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ERIC Number: EJ1140801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Microsoft Excel®: Is It an Important Job Skill for College Graduates?
Formby, Sam K.; Medlin, B. Dawn; Ellington, Virginia
Information Systems Education Journal, v15 n3 p55-63 May 2017
Several studies have found that a large percentage of middle-skilled jobs require at least a basic understanding of spreadsheets, and some even advanced level skills. A study was conducted at a four-year university to identify Excel skill sets that were determined as necessary by employers of the university's current students, advisory boards, recruiters, and other relevant parties. The findings suggested that the needs and opportunities for Excel® based analytical skills is pervasive in businesses of all sizes and ubiquitous in business.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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