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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

"Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1" is aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course is the first part of a three-part series and Specialization that focuses on the application of computing techniques in Excel/VBA to solve problems. In this course (Part 1), you will: 1) create macros to automate procedures in Excel; 2) define your own user-defined functions; 3) create basic subroutines to interface with the user; 4) learn the basic programming structures in VBA; and 5) automate Excel’s Goal Seek and Solver tools and use numerical techniques to create “live solutions” to solve targeting and optimization problems. New to computer programming? The extremely intuitive and visual nature of VBA lends itself nicely to teaching and learning - what a fun way to learn to code! No prior knowledge in programming nor advanced math skills are necessary yet seasoned programmers will pick up new and creative spreadsheet problem solving strategies. After you have learned the basics of VBA, each module will introduce foundational and broad problems inspired by situations that you might encounter in the real world. To pass each module, you'll need to pass a mastery quiz and complete a problem solving assignment. This course is unique in that the weekly assignments are completed in-application (i.e., on your own computer in Excel), providing you with valuable hands-on training....

Top reviews


Jan 27, 2018

Great course! I like it goes straight to implementation and is practice-oriented. What could be improved maybe is sound quality of lectures. And maybe it would be great to have some VBA notes in pdf.


Apr 03, 2020

Very good course with clear examples throughout to help you develop. The online format of the course is great as it allows you to pause and work through the activities presented at your own speed.

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By Luz M F M

Aug 09, 2020

Muy buen curso! Definitivamente tomaré los siguientes.

By Vincent K

Jul 20, 2019

Excellent course to learn the fundamental of excel vba

By Alejandro C T

Aug 08, 2018

Great explanations and lots of practical applications!

By Ajit K

Oct 14, 2020

its very awesome series for me. Really i learn a lot.

By Andrea C

Jun 06, 2020

Really useful and interesting, really well structured

By Victor A F S

May 20, 2020

It was quite a challenge, but totally would recommend

By Gökhan Ş

Feb 19, 2020

I recommend this course to everyone in business life.

By Alejandro M

Apr 29, 2018

Great introduction to Excel VBA... lets go for part 2

By Tan K Y

Mar 14, 2018

Basic numerical calculations with VBA done very well!

By Negin P

Jan 26, 2018

Thank you Charlie for your wonderful course!



By Gyver F S

Apr 01, 2020

Very well done course, very didactic and challenging


Mar 07, 2019

great videos, great feedbacks, simply excellent - th

By Lindsey L

Jan 25, 2019

Anyone who wants to learn VBA must take this course.

By Di Z

Oct 24, 2019

that's really an easy understanding and fun course!

By Alan A A Q

Jun 15, 2018

Great course to learn and practice VBA fundamentals

By Riccardo D I

Jul 08, 2020

What a compelling course! Thanks for providing it!

By Nathaniel N

Sep 06, 2019

Very helpful and insightful intro to VBA and Excel

By Yuan L

Feb 18, 2019

This course is very straightforward for beginners!

By Allen B

Sep 06, 2020

Fantastic assignments. more would be great though

By Jessica O

Jun 09, 2020

Ordenado, metódico, muy bien explicado y retador.

By Choon L Y

Feb 28, 2020

Easy to understand for beginners yet challenging.

By Prakrit D

Jul 01, 2019

Well designed, interactive and highly applicable.

By Ronald d R

May 01, 2018

Interesting & Challenging. Definetly recommended!

By David S G C

Oct 02, 2020


By Aurimas S

Sep 27, 2020

It was really useful and i learn a lot of things