• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 5 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Advanced Business Analytics Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder brings together academic professionals and experienced practitioners to share real world data analytics skills you can use to grow your business, increase profits, and create maximum value for your shareholders. 

Learners gain practical skills in extracting and manipulating data using SQL code, executing statistical methods for descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis, and effectively interpreting and presenting analytic results.

The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive business environment are complex. Achieve a clear competitive advantage by using data to explain the performance of a business, evaluate different courses of action, and employ a structured approach to business problem-solving.

Applied Learning Project

Throughout the specialization, you will apply the skills you learn to business problems and data sets. 

You will have opportunities to build conceptual models of business and simple database models, practice data extraction using SQL, apply predictive and prescriptive analytics to business problems, develop models for decision making, interpret the software output, and finally present results and share findings. 

We will use basic Excel and the software tool Analytic Solver Platform (ASP), which is a plug-in for Excel. Learners participating in assignments will be able to get free access to the software.

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 5 months
    • Intensity 3 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Data Analytics for Business
  • Predictive Modeling and Analytics
  • Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • Communicating Business Analytics Results
  • Advanced Business Analytics Capstone

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Intermediate Level

  • Some related experience required.

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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