Professional Course

Platform-Based Analytics

edX, Online
12 weeks
12 weeks
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Course description

Platform-Based Analytics

In an ever-growing digital world, the need for strong data analysis skills is at the forefront of every business function, along with the ability to accurately describe and interpret analytical findings.

This course will center on foundational concepts of data analysis, tools for working with data, and strategies for communicating results by utilizing a hands-on teaching approach. Topics include approaching data sets with a critical eye, basic statistical and visual analysis, formatting visuals for interpretation, storytelling with data, and an introduction to spreadsheet modeling.

Learn from renowned Kelley School of Business faculty with combined decades of teaching and analysis experience. This course will provide learners with practical skills to support their data analysis and decision-making needs.

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Course delivery details

This course is offered through Indiana University, a partner institute of EdX.

3-6 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$499
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Define exploratory, explanatory, prescriptive, and predictive analytics
  • Import data into spreadsheets from external sources
  • Cleanse data using functions native to Microsoft Excel
  • Summarize data using basic descriptive statistics and statistical charts
  • Communicate analysis findings using appropriate data visualization selections and formatting
  • Develop simple dashboards to answer business questions
  • Explore the foundations of spreadsheet modeling

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