Xavier Business School in collaboration with The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Hyderabad conducted two separate online training cum certification programs for the first year and second-year students in October 2020.
In an extensive two weeks training, the second-year students were trained in ‘Tableau’, modern data visualization software, widely used in all industries. Tableau is a new age data analytics and business intelligence platform which offers flexibility and ease-of-use to its users. Tableau’s core strengths are its interactive dashboards, quick responsiveness and real-time data analysis features. It offers eye-catching graphics (visualizations) to represent data set pictorially. Fundamentally, Tableau provides all the necessary capabilities for data extraction, processing, representing and sharing the final reports/dashboards/worksheets with others.
The first-year students were trained in Advanced Excel, to prepare their foundation for analytical skills in business. The use of Excel is widespread in the industry. It is a very powerful data analysis tool and almost all big and small businesses use Excel in their day to day functioning. This is an introductory course in the use of Excel and is designed to give them a working knowledge of Excel with the aim of getting to use it for more advance topics in Business Statistics later. All along, Excel functionality is introduced using easy to understand examples which are demonstrated in a way that learners can become comfortable in understanding and applying them.