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### Skills you will gain

Monte Carlo MethodMicrosoft ExcelLinear Programming (LP)Solver

#### 100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

#### Approx. 9 hours to complete

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

#### English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

## Spreadsheets: A Tool for Thinking with Numbers

6 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
1.2 Navigating a spreadsheet and crafting formulas19m
1.3 Using functions4m
1.4 Using conditional expressions in formulas4m
1.6 Differences between Sheets and Excel4m
PDF of Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Module 1 examples10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz: History, Formulas, Functions and Errors20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

6 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.1 Using assumptions and decision variables in spreadsheet models2m
2.2 Structuring a spreadsheet to model variables, objectives, and objective functions2m
2.3 Constructing simple cashflow model4m
2.4 What-if analysis and sensitivity analysis4m
2.5 Limits to simple, deterministic models5m
PDF of Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Module 2 examples10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz: Classic Models20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

## Addressing Uncertainty and Probability in Models

6 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.1 Random variables and probability distributions11m
3.2 Changes in discrete and continuous time5m
3.3 Power, exponential, and log functions8m
3.4 Probability trees and decision trees5m
3.5 Correlation and Regression7m
PDF of Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
Module 3 examples10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz: Probability, Correlation, and Regression20m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

## Simulation and Optimization

4 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.1 Monte Carlo Simulations13m
4.2 Linear Programming9m
4.3 Next Steps, and Differences between Excel and Sheets7m
PDF of Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Module 4 examples10m
Links and other resources for further study10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz: Simulations, Scenarios, and Optimization20m
4.2
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### Top reviews from Introduction to Spreadsheets and Models

By 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 :)

By 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!

## Instructor

### Don Huesman

Managing Director, Wharton Online
Innovation Group- Wharton School

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...