Duration: 1 MONTH

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Management Information System (MIS) and Excel (Skills Development)

Course Duration: 1 Month (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To equip students with essential Excel skills, including database functions, lookup functions, and data analysis techniques.
  2. To provide an understanding of MIS concepts and the practical application of MIS in real-world scenarios.
  3. To prepare students for self-employment opportunities in data analysis, reporting, and MIS consulting.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Excel Basics and Database Functions

  • Introduction to Excel and its interface.
  • Formatting cells and sheets.
  • Excel operators, logical and text formulas.
  • Formula error checking and troubleshooting.
  • Database functions: DSUM, DAVERAGE, DCOUNT, DGET.

Module 2: Cell Referencing and Lookup Functions

  • Relative, absolute, and mixed cell referencing.
  • Creating absolute/mixed references.
  • Problems with absolute/relative cell referencing.
  • Lookup functions: VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH.
  • Advanced lookup techniques with XLOOKUP.

Module 3: Pivot Tables and Charts

  • Creating and formatting PivotTables.
  • Page Field in a PivotTable.
  • Modifying PivotTables.
  • Creating and formatting PivotCharts.
  • Primary and secondary chart types.
  • Trendline charting and scatterplots.

Module 4: Complex Formulas and MIS Reporting

  • Complex formulas: IF, nested IFs, AND, OR, IFERROR.
  • MIS reporting and dashboard techniques.
  • Automatic row-wise subtotal.
  • Data validation with list.
  • Cell-range naming and grouping.

Module 5: Charting, Conditional Formatting, and Data Import

  • Creating multiple chart types.
  • Trendline charting and scatterplots.
  • Conditional formatting for data visualization.
  • Protecting sheets, workbooks, and files.
  • Importing data from text files and the web.

Module 6: Introduction to Macros and Data Analysis

  • Developer tab in Excel.
  • Recording and running a macro.
  • Understanding and editing VBA code of macros.
  • Data cleaning techniques.
  • What-if analysis and forecasting.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Interactive Lectures: In-depth explanations of Excel and MIS concepts.
  2. Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on training with Excel functions and tools.
  3. Case Studies: Real-world scenarios and data analysis tasks.
  4. Group Discussions: Collaborative learning and idea sharing.
  5. Assignments: Solving practical MIS problems.
  6. Guest Lectures: Insights from experts in MIS and data analysis.
  7. Practical Application: Building MIS reports and dashboards.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Proficiency in Excel and MIS is essential for various career opportunities in data analysis and reporting.
  • Opens doors to self-employment as a freelance data analyst or MIS consultant.
  • Enhances employability in organizations that rely on data-driven decision-making.
  • Equips students with practical skills to create business reports, analyze data, and make informed decisions.

Note: The course content can be customized based on specific learner requirements or location, ensuring it remains adaptable to the needs of the students. Students will need access to Microsoft Excel for practical training during the course.

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