• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration

About

In this Increasing Real Estate Management Profits - Harnessing Data Analytics offered by Coursera in partnership with Duke University you will complete a Capstone Project using data analysis to recommend a method for improving profits for your company, Watershed Property Management, Inc. Watershed is responsible for managing thousands of residential rental properties throughout the United States. 

Your job is to persuade Watershed’s management team to pursue a new strategy for managing its properties that will increase their profits. 

To do this, you will:

  • Elicit information about important variables relevant to your analysis;
  • Draw upon your new MySQL database skills to extract relevant data from a real estate database;
  • Implement data analysis in Excel to identify the best opportunities for Watershed to increase revenue and maximize profits, while managing any new risks;
  • Create a Tableau dashboard to show Watershed executives the results of a sensitivity analysis; 
  • Articulate a significant and innovative business process change for Watershed based on your data analysis, that you will recommend to company executives. 

Airbnb, our Capstone’s official Sponsor, provided input on the project design. The top 10 Capstone completers each year will have the opportunity to present their work directly to senior data scientists at Airbnb live for feedback and discussion.

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. 26 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 8-10 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction
  • Data Extraction and Visualization
  • Modeling
  • Cash Flow and Profits
  • Data Dashboard
  • Dashboard for Decision-makers
  • Final Project

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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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