Presentation on theme: "Spreadsheet Analytics"— Presentation transcript:
1 Spreadsheet Analytics James R. EvansOperations, Business Analytics, and Information SystemsUniversity of Cincinnati
2 Undergraduate Business Analytics Minor BANA-2081 Business Analytics I (statistics and data analysis) BANA-2082 Business Analytics II (optimization/simulation)BANA Data Mining and AnalysisBANA Spreadsheet AnalyticsChoose two from the following:BANA Forecasting and Risk AnalysisBANA Case Studies in Business AnalyticsFIN Financial ModelingMKTG Marketing Research
3 BANA 4080: Spreadsheet Analytics Second year; still “Under Construction”!Intermediate to advanced Excel concepts with a focus on applications and analytics topics (visualization, optimization, simulation).Hands-on (laptops required for all courses in the College of Business)Students have varied backgrounds and knowledge of Excel and analytics
5 TextbooksWinston, Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, Microsoft Press, ISBNCustom published version of selected chapters from Evans, Business Analytics, Methods, Models and Decisions, Prentice-Hall 2013.
6 Software Excel for Windows Analytic Solver Platform (Frontline Systems)
8 Topics (continued)Advanced Excel Functions: Text, Date, and Time Functions; LOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH FunctionsSpreadsheet ModelingDeveloping User-Friendly Applications: Validating Data, Excel Controls, Array FormulasData-driven Modeling, TrendlinesModel Analysis Tools: Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenario ManagerMore about Macros and VBAGuest speaker – emphasizes simplicity, communication
9 Topics (continued) Review of Optimization Modeling Optimization Model AnalysisParameter Analysis in Spreadsheet OptimizationAdditional Topics in Spreadsheet OptimizationWorkshop on Optimization Results VisualizationStatistical Tools: Analysis ToolpakProbability ModelingMonte Carlo Simulation with ExcelMonte-Carlo Simulation with Risk Solver
10 Ask the Audience Questions? Other topics that might be added? New ideas for pedagogy?