par Karen S Z•
Jul 21, 2018
The instructor is very good. While he has an accent, he isn't hard to understand (and you can rewind if you do miss something :)) This course went step-by-step and explained everything clearly, with examples. The final quiz was just hard enough to know that you understood the material, but not so hard that you couldn't complete it. There were a couple of questions I had trouble with and I went out on the discussion forum to get help on them. (All of them were already out there so lots of people had trouble with them!)
par Akshay H•
May 02, 2017
Any one looking for quick refresher course in Business Statics this is the specialization to enroll.
Prof/Instructor Sharad has explain the concept in crisp & precise manner & hands on practice in excel is big plus..!!
For any one who wants to learn business statistics ,I kindly urge you enroll this course/specialization so you have basic overview of all topics in business statistics & later read text book Business Statistics by Ken black for through understanding of all topics.
par Fahim A R•
Aug 06, 2020
All the important statistical concepts have been summarized in this course. The learners will be able to apply the concepts in real life scenarios easily using excel. Statistical distributions are really powerful and they are made really easy to use in excel by the Professor. Many thanks to him for clearing the concepts we have been hearing for a long time but never knew that they are really that much important in our daily lives
par ARVIND K S•
Mar 14, 2019
One of the best courses It has been my pleasure to complete! And by pleasure, I mean I really enjoyed the learning process. Nicely articulated through video lectures and handouts (for future reference), this course makes seemingly abstract concepts very clear and easy to comprehend. Lays the groundwork for hitherto unthinkable applications in a vast array of business scenarios. The quizzes reinforce the learning through videos.
par Ali M S•
Jul 10, 2020
Even though this is an online course, one of the few issues that will be encountered is that questions during the course will not be entertained. Though since I have basic knowledge on the topic, the course was easy to follow and the general idea is provided well during the course. Most questions are addressed during the course thus, having a complete package and listening will be sufficient.
par Keli J•
Jan 07, 2018
This is a very practical course for those with limited or no knowledge of business statistics, full of real-world applications and opportunities to practice. As a communicator who does not have much of a business or statistical background, I've found this course to provide an excellent foundation and understand of such important business processes.
par Connie W•
Apr 16, 2020
I really like how the professor structures the class and videos. The videos are all very concise yet full of useful information, and the explanations are always clear and easy to follow. The examples used in videos are well selected and extremely helpful to understand how statistical concepts can be applied to solving real life problems.
par Sabarish V•
Dec 29, 2018
The course content was concise enough to breeze through it in under a dozen hours (for an engineer). The assignments and practice quizzes were very helpful. I was a bit disappointed that the content was very basic, but then again, this was not advertised as an advanced course.
par SAKSHI C•
Jun 22, 2017
Excellent course, which is very well developed by Prof. Sharad. It is must for those who wish to understand the applicability of Probability concept in business decision making. On my part, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenging Quizzes, and at the end it was worth it!
par Leonel G•
Apr 26, 2020
This course is very good. I have taken several courses on statistics, and this one is the first one (along with the following three courses in the specialization)0 that gives me real-life scenarios and knowledge I can use in my work; strongly recommended.
par Scott L•
Jun 25, 2018
I enjoyed this course. It was a good introduction to each concept with enough practice to help learn. Would need to be supplemented with more real world practice before i would feel comfortable using at work. Specifically, understanding random sampling.
par Sean E B•
Oct 29, 2017
The mathematical formulas can be a little confusing if you're not familiar with statistical math, but this is not the fault of the lecturer obviously.
Overall, a nicely explained and set out course. Really helpful and understandable for beginners.
par Yury V•
Aug 13, 2017
This is an amazing course, very useful to those who works with large massive of data everyday. Materials offered in this course are very useful to analyze business processes. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues and friends.
par Rebecca L•
Apr 09, 2017
The instructor's approach to presenting the basics of statistics as well as the application of excel functions is by far the best I've experienced in statistics courses. This is a refresher for me, and, I'm really enjoying it!