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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf Study, Virtual ClassroomVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics, a certification course by edX, brings the ability to know, optimize, and alter the ways of business operations, marketing, transportation, and finance. In this course, the candidate will cover various topics and learn more in-depth about the various skills associated with each topic. Starting from introduction to Probability, where the candidate will go through random variables; Normal, Binomial, Exponential distributions with their various applications. Then the candidate will move up to estimation, where they will learn about Sampling, confidence intervals & hypothesis testing. Advancing further, the candidate will also learn about Regression, Linear Optimization & Dynamic Optimization. 

    Any student or professional with knowledge of undergraduate probability, statistics, and linear algebra and with knowledge of Python, basic programming concepts can pursue this course. The programme will be completed within 12 weeks. Candidates need to dedicate 8 to 10 hours every week to attend this Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics training.

    Please note: This programme cannot be registered by students from Iran, Crimea, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. 

    The Highlights

    • The course duration is 12 weeks

    • Certificate provided by edX

    • 100% online learning

    • Free of cost programme

    • In association with ColumbiaX 

    • Instructors hail from Columbia University

    • 8 to 10 hours of weekly timing

    Programme Offerings

    • instructor led training
    • Online exercises and assignments

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Fees InformationsCertificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
    INR 19663yesColumbia University, New York

    The  Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics certification  fees details are given below:

    • The candidates can access the programme for free but in that case, they will not get any certificate of completion.
    • In order to get the certificate, the candidates need to make a fee payment of Rs. 18996.

    Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics 

    Fee Category

    Amount in Rupees

    Course without a certificate


    Course with certificate

    Rs. 18996

    Eligibility Criteria


    Students should have familiarity with basic programming concepts in the programming language and even have knowledge of Python. Basic concepts of linear algebra, statistics probability, and procedural programming language would be beneficial. 

    Certification Qualifying Details

    Participants will be given a Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics certification by edX only after they make the payment for the certificate and complete the programme. 

    What you will learn

    Business analytics knowledge

    After completion of the Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics certification syllabus, the candidates will get to know:

    • Get knowledge about dynamic optimization
    • To develop the idea of the introduction to probability
    • To understand the concepts of probability, stochastic modeling, statistics
    • To develop systematic frameworks in a dynamic setting
    • To solve decision problems in business applications under uncertainty
    • To learn the underlying model and to use historical data
    • To get an idea of dummy variables, linear regression, regression

    Who it is for

    The course is recommended to be beneficial for: 

    • People working in the field like data analysts, business analysts, and wanting to brush their knowledge about the subject.
    • People want to start afresh with an edge over the others.

    Admission Details

    The candidates can apply for this Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics classes by following the steps that are given below. 

    Step1: Firstly, the programme URL should be clicked. 

    Step 2: Thereafter, candidates need to press on the ‘Enroll Now’ tab.

    Step 3: Then candidates need to create an account. They need to set a password as well. 

    Step 4: Once the account is created, candidates can further proceed to check out the programme. 

    Step 5: Then, they can make the payment from the desired mode of payment. 

    The Syllabus


    Columbia University, New York Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What is this course all about?

    This course basically deals with some techniques and fundamental tools for making business decisions by using data.

    2: Who are the instructors of this Data, Models and Decisions in Business Analytics online course?

    The instructors are Vineet Goyal Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, and Costis Maglaras David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business Decision, Columbia Graduate School of Business.

    3: How helpful will be the certificate for the candidate?

    The certificate which the candidate will receive will surely be helpful as it has the sign of the instructors and even the logo of the institution. They can even share the certificate on their LinkedIn profile and even add it to their CV or resume.

    4: How much time will it take to cover this course?

    This course will get covered in 12 weeks and each week the instructor will take 8 to 10 hours to give details and make understand the candidate about business analytics.

    5: What insight knowledge will the candidate get after the completion of this course?

    After the completion of the course, the candidate will get to know about discrete optimization, dynamic optimization, linear optimization, dummy variables, random variables, and Introduction to probability.

    6: This course is associated with which university?

    Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics is associated with Columbia University where the topics will be presented to illustrate its usefulness in the context of practical business.

    7: Will there be a refund of the money if the candidates want to quit the course?

    As of now, the candidates cannot get a refund for the money paid, but they can enquire in the admissions office. 

    8: What is the core subject of this course?

    The core subject of this course is Business and Management as this course itself deals with business analytics, marketing, service operation, and finance.

    9: What is the main objective of this course?

    The main objective of this course is that it introduces the fundamental techniques for data-driven decision-making.

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