In today’s global economies, spread sheets have become a multinational language. They are the tools of choice for analysing data and communicating information across the boundaries that separate nations. They have become an important management tool for developing strategies and assessing results. Spread sheets have also become an important tool for teaching and learning. This course teaches both financial management and spread sheet programming with MS Excel. The course discusses management principles and provides clear, step-by-step instructions for using spread sheets to apply them. It shows how to use spread sheets for analysing financial data and for communicating results in well-labelled tables and charts. It shows how to be better managers and decision makers, not simply skilled spread sheet programmers.