Applied Excel

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When: Fri., Sept. 13 @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Host: Center for Corporate Education
Event contact: Katybeth Lee at
Audience: Graduate students, Alumni, Business community, Prospective graduate students
Building: Snead Hall
Address: 301 W Main St., Richmond, VA 23284 United States
Room: Second Floor, room B2162

This one-day workshop is great for people who want to strengthen their applied Excel skills. The instructors use live instruction, exercises and Q&A to improve the participant’s ability to use Excel efficiently to parse a large data set and interpret the results.


  • Basic Excel setup including macro security, iterations & calculations settings 
  • Customizing toolbars in Excel (including adding icons to your toolbar) 
  • Excel best practices, including common “shortcut” keys and other efficiency tips 
  • Understanding how to efficiently design historical inputs & forecast financial projections 
  • Best practices for building formulas (auto sum, filling, anchoring) 
  • Auditing formulas and cell references

Cost: $395​ due in full at registration. A 10% discount is available at registration to VCU alumni and current VCU graduate students. Discounts can not be combined. Discount codes are provided at registration.​ ​Cost includes breakfast, lunch, parking and all materials.