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### Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisSimulationBusiness AnalyticsMathematical Optimization

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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#### Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours per week...

#### English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Arabic

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

## Data Exploration and Reduction — Cluster Analysis

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7 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
0. What is Cluster Analysis7m
1. Data Reduction and Unsupervised Learning7m
2. Preparing Data and Measuring Dissimilarities8m
3. Hierarchical and k-Means Clustering7m
4. Cluster Analysis with Excel8m
5. Cluster Analysis with XLMiner9m
Register for Analytic Solver Platform for Education (ASPE)10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz16m
Week 1 Application Assignment - Clustering30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

## Dealing with Uncertainty and Analyzing Risk

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7 videos (Total 52 min), 2 quizzes
7 videos
1. Adding Uncertainty to a Spreadsheet Model9m
2. Defining Output Variables and Analyzing the Results7m
3. Using Historical Data to Model Uncertainty7m
4. Models with Correlated Uncertain Variables5m
5. Creating and Interpreting Charts8m
6. Using Average Values versus Simulation5m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week 2 Application Assignment - Monte Carlo Simulation30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

## Identifying the Best Options — Optimization

At the end of this module students should be able to: 1. Develop a spreadsheet model for an optimization problem 2. Use Excel to solve optimization models 3. Interpret solutions and conduct what-if analysis...
7 videos (Total 54 min), 2 quizzes
7 videos
1. Formulating an Optimization Problem7m
2. Developing a Spreadsheet Model7m
3. Adding Optimization to a Spreadsheet Model5m
4. What-if Analysis and the Sensitivity Report9m
5. Evaluating Scenarios and Visualizing Results to Gain Practical Insights9m
6. Digital Marketing Application of Optimization8m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz24m
Week 3 Application Assignment - Linear Optimization45m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

## Decision Analytics

At the end of this module students should be able to: 1. Given a business situation, apply an appropriate technique to identify the best solution alternatives 2. Formulate and solve models for business problems that requires yes/no decisions and logical constraints 3. Create models that mix techniques and tools such as simulation and optimizationAnalyze and interpret results to make informed decisions...
6 videos (Total 39 min), 2 quizzes
6 videos
1. Business Problems with Yes/No Decisions5m
2. Formulation and Solution of Binary Optimization Problems7m
3. Metaheuristic Optimization8m
4. Chance Constraints and Value At Risk6m
5. Simulation Optimization6m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz30m
Week 4 Application Assignment - Simulation Optimization45m
4.6
38 Reviews

### Top Reviews

By NHJul 12th 2017

The instructor is great. However, I would like to know the solutions for the exam. I sometimes pass the exam but struggle with certain questions but had no clue how to resolve it.

By DAMar 9th 2018

Very interesting subject with a good instructor. I'd like to be able to cover the content in more detail, but it was a good introduction to optimization theory.

## Instructor

### Manuel Laguna

Professor
Leeds School of Business

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....