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Build Data Analysis and Business Modeling Skills. Gain the ability to apply statistics and data analysis tools to various business applications with this Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University.
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Overview

The programme

The Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of business data analysis tools and techniques. 

You’ll master essential spreadsheet functions, build descriptive business data measures, and develop your aptitude for data modeling. You’ll also explore basic probability concepts, including measuring and modeling uncertainty, and you’ll use various data distributions, along with the Linear Regression Model, to analyze and inform business decisions. 

The Specialization culminates with a Capstone Project in which you’ll apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to an actual business problem.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 2 months to complete
      • Suggested 12 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel
  • Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions
  • Business Applications of Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Interval Estimation
  • Linear Regression for Business Statistics
  • Business Statistics and Analysis Capstone

Details on Coursera Plus:

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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.

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