Excel for Business - Lecture 1 - Getting Started

Nelson Hall Street Address:

2801 Founders Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

Room 2403


Excel for Business – Lecture 1 – Getting Started

Designed by an MBA for MBAs, join us for a four part series to help all MBAs learn how to leverage Excel to make you more valuable to your company by storytelling through data. 

Our instructor is Tristan Luse, Cornell MBA ’16, National Account Manager serving Amazon at Clorox, and co-founder of Luse Digital Services. 

This lecture is an introduction to the philosophy of report building, the basics of Excel and the foundational formulas that every Excel user should know to being building reports.


  • Purpose of the Course
  • The philosophy of report structure
    • Who is the audience?
    • What kind of data are you presenting?
    • Why is this important to them?
  • Ribbon customization
  • Formulas
  • Common functions
    • Math, Logic, Misc, Dates
  • Cell references
  • Formatting cells


Bring your laptop and be ready to work!

Location:  NC State University Main Campus, 1206 Nelson Hall, 2801 Founders Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607

Parking: Dan Allen Parking Ramp, 110 Dan Allen Drive, Raleigh, NC  27607 (Public parking on first floor – free after 5pm). see attached map

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