Free Online Course on Business Analytics Using Forecasting

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National Tsing Hua University is offering free online course on Business Analytics Using Forecasting. Forecasting especially can provide a powerful toolkit for analyzing time series data.

The overall objective of this course is to learn scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions. The course will start on October 17, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Business Analytics Using Forecasting
Institution: National Tsing Hua University and Future Learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on October 17, 2016

Providers’ Details

National Tsing Hua University was established in Beijing in 1911 as Tsing Hua Academy. In 1956, National Tsing Hua University was re-established at its present location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

About This Course

Companies, governments and other organizations now collect and analyze huge amounts of data about suppliers, clients, employees, citizens, transactions, and much more. There are a number of ways organizations can use this data. Business analytics uses this data to make better decisions and forecasting is an arm of this predictive analytics. Forecasting especially can provide a powerful toolkit for analyzing time series data.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to define a forecasting task and workflow
  • Understand how to evaluate forecasting performance
  • Apply and be familiar with popular forecasting methods
  • Explore, identify and model different types of patterns in time series
  • Be able to implement a forecasting process in practice

Requirements

  • Familiarity with basic statistical methods including linear regression.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel and R software.

Instructors

Galit Shmueli

Distinguished Professor at NTHU, Taiwan. Pioneered business analytics courses at U of Maryland, Indian School of Business, NTHU & Statistics.com.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Select a course and Join
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