About this Specialization

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This Specialization provides an introduction to big data analytics for all business professionals, including those with no prior analytics experience. You’ll learn how data analysts describe, predict, and inform business decisions in the specific areas of marketing, human resources, finance, and operations, and you’ll develop basic data literacy and an analytic mindset that will help you make strategic decisions based on data. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply your skills to interpret a real-world data set and make appropriate business strategy recommendations.

Learner Career Outcomes
46%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Mongolian
Learner Career Outcomes
46%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
21%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Mongolian

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Customer Analytics

4.6
stars
8,881 ratings
1,948 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Operations Analytics

4.7
stars
4,264 ratings
807 reviews
Course3

Course 3

People Analytics

4.5
stars
4,475 ratings
833 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Accounting Analytics

4.5
stars
2,483 ratings
450 reviews

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  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 5-6 months.

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  • You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how big data and analytics are used in four key areas: marketing (customer analytics), human resources and talent management (people analytics), operations, and finance. You can use this knowledge to create new business strategies using data, participate in conversations about analytics, transition to a new career, or improve your own business. You will also have a strong foundation for further study related to analytics and big data.

  • You will need a full-featured version of Microsoft Excel for some assignments. You should also have a working knowledge of Excel’s basic functions.

  • No previous knowledge or experience in business or analytics is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in understanding how decisions are made using big data.

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