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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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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.

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May 22, 2020

I was learned more things in this course,it is very helpful for gaining more knowledge

par 陳學穎

Jun 16, 2018

Nice course,it's not too difficult but so essential for entry-level learner to get in.

par Pam B

Jan 24, 2018

Good intro to probabilities and forecasting. Quizzes have been improved tremendously!

par Rishabh G

Dec 09, 2017

Nice course. Please explain little more binomial distributor and poisson distribution.

par Mai Z

Sep 24, 2017

The theory is well explained, and the pratices on examples help to understand deeper.

par Timothy L

Nov 12, 2017

This teacher is the best! He is able to clearly explain complex, abstract concepts!

par Akash C

Apr 16, 2020

A very practical and useful course, delivered in a very simple and neat manner.

par Geet S

May 03, 2017

Great course! Very informative and all the concepts are very clearly explained!

par Ricardo M

Feb 02, 2017

The lecturer is well versed in statistics and he explained complex theory in a

par Mohammed T C

May 16, 2020

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

par Lalit J

Oct 30, 2018

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

par John D I

Aug 28, 2018

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

par Mohammad M

Nov 05, 2016

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

par José A G U

Feb 07, 2018

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

par Dr C S B

May 09, 2020

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

par Shittu I

Jan 14, 2019

Absolutely a powerful and awesome course.

Thank you for this opportunity

par Charles E

Nov 24, 2019

Very good course with well structured course materials and assessments

par Elsayed k

Dec 17, 2019

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

par Krishna B

Apr 11, 2020

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

par Hector M F

Feb 12, 2020

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

par Atis R

Feb 11, 2019

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

par 张悦

Jan 11, 2019

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

par Jaime M

Sep 07, 2017

Great course to identify and analyse statistical distributions.

par shadrack B

Dec 11, 2016

Absolutely great course. Learnt a lot of useful information.

par Andy L

Mar 22, 2020

Great 'business relevant' example questions and scenarios