Business Statistics with Excel

2 Credits: Statistics


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Business Statistics with Excel

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Statistics

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.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components needed for a statistical analysis.
  • Specify the characteristics of the various charts used to describe data.
  • Identify the characteristics of the coefficient of variation.
  • Specify the characteristics of a binomial distribution.
  • Identify the characteristics of a confidence interval, and describe how it is calculated.
  • Recall how to calculate the different types of forecast options in Excel.
  • Specify components of an Excel regression analysis report.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 15, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …

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