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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 João P N C

Aug 7, 2018

Objective, interesting and really useful!

By Congying Z

Jul 6, 2018

it is one of the best courses that i had!

By Elizabeth R

Jun 3, 2018

This course was absolutely outstanding!!!

By akpene a

Oct 30, 2018


By Chris

Sep 2, 2021

Interesting, educational, entertaining.

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 David R

Feb 1, 2023

Enjoyable course. Thanks Dr Nuttelman.

By Mukund G

Dec 20, 2021

Highly recommended, excellent teaching

By DatNH2

Jun 23, 2021

very helpful, thanks for the exercises

By Wong S M

Oct 11, 2020

Very good explanations, easy to follow

By Joseph J A S

Jul 13, 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 Monang D

Aug 16, 2022

Excellent course. Easy to understand.

By Mar V

Nov 5, 2021

Great professor, very usefull course

By Ching K C

Jan 21, 2021

Informative, concise and interesting!

By Andrea F S

Jun 2, 2019

Amazing course (Graduated in Finance)

By TecHack

Aug 25, 2022

Excercise-based course and loved it!

By Claudio B

Feb 1, 2021

Excellent: clear, concise, effective

By Vishnu S

Sep 17, 2020

Absolutely Loved doing this course!!

By Rohith G

Aug 1, 2020

Good Platform to learn the Scripting

By David S

Feb 2, 2020

it was great and iIreally enjoyed it

By Kunal D

Oct 4, 2019

Excellent for beginners, must learn.