Enhance decision-making with accurate cost-benefit analyses.
Visualize costs and benefits through creation of a worksheet.
Pinpoint a project’s break-even point and calculate Return on Investment (ROI).
Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview
Actionable Business Intelligence gives us a glimpse at our strengths and weakness while highlighting options to maximize return on investment and the opportunity to course-correct when we can mitigate risk and preserve savings. Cost-Benefit Analysis or CBA is a tool that can quickly provide this type of Business Intelligence. In this course, you will gain experience building the cost-benefit model, learn how those components come together to produce actionable intelligence, and conduct a cost-benefit analysis. You will accomplish this in your hands-on project as we work side-by-side in the free-to-use software Google Sheets. By the end of this course, you will understand use cases for conducting cost-benefit analysis, how the intelligence can be used for decision-making, and you will be able to confidently conduct a cost-benefit analysis in any spreadsheet software. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
Some familiarity with spreadsheet software is helpful, but not required.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Consider tangible and intangible costs and benefits, and access Google Sheets.
Identify strategic uses for cost-benefit intelligence.
Create a project costs-benefit analysis sheet and evaluate its function.
Find the yearly and cumulative Net Present Value.
Identify the break-even point and Return on Investment.
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
I'm not sure why the workdesk keep minimize and lecture's screen keep 100%, even while i'm half way key in the data into google sheets. very annoying.
Very useful and Informative Project. Thank you Coursera!
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Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
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How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
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Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
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What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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