March 16, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Includes tuition, course materials, parking and meals.
This course is designed for PC users and uses Microsoft Excel 2013. A limited quantity of laptops are available to borrow. For Mac users, click here.
About the Program
Get more out of Microsoft Excel® 2013: more productivity and better answers for greater success. This course brings together all the intensely useful knowledge you need: insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts. Get comfortable with its updated interface and leverage its new tools.
At this hands-on, one-day program, you will learn to use Excel to successfully tackle financial forecasting, mortgage analysis, purchase order calculations, pro forma financials, capital budgeting and the effects of different economic scenarios on earnings.
- Formatting: Customize the look and feel of your workbook, allowing you to draw attention to specific sections and making your content easier to view and understand
- Absolute vs. Relative Cell References: a cell or a range of cells on a worksheet and can be used in a formula so that Excel can find the values or data that you want that formula to calculate
- Filtering: Filter your Excel data if you only want to display records that meet certain criteria
- Tables: Allow you to analyze your data in Excel quickly and easily
- Sorting: Sort data by numbers, text such as alphabetical order, dates, colors, icons, or by a custom list.
- Formulas and Functions: Allows all sorts of data analysis, from simple sums to standard deviation
- Macros: Easily create automated tasks and custom logic
- Solver / Goal Seek: find roots of a polynomial equation and a variety of other problems, even with multiple unknowns
- Linking Spreadsheets: Establish links across multiple spreadsheets and workbooks to streamline data managemen
- Present Value Applications and Finance Functions: Determine the value of a financial asset.
- Charting: Communicate data graphically.
- Conditional Formatting: Allows you to apply different formatting options, such as color, to a cell or cells based on the data entered.
- Sparklines: Graphs that fit in one cell and give you information about the data
- Sliders: Use a scroll bar or spin button to quickly enter or change a range of values.
- Histograms: A specialized type of bar graph used to summarize groups of data.
- Working with Text: Learn valuable formulas for working with text in Excel
This course is designed for participants with advanced-beginner to intermediate skill level using Excel. Participants should be comfortable using Excel and have some familiarity with its basic functions. This course is not designed for people with no Excel experience.
David Ravetch has been a UCLA accounting faculty member for over 25 years. He has received numerous teaching awards as well as the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Faculty Merit Award. He was named as the director of the undergraduate accounting program by the Anderson School, where he served for seven years. Ravetch has taught several Executive Education classes at the Rady School, including the popular Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers.