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Columbia University

Business Analytics

Columbia University via edX MicroMasters


Columbia’s MicroMasters program in Business Analytics will empower learners with the skills, insights and understanding to improve business performance using data, statistical and quantitative analysis, and explanatory and predictive modelling to help make actionable decisions.

The curriculum is designed to provide learners with a series of courses that emphasizes the use of statistical analysis, computing tools, and mathematical models to predict the outcomes of various business decisions, and identify the best implementation.

These courses are instructional-led and each course has 10-12 weeks of lecture plus an additional final exam week. If you are interested in completing the full MicroMasters program on edX, there is no time limit in which you must complete all the courses in the program. Currently, the courses are offered twice a year, in the spring and fall term.

For those who are interested in applying for an M.S. degree at Columbia University, you must complete this MicroMasters program within 2 years of the start date of the first course in order to include MicroMasters certificate in your application package. For example, if you aim to apply for 2021 Fall M.S. program, you have to earn the MicroMasters Program certificate by 2021 February admission deadline.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Analytics in Python

Learn the fundamental of programming in Python and develop the ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions.

Course 2: Data, Models and Decisions in Business Analytics

Learn fundamental tools and techniques for using data towards making business decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Course 3: Marketing Analytics

Develop quantitative models that leverage business data to forecast sales and support important marketing decisions.

Course 4: Demand and Supply Analytics

Learn how to use data to develop insights and predictive capabilities to make better business decisions.


Taught by

Daniel Guetta, Hardeep Johar, Vineet Goyal, Kamel Jedidi, Asim Ansari and Costis Maglaras


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  • Anonymous
    For an entrepreneur with more than 30 years of sales experience, this course was a real game changer to me. Each module is packed with valuable tools, which I use on a daily basis. And they turn out to be very effective: my numbers go up, but more importantly, I'm developing skills which make me differently ('magnetic' as they call it). It is worth the investment.

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