Excel@Macquarie

Excel@Macquarie

Excel Skills For Business: Essentials to Advanced

The award-winning, highly-rated Coursera specialisation on Excel (Essentials to Advanced) is available for free to all Macquarie students

Are you one of the millions of self-taught Excel users out there?
Do you work with Excel every day but still feel that you don’t really know enough about it to truly unlock this versatile staple of the most useful digital tools out there?

Excel skills are a huge asset to anyone working with data of any shape or form. The Excel team from the Faculty of Business and Economics created the award-winning Excel Skills for Business (Essentials to Advanced) specialisation on Coursera - one of the largest online learning platforms in the world.

Thousands of learners from around the globe have taken the specialisation already and reported that it has helped them improve their efficiency and productivity at work, and importantly, that their new skills are bolstering their confidence and are helping them build a better future for themselves.

Excel is a critical graduate skill that employers value. Using Excel effectively and efficiently might just be that key that sets your resume apart when you apply for that dream job. Doing this course will boost your confidence and make your day-to-day life in the workplace a lot more productive. Most industries use Excel in some shape or form; Be one step ahead of the crowd with this free course!

Take advantage of this great offer for Macquarie students:


  • Learn to navigate the Excel user interface, perform basic calculations with formulas and functions, format spreadsheets and create data visualisations through charts and graphs.

    Free access to Excel Essentials.


  • Build advanced skills to manage large datasets and create meaningful reports and add a layer of automation and efficiency to your everyday tasks in Excel.

    Free access to Intermediate I and Intermediate II.


  • Become a power user of Excel. Learn how to use advanced formula techniques and sophisticated lookups, clean and prepare data for analysis and how to build professional dashboards.

    Free access to Excel Advanced.

How to log in

You will need to create a Coursera account using your Macquarie University student email address. If you already have a Coursera account using your personal email address, you will still need to create a new account with your Macquarie email address to access this free Excel Specialisation.

Once you have logged in you will see an invitation screen:

Invitation screen

If you have just signed up for a new account and do not see the invitation screen, try clicking on the links above again. You can then accept the invitation, and you should see a Welcome screen:

Invitation success screen

You can then join the latest session and get started with the course.

Key facts

  • 31,000 active enrolments in less than five months since launch          
  • 4.7-4.9 out of 5 star rating
  • Thousands of learners from all continents (except Antarctica!) have taken this course
  • These courses are 100% free for Macquarie students. On completion, a certificate will be issued

In the press

Coursera blog: Transforming lives with basic digital skills

Teche blog: FBE's Operation Excel 

Top MBA: 5 tech skills every business student should know

Contact us

Email the Macquarie Coursera Excel team: excel@mq.edu.au

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