About this Specialization

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In a world driven by big data, it is crucial to understand how valuable information can be extracted from large volumes of data. Further, it is pivotal to utilize information to its full potential. This not only requires one to extract value from data but also to effectively communicate the information obtained. The Business Data Management and Communication Specialization is tailored to deliver a well-balanced curriculum that focuses on all three aspects - Understanding Data, Extracting Valuable Information, and Effective Communication. The courses in this Specialization will focus on advanced accounting, working with big data, communicating data and information analysis. Topics covered include: Understand the basics of how to analyze balance sheet and cash flow statements Understand how accrual accounting and fundamental accounting concepts work Learn how to collect, analyze, and visualize data and use the same in decision making processes Learn how to use R to communicate data analytics results Explore various ways that information can generate economic value Understand how crucial information is and learn how to gauge the potential of valuable information
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Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
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English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

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There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Financial Accounting: Foundations

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Course2

Course 2

Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics

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1,553 ratings
Course3

Course 3

Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data

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526 ratings
Course4

Course 4

Introduction to Business Analytics with R

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147 ratings

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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