Apr 13, 2018
covers good amount of material and exactly what is in the outline, presented with enough detail to follow. Good walk-through of the spreadsheets helps understanding, easy to follow along and practice.
Dec 19, 2016
Material was very well presented. Week 3 was challenging, but taking time to print out the slides, work through them rigorously proved very helpful. I found all sections very, very informative.
par Daniel M•
Dec 27, 2017
Good information on the use of spreadsheets. I had difficulty in Modules 3 & 4 on spreadsheet usage. Could tie instruction closer to quiz questions.
par Hasan S R•
Oct 27, 2016
Please allow Prof. Sergey to take this course. Week 3 was crap because the instructor gave no real-world examples to push home the concepts he was propagating and his english is really hard to comprehend as well.
par Tom d V•
Mar 14, 2017
It was an interesting insight. Especially for beginners I would recommend it. Is also suits the previous courses well (Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling and Introduction to Spreadsheets and Models). I study finance and economics, so it was a bit too basic though. The Excel features are nice though and something that you would use yourself so easy.
par Harshit B•
May 26, 2017
par JUAN P R•
Nov 10, 2017
really, good, and the excel models, rock!! However week 3 was a little messy, hard to understad, teacher introduced lots of math formulas that came with no explanation, and no use. I dont think this course is for matematicians but for buisness administrators of financial related fields, so getting deeper into math formulas that will never be used is pointless, in real life we will use just excel
par Mohammed A K•
Dec 12, 2016
Very Knowledgeable content and easy to understand.
par Tarun S R•
Apr 22, 2019
Teacher are good in this season.
par Fereshteh A•
Apr 22, 2019
I was hoping for more complex modeling techniques.
par Andrew S•
Jun 29, 2019
Great course very interesting. One of the lectures is very hard to understand.
par James W•
Jul 02, 2019
Not too bad of a course. Fairly beginner but there is some interesting things to learn. I would recommend watching the videos at 1.5x speed because they speak fairly slow.
par Nicolas O•
Aug 06, 2019
I found useful how to obtain a histogram for discrete distributions. Yet, I think it would have been really important if the professor could have explained more methods to test what kind of distribution the data is related with. All the methods we used relay on know what probability distribution we are working with but if we are not sure which one we have, then the methods would not be as helpful.
par Olga Y•
Aug 12, 2019
4 starts only because Week 3 lecturer is not good at all. hard to follow, leaves things on slides unexplained. throws bunch of formulas forever without showing it in excel.
par Vishnu C V•
Aug 14, 2019
Good lecture. Enjoyed the tutorial on binomial distributions
par Zijian D•
Dec 02, 2018
The second lecturer only read all the text in lecture slide.
Feb 06, 2019
This course deserves a 5 star rating because of Prof. Savin but because of Prof Veeraraghavan, I gave it a 3.
Prof Savin's attention to detail and ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way is a gift indeed. He taught week 1, 2 and 4.
Week 3 with Prof Veeraraghavan however, was a different ballgame. Week 3 was an overload of theoretical statistical probability concepts with little or no explanation whatsoever. No explanation on reading chi square tables, no explanation on the calculation of pdf and cdf etc. I was lost when it was time for week 3 quizzes and I gained zero knowledge from week 3.I recommend that Prof. Savin creates a new video for week 3 as I am sure he will teach the courses therein much much better.
par Stanley L W•
Mar 06, 2019
the first two lectures are great, but the last two come a little hurry and not illustrate very well
par André I•
Oct 06, 2018
the quizzes are not really helpful/relevant.
par Irina K•
Aug 06, 2018
Only the first lecturer was good. Where are clear excel examples for Week 3, 3.2? You know that students have been complaining over 7-8 months and did nothing! It's a total waste of money.
SERGEY SAVIN is the BEST!!
par Deleted A•
Feb 12, 2017
par Viktor G•
Apr 26, 2016
Outdated presentation style: mostly "voice behind text and Excel window" long... long videos.
I'm not questioning the material itself, but I was heavily bored during the course.
par Zeming Y•
Jan 13, 2018
okie not that great
par Anna D•
Feb 27, 2017
Mostly useful practical advice and examples on how to use Excel to model risks and realities. Week 3 was not very good as it was a quick overview of basic statistics which is incomprehensible if you have no previous knowledge and useless if you do.
par Valentin Z•
Oct 02, 2017
There are good and bad things to say about this part of the "specialization". The good ones (in general thanks to Sergey) are that sometimes during this course you learn something new and useful. But not much... One can hardly say that you will get some sort of "specialization" through these 5 courses. It's highly inconsistent. I'm sorry to say that but it's not the Harvard level of education (at least I hope that the Harvard level is much higher). This part is still far from the wonderful introduction by Professor Waterman. And the 3rd week of this part is a total fiasco: we all know how to read, and mechanical reading from the screen by the teacher doesn't give anything for knowledge. I also didn't understand the part about 'time constrains' as a pretext to describe only normal and uniform distributions (we can read anywhere about these two probability distributions... but where is the value-added product of the teachers?). I would say that selecting the same (very long) range in Excel with a mouse cursor seven times in one lesson is total waste of time that could be spent more effectively. At last, the final quizes are sort of childish: the questions are written in in a very bad style (apparently to complicate understanding) but the real answers are mostly simple arithmetic...
par Marek N•
Nov 04, 2016
Good practical examples of the concepts. In general, seems to me that the courses of the specializations do not fit together well. At times, basic things mentioned elsewhere are repeated, some others are not explained sufficiently.
par Deleted A•
May 10, 2016
This course is much more informative than the previous two in my opinion. I liked the sample spreadsheets provided. I still however feel the price is a bit steep compared to other similar courses you can find online. The quizzes aren't that challenging and it may be nicer to expand the assignments to practice more.