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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Lookup TableData AnalysisMicrosoft ExcelPivot Table
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Spreadsheets

Introduction to spreadsheets, reading data, manipulating data. Basic spreadsheet operations and functions....
Reading
8 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
Video8 videos
Reading Data into Excel7m
Basic Data Manipulation in Excel5m
Arithmetic Manipulation in Excel4m
Basic Functions in Excel6m
Functions Using Absolute and Relative References6m
Functions Explained7m
Week 1 Recapm
Reading5 readings
Course FAQs10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Store Sales (Comma delimited).txt10m
Store Sales (Fixed width).txt10m
Stores Sales (Tab delimited Text).txt10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Reading Data into Excel4m
Basic Data Manipulation in Excel4m
Arithmetic Manipulation in Excel4m
Basic Functions in Excel4m
Functions Using Absolute and Relative References4m
Functions Explained4m
Introduction to Spreadsheetsm
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Spreadsheet Functions to Organize Data

Introduction to some more useful functions such as the IF, nested IF, VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions in Excel....
Reading
8 videos (Total 44 min), 8 quizzes
Video8 videos
The “IF” Command in Excel Using Numerical Data3m
The "Nested IF" Command in Excel7m
The "VLOOKUP" Function in Excel8m
Another "VLOOKUP" Example6m
The "HLOOKUP" Function in Excel4m
Professor 'Know-it-all' Needs Help!4m
Week 2 Recapm
Quiz8 practice exercises
The "IF" Command in Excel4m
The “IF” Command in Excel Using Numerical Data4m
The "Nested IF" Command in Excel4m
The "VLOOKUP" Function in Excel4m
Another "VLOOKUP" Example4m
The "HLOOKUP" Function in Excel4m
Professor 'Know-it-all' Needs Help!4m
Spreadsheet Functions to Organize Datam
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Charts

Introduction to the Data filtering capabilities of Excel, the construction of Pivot Tables to organize data and introduction to charts in Excel....
Reading
7 videos (Total 42 min), 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
Data Filtering in Excel6m
Use of Pivot Tables in Excel6m
More Pivot Table Options5m
Application of Pivot Tables to Numeric Data8m
Introduction to Charts in Excel8m
Week 3 Recapm
Quiz7 practice exercises
Using the “VLOOKUP” Function Across Worksheets4m
Data Filtering in Excel4m
Use of Pivot Tables in Excel4m
More Pivot Table Options4m
Application of Pivot Tables to Numeric Data4m
Introduction to Charts in Excel4m
Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Chartsm
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Advanced Graphing and Charting

Constructing various Line, Bar and Pie charts. Using the Pivot chart features of Excel. Understanding and constructing Histograms and Scatterplots....
Reading
7 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
Video7 videos
Bar Graphs and Pie Charts9m
Pivot Charts5m
Scatter Plots7m
Histograms Part 14m
Histograms Part 27m
Week 4 Recapm
Reading1 reading
End-of-Course Survey10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Line Graphs4m
Bar Graphs and Pie Charts4m
Pivot Charts4m
Scatter Plots4m
Histograms Part 12m
Histograms Part 24m
Advanced Graphing and Chartingm
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Top Reviews

By SSApr 28th 2017

good course gives a basic foundation for data analytics ! Excellent for beginners who have no idea how to use excel for want to learn systematically excel files given at every lecture are very useful.

By LCMay 18th 2018

Excellent class, well-written and presented with real-world examples that are challenging but not impossible to complete if you follow the small quizzes and stay on top of the deadlines. Great job!

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Sharad Borle

Associate Professor of Management
Jones Graduate School of Business

About Rice University

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About the Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization

The Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of business data analysis tools and techniques. You’ll master essential spreadsheet functions, build descriptive business data measures, and develop your aptitude for data modeling. You’ll also explore basic probability concepts, including measuring and modeling uncertainty, and you’ll use various data distributions, along with the Linear Regression Model, to analyze and inform business decisions. The Specialization culminates with a Capstone Project in which you’ll apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to an actual business problem. To successfully complete all course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. To see an overview video for this Specialization, click here!...
Business Statistics and Analysis

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