Financial Analysis for Business Decisions: How to Use Tableau and Financial Modelling

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Beginner
16h

Financial Analysis for Business Decisions: How to Use Tableau and Financial Modelling

Financial Analysis for Business Decisions: How to Use Tableau and Financial Modelling
Hosted by FutureLearn
Provided by FutureLearn
Taught by Alysha Randall (CPA)
Free
No fee required
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Overview

Use data visualisation to steer data-driven decision making


Data analytics has become increasingly essential to modern business decision making processes. In few business areas is this more pronounced than finance – already a highly data-driven function.

For businesses seeking a competitive edge, financial analysis plays a central role in data-driven decision making.

This four-week finance management course will equip you with the skills you need to prosper in a finance-related role.

You will learn:


  • how to use Tableau data visualisation software, both to find new insights and to communicate them to a broad audience

  • how to apply common financial models, incorporating financial assumptions

  • how to do a SWOT analysis, and why


Learn how to use Tableau to communicate with a broad audience


Data visualisation can serve an important function in financial analysis. It allows those working in finance-related functions to glean new insights from their data. It also allows these professionals to communicate these insights with a broader audience, in an accessible fashion.

Being able to visualise data is therefore a key finance skill, which can inform data-driven decision making.

On this course, you will learn how to use Tableau to import your data sets and create graphics to aid financial analysis.


Discover different types of financial models, and how to use them


You’ll learn about different types of financial models, and their functions, in order to compare them. These models are important in financial analysis and data-driven decision making, allowing you to predict the future consequences of decisions.

Finally, you will discover how to conduct a SWOT analysis, looking at an organisation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

This course is for those who want to support data-driven decision making based on financial analysis. You could be a finance professional seeking career advancement or better communication skills, or a manager looking to strengthen key finance skills.

Build on what you learn during this course with these courses, from the same provider:

During the course we’ll be using Tableau Public and Excel. If you don’t have Excel, you might find this online version useful.

We recommend you use a computer to access this course.