Excel 2: Advanced Data Analysis Seminar | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Excel 2: Advanced Data Analysis Seminar

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Online - Zoom Virtual Conference

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Lang - Excel 2: Advanced Data Analysis - For B.Comm Students ONLY

This is a full day seminar that combines interactive discussions with hands-on Excel computer work. 

New Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 (rescheduled from May 9, 2024)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Virtual Conference
Cost: $44.25 + HST ($50 total)


This session covers advanced level Excel topics that are required to manage and analyze data. This hands-on course is intended for anyone who uses Excel extensively and who is already comfortable with the skills that were taught in "Excel 1: Core Data Analysis" (Students should have a taken Excel 1 prior to taking this course)

Course Benefits:

  • Transforms participants into Excel "Power Users"
  • Bridges the gap between academic course work and real-world application
  • Prepares students for employment in the business world
  • Covers topics included in the training provided by major banks and corporations
  • Individualized attention from instructors
  • Experienced instructors are seasoned financial professionals

Learning Topics:

  • Use Excel's Database functions so that Excel can be used instead of Microsoft Access
  • Learn common uses for the Database functions, some of the most underutilized tools in Excel
  • Discuss the rationale for using Static Names when building formulas
  • Learn to create Dynamic Named Ranges, one of the most powerful concepts in Excel which allows users to automatically update graphs, Lookup functions and Pivot Tables
  • Learn to create a Table (previously known as a List) to manage and analyze data
  • Use Structured Reference functions to perform powerful calculations on a dataset
  • Use some of Excel's more advanced Lookup functions, including the Index function, and learn helpful applications for their use
  • Use advanced conditional formatting tools to enhance the caliber of analytical output
  • Review Excel's security features, including some lesser-known techniques to protect a spreadsheet
  • Use Excel's Data Validation tool to restrict a cell's contents

Register for the course here! Registration is set to close at 11:59 p.m. on April 23rd. 

For further information, or if you need to cancel your registration, please contact Nicole Drexler at ndrexler@uoguelph.ca. **If 48 hours' notice is not given, registrants will forfeit the entire fee.

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