Excel Tutorials

Advanced Excel skills are essential in becoming a business analyst. Discover the power of pivot tables, explore Excel’s most useful functions and simplify data analysis with tools and charts.

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The online tutorials are offered for a month, all required videos and quizzes must be completed within this time frame to meet the certificate program requirement.  

Program dates typically include January, March, June, and October. 

  • Upcoming Session: October 1 - 31, 2024
  • Register Deadline: Thu., Sept. 26, 2024 by 11:59pm 


Patricia Chuplis, applications trainer, Education Technology Group, Information Technology Services, Holy Cross


Please register with your Holy Cross email address.  Students must have a LinkedIn Profile to receive the assignment.

 If you have enrolled in and completed Accounting 175 (Excel Finance Lab) or Accounting 185 (Excel Accounting Lab), you do not need to complete the Excel Tutorial. Please provide a copy of your unofficial transcript with this course listed to have this milestone waived.

Excel Finance Lab (ACCT 175)

This course introduces students to the Excel tools and finance concepts used by professionals in the field. We will explore the valuation of securities, evaluate financial decisions using present value techniques, and create reports and models that are useful for decision-making. Open to non-accounting majors. Students who have completed ACCT 275 (corp fi), ECON 230 (Financial Markets), ECON 330 (International Finance) or ECON 332 (Financial Economics) are not able to enroll. Overload. One-quarter unit.  

Excel Accounting Lab (ACCT 185)

Provides an opportunity to use Excel spreadsheet tools to explore financial statements, build financial models, value transactions and evaluate economic opportunities. Provides additional development of the quantitative reasoning and technical skills introduced in the financial accounting coursework. Overload. One-quarter unit.