Communications of the IIMA


This paper tries to enhance Excel skills in teaching an undergraduate operations management course since improving basic Excel skills is one of the key areas necessary to close the feedback loop. As a required core business course, OM101 Operations Management is a natural starting point to enhance basic Excel skills along with quantitative analysis and modeling skills. In light of overwhelming topics to be covered in the course, we believe it is best to enhance basic Excel skills by means of homework assignments with specific Excel instructions, instead of overburdening the students with extra Excel lectures or general-purpose Excel instructions.