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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Applying Data Analytics in Finance by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

This course introduces an overview of financial analytics. You will learn why, when, and how to apply financial analytics in real-world situations. You will explore techniques to analyze time series data and how to evaluate the risk-reward trade off expounded in modern portfolio theory. While most of the focus will be on the prices, returns, and risk of corporate stocks, the analytical techniques can be leverages in other domains. Finally, a short introduction to algorithmic trading concludes the course. After completing this course, you should be able to understand time series data, create forecasts, and determine the efficacy of the estimates. Also, you will be able to create a portfolio of assets using actual stock price data while optimizing risk and reward. Understanding financial data is an important skill as an analyst, manager, or consultant....

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Very nice combination of R programming, financial concepts and statistical concepts.


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It is a very nice course. Very useful for learning basics of Financial Analytics. Prof. Kim's sessions were very nice.

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Sep 11, 2020

easy to understand

By Kartikeyan S

Oct 6, 2020

Awesome course.

By Priyadarshini S

Jul 8, 2020

Amazing course

By khyati s

Aug 19, 2020

nice course

By Ashish o

Mar 24, 2020

Good course

By Arihant j

Feb 8, 2021


By Dr. S R

Jun 1, 2020

Basics of R and other sub-topics need to be introduced before the topic is taken up in a video.

Despite several ID verifications, I have not received the Course certificate till date.

By M A K

Apr 17, 2020

It is a very nice course. Very useful for learning basics of Financial Analytics. Prof. Kim's sessions were very nice.

By Varun T G

May 3, 2020

Covers basics of time series modeling techniques and applications in R. Doesn't go deep into statistics behind models

By Bhanu P B

Aug 28, 2021

i really like this course and learned a lot thankyou.


Jul 5, 2021

Good Course

By Erika F R

Jun 11, 2023

They should have clearly stated in the course introduction that the learner would need knowledge of R.

By Osaivbie O

Jun 2, 2021

Should be stated one has to have a prior knowledge

By Tom B

Sep 7, 2020

Totally disjointed from the rest of the coursework and the specialty in general. I would not take this course unless you are working specifically in data analytics (and R). From an MBA perspective it is not a good course or a good specialty. Very poorly put together.

By Sandhya D

Mar 30, 2024

Its ok, not very interesting.