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Business Applications with EXCEL

Short Overview

Today's business executives face a complex and crowded landscape, encompassing an ever-expanding business arena that constantly demands solutions. These solutions address not only routine and daily challenges but also the more formidable ones that must be resolved promptly, regardless of their complexity. In these scenarios, every business executive contends with two formidable opponents: adversity and time. Therefore, in addition to their expertise in problem-solving, they are compelled to expedite solutions through the use of suitable tools. This amalgamation is arguably the most effective response to contemporary business challenges.

The offered program is meticulously crafted to equip participants with the tools and strategies necessary for problem-solving. It not only hones their problem-solving skills but also fosters the ability to address issues at their core, employing systematic approaches and leveraging Excel for business IT processes. Through direct engagement with real-world situations and authentic business challenges, participants develop skills, creativity, motivation, readiness, experience, and enhanced collaborative efficiency.

Learning Goals
Upon completion of the program, learners/participants will be able to:
  • Easily edit worksheets in Excel.
  • Manage lists of data, apply sorting, work with simple and complex filters.
  • Create, edit and format graphical representations.
  • Work with statistics, math, logic and text functions.
  • Apply descriptive statistics and frequency distribution.
  • Identify future events, facts and situations through predictions.
  • Create, edit and format pivot tables.
  • Apply appropriate financial and depreciation functions.
  • Implement lookup functions.
  • Work with business scenarios and goal seek.
  • Solve linear programming problems, for optimal management of business resources.
Program Value
The program aims to equip participants with the necessary tools and strategic problem-solving skills. It emphasizes addressing the core problem rather than its peripheral effects, employing systematic approaches to find solutions, and utilizing Excel as a business IT tool. Participants gain firsthand experience by tackling real-world situations and authentic business challenges, fostering the development of skills, creativity, motivation, adaptability, experience, and improved collaborative efficiency.
Teaching Material
Trainees will receive the following textbook free of charge as part of the training material: Παπαθανασίου Ε.Α. και Μαμάκου Ξ.Ι., EXCEL: Ανάλυση Δεδομένων & Επιχειρηματικές Εφαρμογές, Εκδόσεις ΟΠΑ, Αθήνα 2022, ISBN: 978-618-83313-8-9.
Evaluation Method And Final Grade Computation
The evaluation of the trainees takes place after the completion of all the lectures. Trainees will be required to submit an assignment, which will include a series of exercises covering the topics covered during the program. Successful completion of the program and award of a training certificate requires a final grade of at least 50%.
Learning Method Description
The program uses the eLearning educational method: learning takes place purely asynchronously (that is, on days and hours that serve the trainee, without mandatory attendance at a specific time or day), exclusively remotely (using a special educational platform via the internet from the trainee's area) and using digital educational tools such as video lectures, interactive self-assessment exercises, and other elearning tools that ensure effective and flexible individual self-learning. The program's training material becomes available at specific time periods, based on the training path followed, and then remains available on the training platform without restrictions throughout the duration of the program.
Teaching Language
Application deadline: 15/05/2024
Program start: 22/05/2024
Program completion: 07/08/2024
Way to follow
ECTS units: 3
Hours of asynchronous training: 45
Includes training hours (indicative) using an asynchronous distance learning (eLearning) platform.
Additional hours of employment: 45
Additional hours of work are included (indicative) and may include individual study, writing assignments, participation in field visits, participation in exams, etc.
Total hours: 90
The total hours include hours of synchronous and asynchronous training, as well as additional hours of employment.
Weeks of training: 10
Weeks in which activities of any kind are planned are included.
Vocational Education and Training Certificate
Trainees who successfully complete the program are granted a Vocational Education and Training Certificate of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is accompanied by a Supplement to the Certificate, detailing the subject of the program, the thematic units attended by the trainee , as well as the training methodology followed.
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Target Audience
This program targets business executives, individuals from both the private and public sectors, as well as students and graduates of higher and post-secondary education who possess a foundation in business administration. Its goal is to enhance their Excel skills specifically for business purposes.
Prerequisite Knowledge
Basic knowledge of computer usage is required (having some knowledge of Excel is especially useful). Having a working knowledge of English is also helpful.
Scientific Responsible
Mode And Frequency Of Communication
Communication is purely asynchronous, via emails and/or personal messages through the training platform.
The total amount of tuition is €430 and is paid in two installments. The first installment, of €210, is paid as an advance payment before the start of the courses, to secure the place, and the second, of €220, is paid before the program is half completed. In the event of a discount, the above amounts are reduced proportionally. Especially in the case of a 20% discount, the above amounts are €344 (total amount), €210 (first installment - ??advance payment) and €134 (second installment).
Trainees are informed of the installment amounts and related deadlines via email upon their acceptance into the program.


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