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About the Course

The simple spreadsheet is one of the most powerful data analysis tools that exists, and it’s available to almost anyone. Major corporations and small businesses alike use spreadsheet models to determine where key measures of their success are now, and where they are likely to be in the future. But in order to get the most out of a spreadsheet, you have the know-how to use it. This course is designed to give you an introduction to basic spreadsheet tools and formulas so that you can begin harness the power of spreadsheets to map the data you have now and to predict the data you may have in the future. Through short, easy-to-follow demonstrations, you’ll learn how to use Excel or Sheets so that you can begin to build models and decision trees in future courses in this Specialization. Basic familiarity with, and access to, Excel or Sheets is required....

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Jun 22, 2017

This course has made me understand cost accounting, has provided a fresh perspective on how to solve some of the challenges i had with management accounting and as a bonus, made me love maths again :)


Jun 12, 2020

The course is worth the time , the faculty teaches you about some complicated advance formulae with so much clarity and ease that even beginners can be pro in excel related to business and finance.

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By Emilio v D

Sep 17, 2018

It was difficult to follow some of the spreadsheet logic at times. Very useful in content.

By Kamlesh l

May 18, 2020

Course was short, crisp, informative and to the point. Very well designed. Thank you

By Manav B

May 30, 2020

The course was good except explanations in few modules like the Empirical Rule one!

By Mohan S

Apr 11, 2020

Add examples for more clarity. also add advantages & disadvantages of each module

By Giulia C

May 17, 2020

The beginning is very basic but towards the end it gets really interesting.

By Anupriya

Jan 10, 2019

I appreciate the work by the professor.I really enjoy the application part.

By Lukas

May 19, 2018

well structured and good templates for the explained functions and examples

By Daniel E S P

Aug 11, 2020

If you have any buisness or financial backround this course is really easy

By Anna K

Aug 12, 2019

A little too easy if you know your way around Excel, but still informative


Jan 31, 2017

Quick, easy, learned some nice tips even-though I am a heavy excel user.

By Victoria

Oct 23, 2017

Would have been more helpful if lecture slides were more comprehensive.


Apr 16, 2020

This course is good for sales and production planning professionals.

By Wei S Y

Jun 20, 2018

Basic and essential knowledge about modeling with Excel/spreadsheet.

By Manuel G

Jan 05, 2017

good, but need excersices which students can apply all the concept

By Conrad V S Y

Nov 05, 2019

Good course but the I thought the questions in week 4 were poor

By Owen I B I

Jun 25, 2017

Very useful in becoming familiarized with Spreadsheet modeling

By Reid R

Feb 20, 2020

Some areas of quizzes were not covered in respective modules.

By Raman C

Jul 04, 2020

Not what I expected to learn but still a very useful course!

By Shailendra M

Apr 19, 2020

Excellent articulation of excel features in finance context.

By Juan F M B

Oct 04, 2018

Good information but i felt lack of deep in exercises done.

By Josh R

Oct 15, 2017

Well done course to go over basics of Excel. Worth taking.

By Fernando L P

Sep 05, 2017

Very basic course, but it gives you some very useful tools.

By Ada G S

Oct 20, 2017

Really good basic explanations to spreadsheets and models.


Oct 13, 2019

Enjoyed and Learned many new things. Thanks Coursera.

By Daniel R F

Apr 22, 2017

Bastante didático, fácil de absorver conhecimentos.