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Data-driven Decision Making

This course is a part of Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach, a 5-course Specialization series from Coursera.

Welcome to Data-driven Decision Making. In this course you'll get an introduction to Data Analytics and its role in business decisions. You'll learn why data is important and how it has evolved. You'll be introduced to “Big Data” and how it is used. You'll also be introduced to a framework for conducting Data Analysis and what tools and techniques are commonly used. Finally, you'll have a chance to put your knowledge to work in a simulated business setting. This course was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with an address at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017.
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Rating 4.4 based on 749 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts May 11 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $79
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Instructor Alex Mannella
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Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
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data-driven decision in 19 reviews

This course is a general course about data-driven decision making, as you can guess from the syllabus.-It is a PwC course, you should expect PwC marketing content.

This course has been very helpful to me in learning more on the topic of Data-driven Decision Making.

I highly recommend it Excellent Good course Very interesting latest information on BIG DATA Not very useful in practical sense Excelent introduction to Data-driven decision making.

This course Data-driven Decision Making gives deep fundamental understanding of data as science.

Very helpful for building an outline for data-driven decision making.

It provides many handy tools, frameworks, techniques for data-driven decision making process.

It is a good tool to introduce you to data-driven decision making Helpful course and practical case studies to assist learning.Thanks pwc team A good foundation course.

Good Overview for data-driven decision making Very informative course, focused on building the practical problem solving skills and application of knowledge.

It's good, even though just having some brief view of the Data-driven Decision making, it brought me a new word.

Great going Great overview of data-driven decision, especially week 4's simulation and last assignment.

The best course with an in-depth understanding of Data-driven decision making and I strongly recommend to anyone who happens to want major into data analysis should get the foundation of this course to gain this knowledge this course offered by PWC comes with.

It was an excellent course on data-driven decision making.

Would definitely recommend doing it if one is interested in knowing the fundamentals for Data-driven Decision Making.

It is a great course for the basics of data-driven decision making.

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data driven decision making in 12 reviews

It was awesome to start with such Comprehensive course with complete outline of the career path towards Data Analysis and Data Driven Decision Making Most of this information is just an introduction and promo for PWC.

good introduction to basics of the data driven decision making I really enjoyed this course and learned the general concepts of data analytics, the importance of data visualization to create a new opportunity or solve a problem.

Amazing Course that helped me gain true insights on Data driven decision making.Looking forward for more detailed study of Data Analytics and Data visualization.

Thank you Great course Good content A great peace of Edge which puts sharp light on the importance of data driven decision making for organizations.

Excellent course to intro learners to data driven decision making techniques A very good course to get a head start in Data-driven Decision Making and the field of Business Analytics.

I was expecting a lot more detail on ***how*** to perform data driven decision making.

Very informative, but could be more practice-oriented Course was good, covered wide variety of topics, and gave 10000 feet view of the data driven decision making process.

With a clear video course and quizzes per week, that's a great features An amazing overview course on data driven decision making.

Best source to learn the basics of data driven decision making, every concept is well explained with industry professionals.

Really opened my eyes on the basics of Data driven decision making.

Great overview of basic concepts in data science and a survey of tools and techniques for future courses Very well organized and interesting course for a basic overview of analytics and data driven decision making.

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good introduction to data in 10 reviews

The course is really a life blood for any Finance Professional as no analysing the quantitative statements & facts and interpreting them and draw meaningful conclusions from them is the first and foremost task.Course is really designed in the way that what you will learn in the course so far,you will able to practise the same.Mind blowing course from Master Class Leader in Auditing & Assurance..... Good introduction to data analytics.

good course material PWC Partners and Trainers were great to explain the topic This course is a good introduction to Data Analytics techniques and how they are applied to real problem solving with clients Excellent course for the beginner!

A good introduction to Data and Analytics from a PwC perspective and a pleasant way to introduce key personnel in the organisation.

quite technical, not very practical, but still good The course gives beginners a very good introduction to Data and Analytics, and their role in todays world.

I am glad I took this course A very nice course for beginners and professionals.It helps one to improve, achieve results and also gives a chance to experience the knowledge and expertise of Professionals It is a good introduction to data analytics techniques and methodologies.

Wonderful Course and very motivational experts , Thank you G A good introduction to Datas, decision making and PWC approach.

Good introduction to Data Analytics - Looking to forward to completing the specialization Very informative.

Opened new era for me to analyse things Super good introduction to Data Science with clear and short definitions and explanations for beginners.

A good introduction to Data Analytics.Definitely recommended for beginners with no prior experience.

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easy to understand in 8 reviews

The course is very informational and helpful to those who are new to data analytics and would want to start learning Course is helpful to start with Data Analytics Course present basic well laid out ,easy to understand ways to organise and navigate through Data, and put you in direction to think like a consultant.

The explanation on each and every topic was very much easy to understand and there is not pre requisites required for this course..

Thank you I look forward to more courses in this Specialization Very easy to understanding and practical, especially for the beginners like me.

Very good course in one of the new domains which is becoming increasingly important everyday.Very lucid and easy to understand as well.

