How to become world class Business Analyst - Cases in Excel
What you'll learn
- Kill any discussion with solid data analyses
- Do the analyses 10x faster
- Structure complex problems and solve them in Excel
- Perform the analyses in a very effective manner
- Understand the main challenges in analyzing different aspects in sales, marketing and operations
- Build business models for e-commerce, service companies and B2C services
- You will get ready made examples of complex analyses from top-notch consulting companies
- You will learn what kind of analyses can be performed during a management consulting project
- Basic or intermediate Excel
What is the aim of this course?
This course will help you drastically improve your knowledge and skills in business analysis through a series of practical cases. It is designed for people who want to become business analysts or do a lot of business analyses at their work.
This course is based on my 15 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting firms and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, performance improvement, and turn-arounds in the biggest firms from Retail, FMCG, SMG, B2B, and services sectors that I worked for. I have carried out or supervised over 90 different performance improvement projects in different industries that generated in a total of 2 billion of additional EBITDA. On the basis of what you will find in this course, I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Partners in PE and VC funds, Investment Directors and Business Analysts in PE and VC, Operational Directors, COO, CRO, CEO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members, etc. On top of that my courses on Udemy were already taken by more than 182 000 students including people working in EY, Walmart, Booz Allen Hamilton, Adidas, Naspers, Alvarez & Marsal, PwC, Dell, Walgreens, Orange, and many others.
I teach through case studies, so you will have a lot of lectures showing examples of analyses, and tools that we use. To every lecture, you will find attached (in additional resources) the Excels as well as additional presentations, and materials shown in the lectures so as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made analyses that can, with certain modifications, be applied by you or your team in your work.
Why have I decided to create this course?
The companies I have worked with so far as a Board Member (I am usually, Chief Restructuring Officer VP responsible for Strategy and Development) still have huge problems with properly analyzing intermediate and advanced issues – they are usually preoccupied with current activities and have close to no time for business analysis and strategic decision. Moreover, they do not know how to approach any subject from an analytical point of view to make sure that they are making the right decision. Therefore, quite often they hire consultants who in turn lack the practical knowledge and experience. This course is my small contribution to improving both consulting as well as operational and strategic analyses in FMC, SMCG, and B2B companies including also online models like e-commerce, SaaS, and marketplaces.
In what way will you benefit from this course?
The course is a practical, step-by-step guide loaded with tons of analyses, tricks, and hints that will significantly improve the speed with which you do the business analyses as well as the quality of the conclusions coming out of available in your company data. Every business analysis is well described and presented in a form of Excel, attached to the lecture. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. Our intention is that thanks to the course, you will know:
How to analyze different aspects of sales, marketing, and operations?
How to draw conclusions from those analyses – both for current operations as well as strategic ones?
How to be efficient in your work as an analyst?
How to build Excels and PowerPoints so that it is understandable for you and your team, even after some time?
Chose the right business analysis to identify problems and opportunities
You can also ask me any question either through the discussion mode or by messaging me directly.
How the course is organized?
The course is divided into the following sections:
Introduction. We begin with a little intro into the course as well as some general info on the role of business analyst – what skills, education, and knowledge is required from you and what are the available career paths for you
Tools. In the second section, we briefly go through the main tools and concepts for business analysts. We devote some time to the most popular ones: Excel and PowerPoint
Business modeling - example of analyses. On some occasions, you analyze the whole business to see what is the logic behind it. Here we show how to prepare the model in Excel for some of the business models
Sales & Marketing. Analyzing the market, sales activities, efficiency, and the potential for expansion are some of the most typical tasks set for business analysts. Here I provide you with plenty of practical real-life examples of problems and solutions. Every business analysis also shows you the potential for increased sales or margin.
Operations. Quite often business performance depends on Operational Excellence. In this section, we will show you examples of analysis from logistics, production, production planning, and other supply chain issues. Every business analysis here will show you possible savings or opportunities to increase capacity.
Management Consulting Presentations. In this section, I will show you the essential things you need to create a consulting presentation during management consulting projects.
Cases for training analytical skills. In the last 4 sections, we will show you a lot of short analytical case studies that will help you improve your analytical skills.
You will be able also to download many additional resources
Excels with analyses shown in the course
Presentation of slides shown in the course
Links to additional presentations and movies
Links to books worth reading
Every business analysis is well described, available as a downloadable Excel file, and can be easily modified to meet your needs
Who this course is for:
- Business analysts
- Small and medium business owners
- Startup founders
- Students considering entering management consulting
Expert in performance improvement, scaling businesses, and turning-around companies with significant experience both in management as well as in supervision of medium size companies (EUR 20 – 500 million) and startups. I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Investment Directors, CEO, Partners in PE and VC funds, Sales and Marketing Directors, Operational Directors, COO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Supply Chain Directors, Board Members, etc.
Functional experience: performance improvement, strategy development, startups, intrapreneurship, post-merger integration and cost reduction, due diligence, turn-arounds, PMO;
Industry experience: SMCG (domestic appliances, furniture, ceramic tiles), FMCG (cosmetics, juice, meat), retail (electronics, convenience shops, pharmaceuticals, DIY, vending, fashion, toys), B2B (aluminum system, plywood, alcohol, reagents, loading systems), services (MRO, consulting, outsourcing), foodtech, marketplaces
Countries: Poland, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine