Advanced Excel Laboratory (Vicenza) (2017/2018)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marco Minozzo
Marco Minozzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
not yet allocated

Learning outcomes

The course "Advanced Excel Laboratory" is an optional "type f" activity, which allows the students to obtain 3 CFU, once a final examination is passed. The course is open to all students in Economics and Business Administration. In particular:

- The course is intended preferably, but not only, for third year students.

- The frequency to the classes is compulsory. The student is required to attend at least 2/3 of the exercise lessons/tutorial activity in order to be admitted to the final evaluation.

The course consists of 18 hours of exercise lessons and tutorial activity (plus 2 hours of final examination) in computer laboratory (50 seats) to be delivered during the first semester. The tentative calendar is the following:

Thursday 19 October 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory;
Thursday 26 October 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory;
Thursday 2 November 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory;
Thursday 16 November 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory;
Thursday 30 November 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory;
Thursday 7 December 2017, hours 14:00-17:00, computer laboratory.

Tutor: dott. Luca Pasetto

Requests for participation will be considered following the registration order. The registration is possible from the 1st of October 2017 to the 12th of October 2017. Please, register through the elearning platform.


The program of the course will start with an introduction to Excel and its main functions. Then, some of the topics encountered in Mathematics and Statistics courses will be considered, as for example, matrix algebra, optimization and interpolation. The course aims at improving the computational skills of the students and at providing instruments useful for the subsequent thesis work. The activity will allow to improve the knowledge of Excel, a software which is highly requested in the job market.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. R. Middleton Analisi statistica con Excel Apogeo, Milano 2004
D. Giuliani, M. M. Dickson Analisi statistica con Excel Maggioli Editore 2015 8838789908
F. P. Borazzo, P. Perchinunno Analisi statistiche con Excel Pearson, Education 2007
Francesco Borazzo, Angelo Roffo Business Intelligence con Excel: Tabelle pivot, macro, formule e funzioni al servizio dei processi aziendali (Edizione 1) APOGEO 2017 9788850334230
Mike Davis Costruire applicazioni con Excel 2016: Dal foglio di calcolo alle tabelle pivot, le macro e il linguaggio VBA (Edizione 1) APOGEO 2017 9788850334223
Curtis Frye Microsoft Excel 2016: La guida ufficiale (Edizione 1) Hoepli 2016 9788820374785
E. Battistini Probabilità e statistica: un approccio interattivo con Excel McGraw-Hill, Milano 2004
P. Klibanoff, A. Sandroni, B. Moselle, B. Saraniti Statistica per manager (Edizione 1) Egea 2010 9788823821347
D. M. Levine, D. F. Stephan, K. A. Szabat Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel, Global Edition (Edizione 7) Pearson 2014 0133061817

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination will consist in a written exam, with an oral examination if necessary.

Student opinions - 2017/2018