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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 Jonathan G

Jul 12, 2016

Amazing! Packed with so much useful info, that I keep returning to months after completing the course!

By Pratik A

Dec 6, 2023

Thank you Team Wharton for this course. This course is a foundation for performing analysis in excel.

By Panos K

Oct 29, 2023

Exceptional! Highly recommended. High calibre instructors from the best business school in the world.

By Sebastian O

Jul 29, 2022

A good refresher for those who work with models and a good introduction for those who are new to them

By Daniel G d S

Mar 25, 2018

Great course in order to understand methods of problem resolution and how to implement tools in Excel

By Zeming Y

Dec 11, 2017

great course, but maybe more detailed explanation of concepts, also making quiz questions more clear.

By Yannick D

Feb 19, 2022

Well explained and the practical problems helps to consolidate the theories - the best combination!


Nov 1, 2020

Course is very well curated and the quiz tests all the relevant knowledge taught by the professor.

By John R

Aug 31, 2020

Very interesting course. Even though I would have prefered to have more much actual life examples.

By Lucas C M d A

Oct 27, 2016

Mais um excelente curso oferecido pela Universidade de Wharton - Pennsylvania. Recomendo a todos.

By Sergey M G

Jan 10, 2021

This is another great course by Wharton Online! Thank you for producing such a valuable content!

By Mohammad I A

Jan 2, 2017

I really liked the Excel tools Professor Don used. The material covered was very useful as well.

By nathan r

May 29, 2019

Pretty decent course. If I had to do this over again I would take course 2 first then course 1.

By Yaleeh Z

Jul 22, 2023

This course offers something new even for those who have been using spreadsheets for a while.

By John D

Jan 14, 2021

Instructor keeps it quite basic and straightforward for non-quants. Excellent introduction.

By Viviana R

Oct 18, 2020

It was what I was expecting. I have discovered some useful tools to use in my current role.

By Reiner B

Aug 28, 2017

Gostei muito do curso, dos vídeos, realmente o curso será muito útil para minhas atividades.


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.