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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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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Monte Carlo MethodMicrosoft ExcelLinear Programming (LP)Solver
Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Calendar

可灵活调整截止日期

根据您的日程表重置截止日期。
Clock

Approx. 8 hours to complete

建议:4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
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English

字幕:English, Portuguese (Brazilian)...

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完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频(共 42 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
1.2 Navigating a spreadsheet and crafting formulas19分钟
1.3 Using functions4分钟
1.4 Using conditional expressions in formulas4分钟
1.5 Common errors in spreadsheets4分钟
1.6 Differences between Sheets and Excel4分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
PDF of Module 1 Lecture Slides10分钟
Module 1 examples10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 1 Quiz: History, Formulas, Functions and Errors20分钟
Week
2
Clock
完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频(共 23 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
2.1 Using assumptions and decision variables in spreadsheet models2分钟
2.2 Structuring a spreadsheet to model variables, objectives, and objective functions2分钟
2.3 Constructing simple cashflow model4分钟
2.4 What-if analysis and sensitivity analysis4分钟
2.5 Limits to simple, deterministic models5分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
PDF of Module 2 Lecture Slides10分钟
Module 2 examples10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 2 Quiz: Classic Models20分钟
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3
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完成时间为 2 小时

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 个视频(共 40 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
3.1 Random variables and probability distributions11分钟
3.2 Changes in discrete and continuous time5分钟
3.3 Power, exponential, and log functions8分钟
3.4 Probability trees and decision trees5分钟
3.5 Correlation and Regression7分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
PDF of Module 3 Lecture Slides10分钟
Module 3 examples10分钟
Additional reading on exponential and other functions10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 3 Quiz: Probability, Correlation, and Regression20分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

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 个视频(共 34 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
4.1 Monte Carlo Simulations13分钟
4.2 Linear Programming9分钟
4.3 Next Steps, and Differences between Excel and Sheets7分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
PDF of Module 4 Lecture Slides10分钟
Module 4 examples10分钟
Links and other resources for further study10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 4 Quiz: Simulations, Scenarios, and Optimization20分钟
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创建者 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 :)

创建者 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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Don Huesman

Managing Director, Wharton Online
Innovation Group- Wharton School

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关于 Business and Financial Modeling 专项课程

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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