Business Analytics with Excel

Business Analytics with Excel


Welcome to the Business Analytics with Excel course! In today's data-driven business landscape, the ability to analyze data effectively is essential for making informed decisions and gaining a competitive edge. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to leverage Excel as a powerful tool for business analytics. Whether you're a business professional, analyst, or entrepreneur, mastering the techniques covered in this course will enable you to extract actionable insights from data, drive strategic decision-making, and propel your career or business forward.

Course Objectives:

  1. Data Visualization and Interpretation: Learn how to effectively visualize data using Excel's charting tools and interpret visualizations to extract meaningful insights.
  2. Statistical Analysis Techniques: Explore various statistical analysis techniques, including hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and forecasting, to uncover patterns and trends in data.
  3. Predictive Modeling: Gain hands-on experience in building predictive models using Excel, including techniques such as regression analysis, decision trees, and time series forecasting.
  4. Data Mining and Cleansing: Learn how to clean and prepare data for analysis, perform exploratory data analysis, and identify data patterns using Excel's data mining tools.
  5. Business Decision Support: Discover how to use Excel to analyze business scenarios, perform sensitivity analysis, and make data-driven recommendations to support strategic decision-making.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Decision-Making: By equipping employees with advanced business analytics skills, organizations can make more informed decisions based on data-driven insights, leading to improved business outcomes.
  2. Operational Efficiency: Streamlining data analysis processes using Excel can lead to increased operational efficiency, reduced costs, and improved resource allocation.
  3. Competitive Advantage: Organizations that effectively leverage Excel for business analytics gain a competitive advantage by identifying market trends, optimizing strategies, and responding quickly to changes in the business environment.
  4. Improved Performance Tracking: Excel-based analytics enable organizations to track key performance indicators (KPIs), monitor business performance in real-time, and identify areas for improvement.
  5. Empowered Workforce: Providing employees with training in business analytics using Excel empowers them to take ownership of data analysis tasks, fostering a culture of data-driven decision-making and innovation within the organization.

Target Participants:

 This course is suitable for professionals at all levels who are interested in leveraging Excel for business analytics. Target participants include business analysts, financial analysts, marketing professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs, and anyone else seeking to enhance their analytical skills and leverage Excel for data-driven decision-making.

Course Outline:

  1. Data Preparation and Cleaning
    • Importing and cleansing data
    • Data validation and quality assurance
    • Handling missing values and outliers
    • Case Study: Cleaning and preparing sales data for analysis
  2. Data Visualization and Interpretation
    • Creating charts and graphs in Excel
    • Interpreting visualizations to extract insights
    • Advanced charting techniques
    • Case Study: Visualizing market trends using Excel charts
  3. Statistical Analysis in Excel
    • Descriptive statistics and data summarization
    • Hypothesis testing and statistical inference
    • Regression analysis and correlation
    • Case Study: Analyzing customer satisfaction survey data using regression analysis
  4. Predictive Modeling Techniques
    • Introduction to predictive analytics
    • Building predictive models in Excel
    • Evaluating model performance
    • Case Study: Forecasting sales using time series analysis in Excel
  5. Data Mining and Pattern Recognition
    • Exploratory data analysis techniques
    • Identifying patterns and trends in data
    • Cluster analysis and segmentation
    • Case Study: Segmenting customer data for targeted marketing campaigns
  6. Business Decision Support Tools
    • Scenario analysis and sensitivity testing
    • Goal seeking and optimization
    • Decision trees and risk analysis
    • Case Study: Evaluating investment opportunities using decision trees in Excel
  7. Dashboard Reporting and Business Intelligence
    • Designing interactive dashboards in Excel
    • Integrating data from multiple sources
    • Real-time reporting and performance tracking
    • Case Study: Building a sales dashboard for business performance monitoring


Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.

Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
26/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 5 Days Dar es Salaam
23/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE
18/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya