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How long does it take to complete the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 5 months.
Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over. The final Capstone Project will be offered 3-4 times per year.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This Specialization is designed for graduate students and professional interested in practical applications of business analytics techniques and big data, with a good IT and statistical background. You’ll need a strong background in R and analytics to complete the coursework, and some experience with machine learning and SQL will also be useful.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Strategic Business Analytics Specialization?
You’ll be a fully accomplished expert in big data management, with a robust understanding of how data can be used to leverage strategic value. You’ll be comfortable qualifying research objectives, combining and manipulating data sets, and interpreting them. You’ll be prepared to present your interpretations and value case to potential stakeholders successfully.