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Data Analytics Using Microsoft® Excel®: With Accounting and Finance Datasets

Version 2.0 By: Joseph M. Manzo
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Key Features

  • Early chapters explain how to conceptualize, design, and maintain the integrity of data analytics projects in any context, not just finance or accounting. Compatible with general technology courses that are not content specific.
  • Can be used stand alone or as a supplemental resource.
  • Datasets and projects are compatible with many accounting and finance courses, but can also support an interdisciplinary focus.
  • Clearly and simply walks students through core concepts. No prior accounting or finance coursework is required.


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This textbook is suitable as either a core text for using Excel 2016 in an introductory data analytics course or as a supplement to many basic through intermediate accounting or finance courses. May also be assigned to students who need exposure or a refresher on how to use the Excel 2016 application in general.

Data Analytics Using Microsoft Excel With Accounting and Finance Datasets provides students with the opportunity to learn basic skills needed to execute many personal and professional activities using Excel 2016. This clear, easy-to-follow text also prepares learners to master more advanced skills using Excel. Heavy emphasis is placed on how to efficiently navigate big datasets and use the keyboard to access commands during the design process. Author-narrated videos embedded throughout the digital reader explain concepts and operations, adding an engaging audio and visual richness to the written explanations and exercises.

Extensive datasets included in the book are drawn from accounting and finance scenarios and provide learners with a basis for conceptualizing and designing data analytics projects with the highest level of integrity. Data visualization skills are also introduced and reinforced throughout.

New in This Version

  • Updated to align with Excel 2016.
  • Expanded to nine chapters in length due to expanded coverage of data analytics and new datasets.
  • Over 18 new Excel skills and features covered.
  • Author-generated instructional videos have all been re-recorded from scratch with new screenshots and voice overs.
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Instructor Manual

Instructor Manual

The Instructor Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.

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Joseph M. Manzo Lehigh University

Joseph M. Manzo (CMA and MBA Lehigh University) is a Professor of Practice in Accounting at Lehigh University’s College of Business. He started teaching at Lehigh in fall 2002 where he developed and ran the Microsoft Excel Competency program for all first year business students. He went on to teach several courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business and since 2010 has taught Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Managerial Accounting.  In addition to teaching, he is a former director of the Rauch Center for Business Communications and also former acting Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs for the College of Business. Prior to Lehigh, Professor Manzo worked in apparel manufacturing, retail, and wealth management industries. His industry practice had a heavy emphasis on data analytics and corporate strategic planning. He has written several textbooks addressing practical applications for Microsoft Office that teach students how to use such applications for professional and personal needs. 


Added the Data Analytics Project 1 Excel file to section 2.1. (01/27/20)

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