This hands-on course introduces the key concepts for business data analytics with MS Excel and serves as an analytics literacy course to help the students gain essential knowledge on business data analytics to enhance firm competitiveness. Concepts introduced in this course aim to develop an understanding of the different types of business data, data modeling techniques, various analytical approaches, and application of these approaches to solve business problems. Students will have hands-on experience with platform-agnostic tools MS Excel. The practices cover both basic and advanced functions of MS Excel, including but not limited to FUNCTIONS, PivotTable, PivotChart, and Adds-in. No textbooks would be required.

Prerequisites: None.

Instructor: Yumei He

Time: Tues Thur 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Date: 31th August 2021 - 5th October 2021

Location: Join Microsoft Teams

Capacity: 150

Attendees who are not current UH student, staff or faculty, will need to make a payment for the course prior to its commencement using the following  payment link.

UH Alumni Registration Fee: $250.00

Non-UH Affiliate Registration Fee: $250.00

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** Non-UH affiliates and alumni registering for the HPE DSI classes MUST:

(1) complete the payment of the course fees ($250.00 per course) at least three(3) weeks before course commencement.

(2) inform HPE DSI of their interest in taking the course at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time for processing of your course access credentials before the first-class meeting.

If you need to cancel a course for any reason, e-mail us at

** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before start date: 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are nontransferable. The HPE DSI cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason. If the HPE DSI has to cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund.