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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 21, 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 11, 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 Conrad V S Y

Nov 5, 2019

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

By Owen B

Jun 25, 2017

Very useful in becoming familiarized with Spreadsheet modeling

By Reid R

Feb 19, 2020

Some areas of quizzes were not covered in respective modules.

By Raman C

Jul 3, 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 4, 2018

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

By Wayne D E

Mar 27, 2021

Some good ideas, on how to do business modeling with excel.

By Josh R

Oct 15, 2017

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

By Fernando L P

Sep 5, 2017

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

By Ada G S

Oct 19, 2017

Really good basic explanations to spreadsheets and models.

By Sanyam S

Oct 19, 2020

Course was amazing, but I think the same can be extended.

By Ishita R

Jun 12, 2021

Some of the important pointers can be detailed further.


Oct 13, 2019

Enjoyed and Learned many new things. Thanks Coursera.

By Daniel R F

Apr 22, 2017

Bastante didático, fácil de absorver conhecimentos.

By Max P

Jun 15, 2016

Good course. Not excellent, but useful nonetheless!

By Jose L R C

Nov 18, 2019

There was some unclear concepts.

The rest was ok.

By Fabio C

May 7, 2018

Could have had more explanations on Monte Carlo

By Igor F V V d C

Apr 10, 2016

Several problems with the student assessment.

By Hennie d N

Jun 23, 2016

first week toooo simple, later weeks better

By Jason M

Mar 24, 2016

The professor introducted the features very

By Thiago H R M

Aug 11, 2016

Great if you are looking for the basics.

By Rodrigo R

Aug 23, 2017

final correct answers are not available

By Asif M

Dec 8, 2020

Good course for introductory knowledge


May 31, 2020

it should be more detailed and covered

By warren p

Dec 30, 2019

Would like some answers for the tests.