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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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Sep 24, 2016

very clear examples, relatively slow pace, which allows you to understand and exercise a lot

By Filippo L

Aug 13, 2018

Wonderful guided explanation on how to solve optimization problems with excel/google sheets

By Михаил Е

May 8, 2020

Nice introduction to essential MS Excel (Google Sheets) functions. Good for summarise.

By Ardian F

May 3, 2020

I gain many new insights, especially for probabilistic model from this course.


By Zacharias L

Jul 14, 2017

I have learned much more for spreadsheet use and functions than I have ever learned.

By Tze M H

Aug 6, 2017

It introduced some useful tools in excel for analysis and some management concepts.

By Alexander V

Dec 26, 2019

Good overview but I think the different topics could be explained more in detail.

By Andrew M

Mar 4, 2017

Challenging material to do via the web, but explained in a paced, systematic way.

By Beliachkov G

Feb 1, 2020

Thank you for the course!

Great experience of Spreadsheets creation and updating!

By ssekiwanda B

Dec 31, 2019

Very articulate course. its no different from on campus when you are at coursera


Sep 8, 2019


By Pablo L d P

Jun 12, 2020

Curso muy completo que me ha dado una base esencial para mi futuro profesional

By Samuel P

Mar 4, 2018

Fantastic introduction. Easy to understand. Well taught. Clear and concise.

By Marshal M

Nov 22, 2017

Very educative and equally challenging as well of which i have learned a lot


Jun 29, 2016

This course is super useful and provides clear explanation. Strongly suggest

By Aniket

Apr 13, 2020

Every thing was so perfect. thank you sir for giving me this opportunity.

By Shisir P

Apr 13, 2020

Course was insightful and very helpful for efficiently analyses of data.

By Thiago J B L

Sep 21, 2018

Straight to the point. The leasons were usefull for my rotine at work.

By Saikrishna E

Mar 29, 2020

This course is informative and useful. I thoroughly enjoyed learning.

By Piotr P

Feb 22, 2017

Excellent course - easy to understand even without quant background!

By Deleted A

Apr 18, 2020

Very well and useful for corporate data summarisation.

Thanks sir!!

By Galib H K

Aug 23, 2017

Very helpful. But it would be better to add more detailed content.

By Richard D

Nov 14, 2016

Great professor - learning a lot despite 15 years working in Excel

By Warit C

May 14, 2020

Great introduction to spreadsheets for financial modelling course

By Jessica G

Sep 2, 2020

A great overview and detailed examples that students can follow.