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Applied MS Excel for Business Short Courses

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The Applied MS Excel for Business short course covers the most important aspects of MS Excel, essential knowledge in every workplace.

Why choose this course?

This highly popular course is ideal for anyone at any workplace that uses Excel. The course teaches the most commonly required skills in Excel.

A basic knowledge of MS Excel is required, such as entering and editing data in Excel; calculating numerical data; using mathematical formulas; analysing data using simple statistical functions; sorting and filtering data.

This practical short course takes the form of a series of evening classes taking place once a week in our Central London location.

Course overview

Assuming a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, this hands-on step-by-step spreadsheet course guides you through commonly used business applications such as forecasting techniques, advanced database functions, logical tests, Pivot tables and what-if analysis.

In the final week we look at the recording, running and basic editing of VBA macros.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use Intermediate level and some Advanced level facilities of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package such as Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, the VLOOKUP function, Pivot Tables and simple Macros
  • Use DSUM, DAVERAGE, DCOUNT functions, using multiple extraction criteria to summarise information in a database table
  • Use complex nested formulas and logical tests in a business context (e.g. working out bonus payments linked to performance)
  • Design tree diagrams to analyse situations where more complex examples of nested formulas and logical tests are required
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of solutions that exist within Excel to common business scenarios; be capable of selecting an appropriate one.
  • “ The course gives good overview of advanced excel options. ”

    Anna Tarlowska

    Former student

  • “ Really handy slides and workbooks ”

    Felicity Towler

    Former student

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

  • Review of writing arithmetic formulas - precedence of operators and the proper use of brackets
  • The formula for compound interest (the most important basis of financial mathematics)
  • Goal Seek - this tool has many and varied uses when working with mathematical formulas, often making it much easier to get answers to difficult questions.
  • Calculating depreciation using Goal Seek and without using the built in functions
  • Calculating depreciation using the built in functions DB and SLN
  • The use of the IF function in Excel to analyse and interpret input data - e.g. grading student marks, calculating discounts, and wage bonus calculation.
  • The use of nested IF functions is covered extensively to deal with more complicated problems.
  • Filling in an order form with the aid of drop-down lists, automatic price lookup and calculation of discount
  • The use of the database functions (DCOUNT, DSUM and DAVERAGE) to produce an automatically updating monthly report
  • Analyse tabular information using Pivot Table Wizard (for example data gathered about voting patterns in an election)
  • An introduction to recording and writing simple Visual Basic Macro programs and suggested uses of simple macros
  • The use of Scenario Manager in a forecasting environment

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • use Intermediate level and some Advanced level facilities of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet package such as Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, the VLOOKUP function, Pivot Tables and simple Macros
  • use DSUM, DAVERAGE,DCOUNT functions, using multiple extraction criteria to summarise information in a database table
  • use complex nested formulas and logical tests in a business context (e.g. working out bonus payments linked to performance)
  • design tree diagrams to analyse situations where more complex examples of nested formulas and logical tests are required
  • demonstrate an understanding of the variety of solutions that exist within Excel to common business scenarios; be capable of selecting an appropriate one.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

A basic knowledge of MS Excel, such as:

  • Entering and editing data in Excel;
  • Calculating numerical data;
  • Using mathematical formulas;
  • Analysing data using simple statistical functions;
  • Sorting and filtering data.

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Tutor information

  • Robert Stephenson

    Robert Stephenson is a visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan University. He has a Mathematics and Computing BSc (UNL) and Data Communications, Networks and Distributed Systems MSc (UCL).

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