Decision Making Using Microsoft Excel

Instructor: Professor Galit Shmueli, University of Maryland, USA
Venue : Lower Rigsum campus (behind Hotel Pedling), Thimphu
Dates : Oct 20-22, 2010
Registration: CLOSED (course full).
Fee: Nu. 2,500 (inclusive of handout, daily lunch, morning and afternoon tea)


The workshop is intended for decision makers in government, corporate and private organisations in Bhutan. Attendees will gain knowledge on how Excel can be used effectively for supporting decision making. The workshop is very hands-on: participants will gain practical knowledge by using Excel on our lab computers.


Project Planning
  • Measuring Performance
  • Scenario building
  • Risk analysis and management
Understanding and Presenting Data
  • Data organization
  • Data characterization
  • Summarizing data
  • Data visualization


Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007. Further information:

Daily Workshop Schedule:

09:30 - 11:00 Session I
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break (Tea & snacks provided)
11:30 - 13:00 Session II
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break (Provided)
14:00 - 15:00 Session III
15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break (Tea & snacks provided)
15:30 - 16:00 Session IV

Instructor Biography: Galit Shmueli is Professor of Statistics at the University of Maryland’s Business School, USA. She teaches data analysis and data mining at the MBA and PhD program. She also teaches online courses at Her book Data Mining for Business Intelligence is available in an Indian edition.