Last updated : 22 Aug 2016

Career Edge: Business and Data Analysis

Summary

Understanding how to analyze, synthesize and communicate data is increasingly critical in the modern workplace. This course teaches you how to evaluate market and financial data, and present insights effectively.

Programme

Week 1 Section 0: Course Introduction Meet the course team and learn how to navigate the course Week 2 Section 1: Spreadsheet Basics with Excel Learn strategies and techniques that will enable you to effectively use Excel to perform basic analyses. Week 3 Section 2: Market Analysis Familiarize yourself with market analysis and learn how to visualize data in a persuasive, honest way. Week 4 Section 3: Business Analysis Master how to plan and execute effective financial analyses, including how to evaluate investments. Section 4: Course Exam Demonstrate your mastery in the final assessment

Learning outcomes

What you'll learn How to use Microsoft Excel to execute basic analyses How to answer questions on market size, market share, and business performance How to visualize and effectively communicate data with charts and graphs How to speak the basic language of finance, including an understanding of different types of revenue, cost, and key profitability metrics

Teaching-Learning methodology

xMocc (based on transmission of contents through video, documents, tests)Course ComponentsYou will encounter many different types of components that will help you to learn and applynew concepts in this course. They include:o Videos: Instructional Videos, Narrative Videos, Vignette Videoso Readingso Infographicso Interactiveo Assessments: Learning Checks, End of Section Assessments, The Final, Discussion Questions, Individual Reflections, Drag and Drop Exercises, Self-Assessments.

Assessment

The grading of this course is based on your participation and assessment responses. Inorder to pass the course and earn a certificate, you must successfully complete 75% of theweighted course assessments. You can find a full inventory of assessment types in theCourse Components handout.

  • Soft skills Information and data processing, Communication, Leadership
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Unknown
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Level of commitment required Unknown
  • Cost Free MOOC, Paying certification * See platform for details
  • Providing institution FullbridgeX
  • Mooc Platform edx
  • Target group Unknown
  • Instructor Jim Pautz, Caroline Young
  • Level of assistance offered Self-learning
  • Keywords Excel, financial analyses, business analysis, data analysis