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Business Statistics With Excel


There is no video for this course. The learning materials for this course are in the downloadable document.
CPE Processing Fee$60.00
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Presentation Length Hour(s)2.0 hours
CPE Credits 2.0 hours
Subject Area 2.0 - Statistics
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Course LevelBasic
Instructional MethodQAS Self-Study
Advance PreparationNone
Recorded DateApril 29, 2024
Date OfferedApril 29, 2024
Expiration DateApril 29, 2025
Course Description

Statistics can be used in business to support better decision-making. In the Business Statistics with Excel course, we focus on simple statistical analyses that can be conducted with Microsoft Excel, and show the situations in which these analyses can be used. The topics covered include data sampling, covariance and correlation, regression analysis, probability theory, nonprobability sampling, the confidence interval, and sales forecasting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the components needed for a statistical analysis

  • Describe the characteristics of the various charts used to describe data

  • Categorize the characteristics of the coefficient of variation

  • Evaluate the characteristics of a binomial distribution

  • Define the characteristics of a confidence interval, and describe how it is calculated

  • Recall how to calculate the different types of forecast options in Excel

  • Summarize components of an Excel regression analysis report

Self-Study Course Instructions:


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Steven Bragg, CPA, is the founder of AccountingTools, Inc. He is the author of more than 300 business books and courses, including the best sellers Cost Accounting Fundamentals, The CFO Guidebook, Closing the Books, Payroll Management, and The GAAP Guidebook. He has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance degree from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Away from work, Steve has been a two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club and has climbed five of the seven continental high points, the 100 highest peaks in Colorado, the 100 highest peaks in New England, and all 50 of the state high points of the United States. He has also solo mountain biked the 483-mile Colorado Trail - both ways. He is an expert alpine skier, trail running author of Run the Rockies, and a PADI-certified Master Diver. 

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