• Length:
    12 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Undergraduate probability, statistics and calculus.
Familiarity with R or a similar programming language.

About this course

Marketers want to understand and forecast how customers purchase products and services and how they respond to marketing initiatives.

Learn how analytics help businesses drive marketing to maximize its effectiveness and optimize return on investment (ROI).

In this course, part of the Business Analytics MicroMasters program, discover how to develop quantitative models that leverage business data, statistical computation, and machine learning to forecast sales and marketing impact for:

  • customer relationship management;
  • market segmentation;
  • value creation;
  • communication;
  • monetization.

You will learn how to use probabilistic models and optimization tools to model customer demand forecasts, pricing sensitivity, Lifetime Value and how to leverage such data to make optimal decisions on designing new products, marketing segmentation and strategy.

What you'll learn

Skills acquired after the course:

  • Demand forecasting using customer-base models and statistical approaches
  • Market segmentation methods and best practices for identifying potential customer segments and focused targeting
  • Computation of Customer Lifetime Value for analyzing customer, brand loyalty and forecasting revenue in the short and long run
  • Factors to consider while designing and introducing new products to the market
  • Calculating Optimal Pricing for products and services to get the best ROI
  • Assessing Marketing ROI for making better and data-driven decisions

Week 1: Introduction to Marketing Analytics and Customer Analysis 

Week 2: Market Segmentation 

Week 3: Preference measurement 

Week 4: Consumer Choice Models 

Week 5: Customer Lifetime Value 

Week 6: New Product Decisions 

Week 7: New Product Decisions 

Week 8: New Product Decisions 

Week 9: Pricing Analytics and Optimization 

Week 10: Pricing Analytics and Optimization 

Week 11: Advertising 

Week 12: Sales Promotions and Course Review

Meet your instructors

Kamel Jedidi
John Howard Professor of Business and Chair of the Marketing Division
Columbia University
Asim Ansari
William T. Dillard Professor of Marketing
Columbia University

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