About the course

In this first course of the specialization Excel Skills for Business you will learn the Essentials of Microsoft Excel. Within six weeks, you will learn to expertly navigate the Excel user interface, perform basic calculations with formulas and functions, professionally format spreadsheets, and create visualizations of data through charts and graphs.

Whether you are self-taught and want to fill in the gaps for better efficiency and productivity, or whether you have never used Excel before, this course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident user and develop more advanced skills in later courses.

We have brought together a great teaching team that will be with you every step of the way. A broad range of practice quizzes and challenges will provide great opportunities to build up your skillset. Work through each new challenge with our team and in no time you will surprise yourself with how far you have come.

Spreadsheet software is one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world. Learning to confidently operate this software means adding a highly valuable asset to your employability portfolio. At a time when digital skills jobs are growing much faster than non-digital jobs, make sure to position yourself ahead of the rest by adding Excel skills to your employment portfolio.

Schedule

The course starts on the week of  25 November, and it is scheduled over 6 weeks.

Estimated learning effort

It should take you approximately 2-4 hours to complete this course.

Audience

Completing the course Excel Skills for Business: Essentials will be a highly valuable asset for anyone wanting to improve their employment portfolio. This course is for newcomers to Excel, for self-taught learners who want to fill gaps in their knowledge and for anyone wanting to consolidate their foundational knowledge of Excel in order to progress to a more advanced level of Excel.

Instructors&Authors

Thought by: Dr Yvonne Breyer
Director, Learning and Teaching; Faculty of Business and Economics

Created by:  Macquarie University