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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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May 25, 2020

The tutor and the content are just amazing

By Clyde S

Sep 06, 2018

Week 5 was the most interesting and useful

By Roberto M P F M

Jul 02, 2018

Useful, good pace, easy to learn, perfect!

By Emre C E

May 22, 2020

The best choice for starting in Excel VBA

By Ivana C N

Jan 15, 2020

Excelent! Thank you for the explanation!

By Anas

Jul 28, 2019

It's very interesting course to learn VBA

By Ashraf a a B

Jun 08, 2019

very usefulle , and excellent constructor

By João P N C

Aug 07, 2018

Objective, interesting and really useful!

By Congying Z

Jul 06, 2018

it is one of the best courses that i had!

By Elizabeth R

Jun 03, 2018

This course was absolutely outstanding!!!


Oct 30, 2018


By Zeeshan A W

Jun 20, 2020

Great Course to polish your vba skills.

By Fernando V

May 24, 2020

Excelent course and excelent professor.

By Wong S M

Oct 11, 2020

Very good explanations, easy to follow

By Joseph J A S

Jul 14, 2020

Very good course. Worth spending time.

By Ignacio T L

Jun 22, 2020

Great course, excellente to be honest.

By Gong C

May 13, 2020

Love this course, very useful, thanks.

By Aleksej A

Jan 18, 2020

Good introduction to the basics of VBA

By Andrea F S

Jun 02, 2019

Amazing course (Graduated in Finance)

By Vishnu S

Sep 17, 2020

Absolutely Loved doing this course!!

By Rohith G

Aug 01, 2020

Good Platform to learn the Scripting

By David S

Feb 02, 2020

it was great and iIreally enjoyed it

By Kunal D

Oct 04, 2019

Excellent for beginners, must learn.

By Parth A D

Sep 28, 2020

nice and learnt new things in excel

By Ana C L A

Apr 20, 2020

An amazing course! Really recommend