Professional Certificate

Improve your understanding of data and use it to make decisions! In this course, you'll explore how to apply statistics to real-life problems and situations. We'll discuss data and data collection; summarize data with numbers, graphs and charts; and even calculate some probabilities. You'll learn a way to use data to make forecasts and predictions and discover what it means for something to be statistically significant. By the end, you'll be able to successfully apply basic statistical procedures.


Good luck as you get started, and I hope you enjoy the course!

Course 2 of 5 STATISTICS 101

Statistics has many uses, but perhaps its most important purpose is to help us make good decisions about issues that involve uncertainty. The world is full of data. Data exhibit variation. variation in data can help us make sense of the world.

Course 3 of 5 -  Introduction To Data Analysis Using Excel

This is an introductory course in the use of Excel and is designed to give you a working knowledge of Excel with the aim of getting to use it for more advance topics in Business Statistics later. The course is designed keeping in mind two kinds of learners - those who have very little functional knowledge of Excel and those who use Excel regularly but at a peripheral level and wish to enhance their skills. The course takes you from basic operations such as reading data into excel using various data formats, organizing and manipulating data, to some of the more advanced functionality of Excel. 

Course 4 of 5 - Basic Data Descriptors, Statistical Distributions, and Application to Business Decisions

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 that could potentially have negative consequences for a firm. This course is designed to introduce you to Business Statistics. 

Course 5 of 5 - Business Applications of Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Interval Estimation

This is the third course in the specialization "Business Statistics and Analysis" and the course advances your knowledge about Business Statistics by introducing you to Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing. We first conceptually understand these tools and their business applications. We then introduce various calculations to constructing confidence intervals and to conduct different kinds of Hypothesis Tests. These are done by easy to understand applications.