Business planning & Forecasting



This is a comprehensive business planning and forecasting course that covers both qualitative and quantitative aspects such as the planning process and forecasting techniques.

The course has been designed by industry professionals with global work experience. The course will help you apply the learnings in real business situations. The design is less academic and more business oriented.

This course is suitable for planning professionals looking to sharpen their skills as well as students and others who aspire to become business planning professionals.

This course aims to help the aspiring business planner better understand the role’s functional requirements and the current demand planner better use advanced forecasting software.This course tackles demand planning from a business point of view and subsequently does not cover the mathematical derivations of the models involved.

This course has been designed for a planning professional working as a part of the business functions like supply chain, finance or sales & marketing. The purpose of the course is to equip the planner with the basic principles of planning and business understanding of the quantitative techniques and their use.

The course does not delveloped upon the mathematical derivations of the forecasting models or statistical computations of various coefficients and parameters. It is expected that the business planner would be using a planning software that assist in such derivations and computations.

If you are interested in deep dive forecasting statistics then this course may not be a best fit for you. However, if you are a business professional aiming to ace knowledge on application of techniques then this course is best for you.

Suitable For
Professionals in planning functions who want to enhance their skill set
Students looking to build a career in Business Forecasting
Individuals looking to brush up on the basics of the Integrated Planning Function

Course Content: 

Introduction to Business Planning and Forecasting
Data Cleansing
Simple Forecasting Models
Exponential Smoothing
Intermittent & Discrete Data Models
Error Measurement
New Product Forecasting Using Machine Learning
Planning Function & Process

What Will I Learn?
Understand the basic principles of planning & forecasting
Have an overarching understanding of various forecasting techniques\
Understand the key components of the forecasting process and their respective contributions.
Students will need a desire to learn about planning processes and techniques
A basic understanding of statistics would be an asset


6.5 hours on-demand video
8 Supplemental Resources
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of Completion

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