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Introductory Research Seminar

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 3, 4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Practice-oriented course, the objectives of which are: the development of the ability to conduct research in the field of management, the acquisition of knowledge about modern information technologies used to conduct research, the acquisition of knowledge about working in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and the development of skills for searching and processing information.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course consists of developing skills of conducting scientific researches in the management sphere;
  • acquering knowledge in modern information technologies, being used for conducting scentific reaserches;
  • acquering knowledge of working in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint;
  • developing skills in information searching and processing.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to collect, process, and analyze data necessary for solving research tasks
  • The ability to choose relevant methods for processing information in correspondence with scientific tasks, to analyze the results of calculations, and to defend conclusions based on these calculations
  • The ability to analyze and interpret data from domestic (Russian) and foreign statistics about social and economic processes and trends, and to identify regular changes in social and economic indicators
  • The ability to work in a team
  • The ability to find and evaluate new market possibilities and formulate new business ideas
  • The ability to use modern technical tools and information technology to solve analytic and research tasks
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Part 1. Advanced Data Analysis in Microsoft Excel
    1 Overview of sources for statistical data and scientific literature in Economics and Management. 2 Date and time functions: NOW, TODAY etc. Information Functions. Troubleshoot formulas. Defining names for ranges and objects. 3 Financial functions. Principles of financial modelling. Cube functions (optional) 4 Test 1 1 5 Simple financial models in Microsoft Excel. Statistical Inference in Microsoft Excel (Statistical and Compatibiity Functions) 6 Test 2
  • Part 2. Writing and Presentation Skills in Microsoft Word
    7 Microsoft Word. Documents: creation, managing, formatting, customizing options and views, printing and saving. Text formatting, inserting a text and paragraphs, ordering and grouping text and paragraphs. 8 Creating and modifying tables and lists. Managing references: reference markers, simple references. Managing graphic elements. 9 Managing documents and templates. Preparing documents for reviewing. Managing documents changes. Performing advanced editing and formatting. Creating advanced references. Managing bibliography. Creating custom Word elements. 10 Test 3
  • Part 3. Writing and Presentation Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint
    11 Microsoft Power Point. Presentation basics. Modifying slides, ordering and grouping slides. Changing presentation options and views. Configuring presentation for print. Configuring and presentation for a slide show. Text management. Tables, charts and other objects in presentations. Applying transitions and animations. Managing multiple presentations. 12 Test 4
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Test 1
  • non-blocking Test 2
  • non-blocking Test 3
  • blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Exam + 0.25 * Test 1 + 0.25 * Test 2 + 0.25 * Test 3
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bernd Held, Theodor Richardson (2015) Microsoft Excel Functions and Formulas, 3rd ed. Mercury Learning. [HSE access, books 24*7]

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Benninga, S. (2014). Financial Modeling (Vol. Fourth edition). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1089520