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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 26, 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.


Jan 18, 2020

Great course!! For a Part I it introduces you to useful functions and ways to approach different kind of problems. Challenging course but reasonable with low algebra. Exactly what I was looking for.

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By Allen B

Sep 6, 2020

Fantastic assignments. more would be great though

By Jessica O

Jun 8, 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 1, 2019

Well designed, interactive and highly applicable.

By Ronald d R

May 1, 2018

Interesting & Challenging. Definetly recommended!

By David S G C

Oct 2, 2020


By Aurimas S

Sep 27, 2020

It was really useful and i learn a lot of things

By Quang N N

Mar 28, 2023

Easy to comprehend and many spaces for practice

By Shannon D

Jan 25, 2022

Loved the course. Easy to follow and organized!


Sep 2, 2021

very helpful and insightful for beginner in vba

By Zaw M H

Sep 17, 2020

It is one of the best courses I've ever learned

By Luc T

Oct 22, 2018

Great introduction to Programming within Excel.

By johan g

Oct 21, 2020

excellent course! I learned a lot, thanks you.

By Opas S

Aug 17, 2020

Great course. Quiz is really fun and challenge

By So C Y

Aug 5, 2020

Well organized. Well designed. Well Explained.

By Vitor M

Jun 25, 2020

Excellent course.

A level of depth and detail.

By Jonathan S

Apr 29, 2020

Rightly paced, entertaining: great experience!

By 정승호

Dec 28, 2018

i think i got fundamental knowledge about VBA.

By Flore D

Mar 10, 2018

I found the course extremely interesting. I ha

By Allan P G

May 19, 2021

Amazing and well explained course for anyone.

By María C R P

Jan 27, 2021

Very practical content and cool explanations!

By Felipe L

Sep 9, 2020

Excellent Course, It's Everything I Expected.

By Aline J M d C

Aug 28, 2020

Very pratical and the explanations are great!

By Wesley D P

Aug 11, 2020

Great course to get introduced to Excel/VBA!!

By Othmane E

May 30, 2020

Amazing course !

Thank you Charlie Nuttelman!