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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 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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Sous-titres : English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Microsoft ExcelLinear ProgrammingMonte Carlo MethodSolver
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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

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Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week

Approx. 8 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
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1 heures pour terminer

Spreadsheets: A Tool for Thinking with Numbers

This module was designed to introduce you to the history of spreadsheets, their basic capabilities, and how they can be used to create models. You'll learn the different types of data used in spreadsheets, spreadsheet notations for mathematical operations, common built-in formulas and functions, conditional expressions, relative and absolute references, and how to identify and correct circular references. By the end of this module, you'll understand the context of spreadsheets, be able to navigate a spreadsheet, use built-in formulas and functions in spreadsheets, create your own simple formulas, and identify and correct common errors so you can put spreadsheets to work for you....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 42 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
1.2 Navigating a spreadsheet and crafting formulas19 min
1.3 Using functions4 min
1.4 Using conditional expressions in formulas4 min
1.5 Common errors in spreadsheets4 min
1.6 Differences between Sheets and Excel4 min
Reading2 lectures
PDF of Module 1 Lecture Slides10 min
Module 1 examples10 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz: History, Formulas, Functions and Errors20 min

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1 heures pour terminer

From Spreadsheet to Model

In this module, you'll move from spreadsheet to model, so you can begin to create your own models that reflect real-world events. You'll learn how to organize and lay out model elements, as well as the types of objective functions and their use. You'll also learn what-if analysis and scenarios, sensitivity analysis, and other classic models. By the end of this module, you'll be able to design a spreadsheet reflecting assumptions, decision variables, and outcomes, create a basic cashflow model, evaluate a small business opportunity, conduct what-if analysis, identify key variables using sensitivity analysis, and linear programming models and deterministic models....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 23 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
2.1 Using assumptions and decision variables in spreadsheet models2 min
2.2 Structuring a spreadsheet to model variables, objectives, and objective functions2 min
2.3 Constructing simple cashflow model4 min
2.4 What-if analysis and sensitivity analysis4 min
2.5 Limits to simple, deterministic models5 min
Reading2 lectures
PDF of Module 2 Lecture Slides10 min
Module 2 examples10 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz: Classic Models20 min

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Addressing Uncertainty and Probability in Models

This module was designed to introduce you to how you can use spreadsheets to address uncertainty and probability. You'll learn about random variables, probability distributions, power, exponential, and log functions in model formulas, models for calculating probability trees and decision trees, how to use regression tools to make predictions, as well as multiple regression. By the end of this module, you'll be able to measure correlations between variables using spreadsheet statistical functions, understand the results of functions that calculate correlations, use regression tools to make predictions, and improve forecasts with multiple regression....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 40 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
3.1 Random variables and probability distributions11 min
3.2 Changes in discrete and continuous time5 min
3.3 Power, exponential, and log functions8 min
3.4 Probability trees and decision trees5 min
3.5 Correlation and Regression7 min
Reading3 lectures
PDF of Module 3 Lecture Slides10 min
Module 3 examples10 min
Additional reading on exponential and other functions10 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz: Probability, Correlation, and Regression20 min

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Simulation and Optimization

In this module, you'll learn to use spreadsheets to implement Monte Carlo simulations as well as linear programs for optimization. You'll examine the purpose of Monte Carlo simulations, how to implement Monte Carlo simulations in spreadsheets, the types of problems you can address with linear programs and how to implement those linear programs in spreadsheets. By the end of this module, you'll be able to model uncertainty and risk in spreadsheets, and use Excel's solver to optimize resources to reach a desired outcome. You'll also be able to identify the similarities and differences between Excel and Sheets, and be prepared for the next course in the Business and Financial Modeling Specialization....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 34 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
4.1 Monte Carlo Simulations13 min
4.2 Linear Programming9 min
4.3 Next Steps, and Differences between Excel and Sheets7 min
Reading3 lectures
PDF of Module 4 Lecture Slides10 min
Module 4 examples10 min
Links and other resources for further study10 min
Quiz1 exercices pour s'entraîner
Module 4 Quiz: Simulations, Scenarios, and Optimization20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par MMJun 22nd 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 :)

par BHSep 12th 2017

So many tools that I knew existed and have tried to use the How-To's to learn how they work and until the Prof takes you through them one-at-a-time, they never make sense. Great Stuff!

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Innovation Group- Wharton School

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À propos de la Spécialisation Business and Financial Modeling

Wharton's Business and Financial Modeling Specialization is designed to help you make informed business and financial decisions. These foundational courses will introduce you to spreadsheet models, modeling techniques, and common applications for investment analysis, company valuation, forecasting, and more. When you complete the Specialization, you'll be ready to use your own data to describe realities, build scenarios, and predict performance....
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