The Excel crash course for consulting analysis
What you'll learn
- Navigate quickly around Excel (without using a mouse)
- Clean data in preparation for data analysis
- Use dynamic formulas to conduct detailed data analysis
- Use beautiful and best-in-class formatting
- Structure your workbook to be clear and auditable
- You should have a basic understanding of Excel or more to fully benefit from this course
Do you want to become known as the 'Superstar Analyst' on your team? Want to deliver rapid analysis and insights, but unsure where to start with the various formulas? Still slowly clicking around in messy Excel workbooks?
Excel mastery is an upfront investment that will save you thousands of hours throughout your career. This was one of the best personal investments I ever made which was further honed as a BCG consultant and Amazon PM. I would like to pass on my key learnings.
Consultants, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, and Business Intelligence Engineers pride themselves on rapidly delivering beautiful, dynamic, and structured analysis. If you work in this field, mastering Excel is essential.
After this crash course, you will know exactly how to do that. We will walk through examples of all the important formulas a superstar analyst needs to know, and the little-known shortcuts to do it faster than anyone else.
By the end of this course, you will:
Master all the important formulas in Excel that matter, without getting overwhelmed by less important details
Know the best-practices used in consulting and tech business analysis
Understand when and how to use each formula - you will shine in delivering workbooks that are beautiful and insightful, not just correct
Note: This course does not include VBA, Statistical Analysis, or data links to other programs (e.g., Python, SQL)
Who this course is for:
- This is a fast-paced, intermediate to advanced course. It is not recommended for those completely new to Excel
I have extensive experience at BCG and Strategy& providing case coaching for a large number of pre-final round candidates.
I focus on using real cases and providing actionable feedback (e.g. structured thinking, creative insights, top-down communication).
My 1-on-1 clients have enjoyed very high hit rates and received offers from top firms including McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Oliver Wyman, and Strategy&.