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BSYS 5800 - Business Data Analytics for Managers

Business Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

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.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64726

Mon Apr 23 - Mon Jul 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jul 23 Mon 18:00 - 21:45 DTC Rm. 360


Anurag Pandey

Course Outline




  1. This course is part of the Advanced Diploma in Business Management program, and cannot be used towards the completion of any other programs in the School of Business. No class May 21 and July 2.

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

BSYS 5800 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Management
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Diploma

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Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Exploring Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Comprehensive
Author Mary Anne Poatsy, Keith Mulbery, Jason Davidson, Robert Grauer
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2017
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-0-13447-944-6
Price $145.95


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