The primary focus of this course is to develop data analytic skills needed by business managers. Students will develop a sound methodology to build "what if" spreadsheet models to assess various business cases. Throughout the course, students will develop data analytic skills on business cases in which the design of the spreadsheet is of paramount importance. The course includes discussion of various sophisticated data tools to assist managers in making business decisions.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Create complex charts and forecasts using trend lines.
Develop effective “what if” statements in a spreadsheet to support business decisions.
Apply standard financial functions such as PMT, FV, NPER, IRR, NPV and RATE in assessing business cases.
Demonstrate the ability to manage and present complex data to effectively support business decisions.
Implement advanced spreadsheet functions such as goal seek and scenarios to support business decisions.
Develop a multi-sheet worksheet model capable of sensitivity analyses.
Effective as of Fall 2014
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