ECON 259 - Excel in Economics and Business Analytics
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101 and ECON 102 with a C or better.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course seeks to develop career-ready proficiency with Microsoft Excel by applying knowledge of Principles of Microeconomics to the real-world decision problems in economics, finance, and management. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have developed practical skills with Excel features most often used in the workplace to solve problems in consulting, banking, education, and insurance industries. Examples of topics covered include estimating a demand curve, pricing products by using subjectively determined demand, calculating customer value, evaluating investments by using net present value, conducting sensitivity analysis, and solving for optimization problems.

Course Requirements:

All homework, quizzes, exams will be completed on Canvas. The format of the exams will be a combination of multiple choice and short answer questions.

Class Format:

Excel demonstration and in-class activities. Teaching modality: in-person only


ECON 259 - Excel in Economics and Business Analytics
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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