Statistics for Business - II
Statistics is a versatile discipline that has revolutionized the fields of business, engineering, medicine and pure sciences. This course is Part 2 of a 4-part series on Business Statistics, and is ideal for learners who wish to enroll in business programs. The first two parts cover topics in Descriptive Statistics, whereas the next two focus on Inferential Statistics.
Spreadsheets containing real data from diverse areas such as economics, finance and HR drive much of our discussions.
In Part 2, we use the language of probability to examine the underlying distributions of random variables. We model real-life phenomena using known variables such as Binomial, Poisson and Normal. We learn how to simulate data that are distributed according to these variables.
We shall take up datasets that have over a million rows, which makes it difficult to analyze using a spreadsheet. This is a natural setting for R, an advanced statistical programming platform. We incorporate helpful tutorials to get learners acquainted with the platform.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
Basic Algebra and some Calculus
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, a partner institute of EdX.
2-4 hours per week
- Verified Track -$50
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- To use spreadsheets to analyze larger datasets
- To pose pertinent business questions of datasets and to answer them
- To describe a random variable in probabilistic terms and derive parameters such as mean and variance
- To draw a simple random sample from a population
- To model business phenomena with known random variables such as Binomial, Poisson and Normal
- To simulate variables that follow a prescribed distribution
Contact this provider
edX For Business helps leading companies upskill their labor forces by making the world’s greatest educational resources available to learners across a wide variety of in-demand fields. edX For Business delivers high-quality corporate eLearning to train and engage your employees...