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About the course

Leading organizations understand the value of data: it can transform operations, maintain agility, and create a competitive edge. Without it, you’re flying blind.

Yet in order to integrate data into your decision-making processes, you need a set of tools to transform raw data into a valuable asset. The primary tool set every data-driven decision maker needs is statistics. As the foundation of any data-driven decision, statistics helps you make sense of your data. This certificate program is designed to help you not only gain a strong working knowledge of statistical concepts but also the ability to apply them to your data to make better business decisions.

  • Presenting Quantitative Data
  • Descriptive Statistics for Business
  • Making Predictions Using Statistical Probability
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Multivariable Comparisons
  • Statistical Forecasting
  • Practical Applications of Statistics


  • Identify methods of presenting quantitative data
  • Apply descriptive statistics to business questions
  • Use probability to bridge the gap between descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Apply inferential statistics to business questions
  • Examine how to compare two population means
  • Forecast trends and future states of data using statistical analysis
  • Explain the role of statistics in strategic decision-making
  • Explore practical applications of statistics


  • Business Statistics Certificate from Cornell Dyson School
  • 70 Professional Development Hours (7 CEUs)

Who should attend

  • Entry level to executive professionals looking to uncover insights from data
  • Students who are pre-MBA or considering earning an MBA
  • Individuals interested in moving into an analyst role
  • Individuals seeking to leverage statistical or analytic skills
  • New, emerging, and experienced leaders
  • Consultants
  • Analysts and researchers
  • Entrepreneurs

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Cindy van Es

Professor of Practice Director, Business Inclusion and Diversity Programs Director of Undergraduate Studies Program Interdisciplinary Theme Behavioral Economics and Decision Research Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology Cindy van Es is professor of practice in the Dyson School of ...


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