Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization
Turn Data Into Value. Drive business process change by identifying & analyzing key metrics in 4 industry-relevant courses.
About This Specialization
Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets, and inform strategic decisions. In this Specialization, you’ll learn to frame business challenges as data questions. You’ll use powerful tools and methods such as Excel, Tableau, and MySQL to analyze data, create forecasts and models, design visualizations, and communicate your insights. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to explore and justify improvements to a real-world business process. The Capstone Project focuses on optimizing revenues from residential property, and Airbnb, our Capstone’s official Sponsor, provided input on the project design. Airbnb is the world’s largest marketplace connecting property-owner hosts with travelers to facilitate short-term rental transactions. The top 10 Capstone completers each year will have the opportunity to present their work directly to senior data scientists at Airbnb live for feedback and discussion.
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Business Metrics for Data-Driven CompaniesCurrent session: Mar 19
- 4 weeks, 3-5 hours per week
- English, Chinese (Simplified)
About the CourseIn this course, you will learn best practices for how to use data analytics to make any company more competitive and more profitable. You will be able to recognize the most critical business metrics and distinguish them from mere data. You’ll get
Mastering Data Analysis in ExcelCurrent session: Mar 19
- 6 weeks, 8-10 hours per week
About the CourseImportant: The focus of this course is on math - specifically, data-analysis concepts and methods - not on Excel for its own sake. We use Excel to do our calculations, and all math formulas are given as Excel Spreadsheets, but we do not attempt to cov
Data Visualization and Communication with TableauCurrent session: Mar 19
- 5 weeks, 6-8 hours per week
About the CourseOne of the skills that characterizes great business data analysts is the ability to communicate practical implications of quantitative analyses to any kind of audience member. Even the most sophisticated statistical analyses are not useful to a
Managing Big Data with MySQLUpcoming session: Mar 26
- 5 weeks, 8-12 hours per week
- English, Russian
About the CourseThis course is an introduction to how to use relational databases in business analysis. You will learn how relational databases work, and how to use entity-relationship diagrams to display the structure of the data held within them. This knowle
Increasing Real Estate Management Profits: Harnessing Data AnalyticsUpcoming session: Apr 9
- 8 weeks of study, 8-10 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIn this final course you will complete a Capstone Project using data analysis to recommend a method for improving profits for your company, Watershed Property Management, Inc. Watershed is responsible for managing thousands of residentia
Jana Schaich Borg
Assistant Research Professor
Executive in Residence and Director, Center for Quantitative Modeling
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