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# Learner Reviews & Feedback for Inferential and Predictive Statistics for Business by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This course provides an analytical framework to help you evaluate key problems in a structured fashion and will equip you with tools to better manage the uncertainties that pervade and complicate business processes. The course aim to cover statistical ideas that apply to managers. We will consider two basic themes: first, is recognizing and describing variations present in everything around us, and then modeling and making decisions in the presence of these variations. The fundamental concepts studied in this course will reappear in many other classes and business settings. Our focus will be on interpreting the meaning of the results in a business and managerial setting. While you will be introduced to some of the science of what is being taught, the focus will be on applying the methodologies. This will be accomplished through use of Excel and using data sets from many different disciplines, allowing you to see the use of statistics in very diverse settings. The course will focus not only on explaining these concepts but also understanding the meaning of the results obtained. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Test for beliefs about a population.. • Compare differences between populations. • Use linear regression model for prediction. • Learn how to use Excel for statistical analysis. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu....

## Top reviews

##### SG

May 20, 2017

Very good introductory Statistics course. The topic selection is very pertinent to meet the need of a manager to analyze data and to make decision. Quality of teaching is GREAT.

##### MC

Oct 06, 2016

Really great course! With a little bit of data you can explain anything! The course is really easy to understand with great and interesting examples! Thanks a lot!

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By Bruno A

Sep 21, 2018

Very good course. Simple, objective and useful.

By Jai P

Sep 28, 2018

Very well taught and explained. One of the best statistics courses I have taken. As a non math student I have tried many books to understand statistics, but they were all intimidating. This course and the prior course on Exploring Data are my Holy Grail to learning and understanding Statistics. Hats off to the Prof. FATANEH TAGHABONI-DUTTA for the wonderful course and the way she helped approached it.

By Dmitrii I

Apr 30, 2018

Excellent course!

By Dan M

Apr 28, 2018

Great course. Great build of skills. Great logical walk-through of each of the concepts.

By Jishnu R

Aug 19, 2016

Excellent course. The lectures by Prof. Dutta were clear and to the point. This course helped me in clarifying a lot of doubts.

By Laleen D

May 09, 2018

For business students and professionals who really want to understand and apply statistics to their business, there's no better course series that Professor Taghaboni-Dutta's Coursera Series. This course is particularly a unique gem because it integrate statistics lessons into actual practice. The lessons also include great little video clips on how to use Excel to run calculations. Professor Taghaboni-Dutta's lessons are easy to follow and understand; so don't worry, you don't have to be a quant or know calculus to get through this. Just be prepared to spend the time, it's not "statistics light. It's worth the effort!

This class teaches inferential and predictive statistics and the early steps of model building. What really makes this course sizzle is that students also learn how to integrate statistics into business management. Professor Taghaboni-Dutta a phenomenal teacher with a good sense of humor. Students at the UofI campus consistently rank her as one of the best teachers at the school. (How many times have you heard of a statistics professor getting high reviews from students?) I can't imagine how many hours were spent making these videos, but she's thought of everything.

One of my friends is an engineer who has recently moved to management and had been struggling. "They just don't understand anything," she cried. She took the course as part of the iMBA program. She told me that it has helped her learn how to talk with her non-quant executive board and tweak her messaging so that they understand. The course contains tons of of actual real-life problems, such as analyzing Flint Michigan's Drinking water data, testing to find out if a discount store is really the cheapest; figuring out if a marketing plan is working and all sorts of interesting problems.

Honestly, this is a home-run course !

By Arun P R S

May 23, 2017

Excellent course taught by wonderful professor.

By James S

May 05, 2018

Great Professor and a very interesting class! The possibilities are endless for regression testing.

By Guillaume B

Dec 15, 2017

Very informative and practical. The examples used and the pace of the lessons help understand all the key concepts.

By Sayantan G

Mar 20, 2018

Excellent course.

By Vusal T K

Aug 23, 2016

Great insights by the professor!

By Pierre L

Jun 17, 2018

Excellent course.

By Dmitriy K

Jul 14, 2017

Great course for decision makers with no prior experience in statistics and modelling. Lots of real life examples used to illustrate the steps needed to build a model that could predict and explain ones data. Step by step examples in Excel make the life easy for those with no math background in statistical calculations. I liked the professor's focus on the interpretation of the models' results.

By Grant M

May 14, 2017

Super practical exploration of how to use inferential and predictive statistics in everyday business decision making. So good I want more!

By Maheshkumar P

May 20, 2017

Fantastic course. This is the "quants" part of MBA education. Picked up additional Excel skills as a bonus!!

By Temp

Oct 14, 2016

A very good instructor ...totally explain everything

By Guilherme C

Jan 25, 2018

Good explanation of inferential statistics and how to apply the models. Very useful.

By Valerio C

May 18, 2017

One of the best classes I have taken, Great Job explaining complex issues. Thanks Professor!

By Sondra L

Jan 07, 2017

Great instructor. Complex topics were taught in an easy-to-follow manner.

By Gang M

May 01, 2018

Great course! a lot of insight on data collection and analysis. Very practical course.

By Sudhan K

May 09, 2018

very well organized !!

By Martin C

Oct 06, 2016

Really great course! With a little bit of data you can explain anything! The course is really easy to understand with great and interesting examples! Thanks a lot!

By Priyanshi S

Sep 21, 2016

Lucid and follows a step-by-step structure which allows for conceptual clarity.

By Ponciano R

Feb 09, 2018

Great lessons!

By Muskan T

Sep 26, 2016

Concepts are well explained with very good examples.Also doing it in excel makes it easier.

Thanks!Great course for beginners