I found this course extremely interactive and easy to understand.

This course is well planned and of good quality, easy to understand and handled with professionalism.

It was easy to understand because of how it is structured.

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looking forward in 10 reviews

Looking forward to working on other courses in this specialization.

Looking forward to the next class.

Looking forward to more such courses from PwC.

Simply excellent excellent course, looking forward to the next ones extremely high level An insight into pwc way of doing things.

A good start for anyone wants to know about data analysis It was very useful and knowledgeable course and I am looking forward to complete the specialization The reason why I am giving only one star that the course did not covered much information and the time allotted could have been less than 4 weeks.

After this course I'm inspired to dive further into the field and looking forward to PwC's follow up courses in the specialisation.

Looking forward to more practical examples in the following courses.

This course has brought all that knowledge together and I am looking forward to continue learning with Coursera!

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case study in 10 reviews

The case study required to provide detailed answers regarding the analysis, however, the sample cases did not provide much detail that would be adequate to answer some of the test questions (e.g.

The only reason I did not give 5 stars was because I thought the case study criteria was not presented before the assignment was given.

Good overview of big data and an interesting case study.

I really liked the Discovery, Insights, Actions , Outcomes Model and enjoyed the application to the case study.

thanks :) The course gives a good horizontal overview of the field, but maybe lacks some in-depth case study that applies the mentioned methodologies.

I take the business metrics from Duke Univ and they do have this section which I think help me reflects more on the case study.

Good overview and summary, I enjoyed the case study at the end.

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high level overview in 6 reviews

great base information An excellent course to get a high level overview of various tools- how things work in a professional consultancy- concise frameworks.Good for people who are just starting up with analytics.

Excellent high level overview for a complete beginner or someone with a passing knowledge of the tools and processes.

This learning session provided a good chance for me to fully discovery what happened behind the sen. High level overview of data and analytics in business Great course.

Very good high level overview of Data Very good course to understand basics of data science The criteria or guidance for the final assessment wasn't clear, or could not be found.

Content was sufficient however more practice challenges would have made this course more effective Gives a very high level overview of data analysis used in industry.

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tools and techniques in 6 reviews

Clears most of the basic ideas about Data Analytics and tools and techniques for Data Analytics.

Provides a very insightful introduction to Data and Analytics on a more theoretical perspective that is necessary to understand all the tools and techniques used in the field.

Helps create the foundation for getting an understanding of Analytics tools and techniques Very good course.

It provides a basic introduction to various tools and techniques.

The best part is the final submission in 4th week which ensures learning from the entire course.A possible area of improvement is including more case study discussions during the course which help understand what kinds of tools and techniques should be used in which scenarios.

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case studies in 9 reviews

This course would be improved by more meaningful discussion topics (I sometimes skipped these because they didn't feel meaningful), more practice questions or simulations, and more refined case studies (with perhaps some guiding multiple choice before the open-ended final assignment).

Many case studies.-Recommend it to anyone who wants to start with a basic overview and get deeper with more in-depth courses.-If you have limited free time, this course is short!

The only addition/amendments I would recommend is additional visuals/animations to support the underlying framework, some additional case studies to support structured/semi-structred/unstructured data analytic approaches and more interactive questions during the video dialogues.

Apart from the rest, the final course case studies were brilliant and helped us to collaborate our understanding of the course.

Super Course NICE EXPERIENCE A must do for every intending decision maker I really liked the course - it is interactive, very helpful for your daily life and really ap Please add Case Studies in every week.

It contained frameworks, helpful background about making decisions based on data, and interesting real-life case studies.

Great course with practical case studies and project assignment Boring lectures.

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highly recommended in 7 reviews

Excellent Course and highly recommended.

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended for the practical insights from PWC A great course for understanding data and analytics framework; learn about emerging trends and data analytics; explore differences between structured, semi-structured and unstructured data; different types of analytics techniques and tools.

A great way to start if you are interested in Data Analytics Highly recommended!!

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final project in 7 reviews

I would suggest devoting more content in the course to specific types of data, as well as specific data analytics frameworks and techniques.The final project was rather ambiguous as there were little to no guidelines with respect to how to complete it.

And final project is late to wait.

Good overview of data-analysis and interesting the final project to put into practice the whole course This topic is really interesting and definitely will help any professional to apply a better decision-making process to daily and strategic duties good material for mid level career professional The course has broadened perspectives on Data Analysis and I now have a desire to obtain and sharpen my knowledge and skill-set in this field, to enable me to do something that I have interest in and love.

My only complaint is with the final project/peer review system.

I like simulation and final project a lot.

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final assignment in 6 reviews

Peer review is too slow on the final assignment.

This drags out Coursera subscription, and the expectations on how to write the final assignment are not well defined.

I was able to apply things taught over 3 weeks to the final assignment.

Thanks PwC Very engaging and practical, I especially enjoyed the final assignment which enabled me to look back at my notes and course material to really get to grips with it.

The final assignment is real world.

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Rating 4.4 based on 749 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts May 11 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $79
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Instructor Alex Mannella
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Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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