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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Managerial Economics and Business Analysis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera Specialization

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In the exceedingly fast-paced business world, growing business demands a clear grasp of how a firm obtains a competitive advantage in its operations, how the business cycle and monetary policies impact the firm’s ability to maximize shareholders’ wealth, and how to obtain and efficiently use data to develop actionable business strategies. The Managerial Economics and Business Analytics Specialization is targeted towards aspiring managers, senior managers, and business executives who wish to have a well-rounded knowledge of firm-level and country-level economics, modern financial institutions and central bank policies, and statistical data analysis and business decision-making. The courses in this specialization will focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary policy, statistical analysis, and business decision-making. Topics covered include: Analysis of the allocation of scarce resources and consumer and producer decision-making. Modeling the impact of external shocks on markets and government response to such market changes. Assess how changes in fiscal and government policies may influence the macroeconomic, financial, and business environment. Extract and act upon relevant information from financial and economic news. Make inferences about the population using appropriate sampling methods and statistics. Use predictive modeling and interpret the meaning of the results in a managerial setting.

Syllabus

Course 1: Firm Level Economics: Consumer and Producer Behavior
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All goods and services are subject to scarcity at some level, which requires that ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Firm Level Economics: Markets and Allocations
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In markets, prices act as rationing devices, encouraging or discouraging production ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Exploring and Producing Data for Business Decision Making
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course provides an analytical framework to help you evaluate key problems in a ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Inferential and Predictive Statistics for Business
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course provides an analytical framework to help you evaluate key problems in a ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Banking and Financial Institutions
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Central Banks and Monetary Policy
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an understanding of central bank ... Enroll for free.

Courses

Taught by

Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta, Ph.D., PMP, CSM, CSPO, Larry Debrock, Ralf Meisenzahl and Rustom Manouchehri Irani

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