Bachelor's degree in Economics, Firms and International Markets

Advanced Excel Laboratory (Vicenza)

Course code
4S009617
Name of lecturer
Marco Minozzo
Coordinator
Marco Minozzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Other available courses
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
not yet allocated

Learning outcomes

The course "Advanced Excel Laboratory" is an optional "type f" activity, which allows to students to obtain 3 CFU, once a final examination is passed. In particular:

- The course is open to all CdL and CdLM students of the Vicenza campus of the School of Economics and Management.

- Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this year lessons will be delivered online through Zoom meetings. Each course has, approximately, 50 places.

- There will be two courses, one in the first semester and another one in the second semester.

- Requests for participation will be considered following the registration order. All CdL and CdLM students of the Vicenza campus of the School of Economics and Management can register. As regard to admission to the course, there will be no distinction between CdL and CdLM students. Students are required to participate to the first lesson, or to send an email to the tutor to communicate their absence.

- To participate to the course it is not required a previous participation to the course “Excel Laboratory”.

- The frequency to the classes is compulsory. Students are 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).

The calendar of the course of the first semester will be available as soon as possible.

The calendar of the course of the second semester will be available as soon as possible.

Tutor (first semester): dott. Alessandro Cipolla
Tutor (second semester): to be announced


For the course of the first semester, it is possible to register from the 13th of October 2020 to the 18th of October 2020.

For the course of the second semester, it is possible to register from the 13th of October 2020 to the 28th of February 2021.

Please, register through the elearning platform (Moodle). Students without a university IT account can ask to be registered by writing an email to the coordinator of the course. All other students must use the procedure on Moodle.

Syllabus

The program of the course comprises 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. A considerable portion of the course will focus on the use of Visual Basic for Application (VBA). 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
Guojun Gan An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming with Applications in Finance and Insurance (Edizione 1) CRC Press 2017 9781138197152
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
John W. Foreman Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information Into Insight (Edizione 1) Wiley 2014 9781118661468
Curtis Frye Microsoft Excel 2016: La guida ufficiale (Edizione 1) Hoepli 2016 9788820374785
Anna Maria D'Arcangelis, Silvia Patacchini, Felice Bruno VBA per la finanza: tassi di interesse, gestione di portafoglio, derivati (Edizione 1) Apogeo Education, Maggioli Editore 2018 8891627766

Assessment methods and criteria

Students are required to attend at least 2/3 of the exercise lessons/tutorial activity in order to be admitted to the final evaluation. The final examination, which will take place online through a Zoom meeting, will consist in a written exam, followed by an oral examination, if necessary, on the use of the software Excel. There will be just one date for the final examination.


************** footer di Medicina *****************

© 2002 - 2021  Verona University
Via dell'Artigliere 8, 37129 Verona  |  P. I.V.A. 01541040232  |  C. FISCALE 93009870234