# Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions, Certificate

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This Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions Course offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University is part of Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization.

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 Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions Course offered by Coursera in partnership with Rice University 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.

## Detailed Programme Facts

• Deadline and start date  This course is offered on a rolling basis.
• Programme intensity Part-time
• Average part-time duration 1 months
• Intensity 3 hrs/week
• Duration description

4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week

• Languages
• English
• Delivery mode
Online

## Programme Structure

Course Structure:
• Basic Data Descriptors
• Descriptive Measures of Association, Probability, and Statistical Distributions
• The Normal Distribution
• Working with Distributions (Normal, Binomial, Poisson), Population and Sample Data

## English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

The Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization will be at an introductory level.

## Tuition Fee

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