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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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1,055 reviews

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 Dr. A V L

Dec 20, 2020

Nice and useful course. Been using VBA for years so was a good formal refresh.

By Rahul G

Sep 14, 2020

Good Learning curve need more support from Teaching Assistant for assignments.

By David E

Apr 12, 2020

I've learned the basics. Just what I needed. Not excellent but pretty fine.

By José L L

Mar 6, 2020

I think it needs a more simple explanation around the different statements

By Esteban Z

May 3, 2018

Very well oriented, hands-on course. Aplicable for daily tasks immediately

By Luis C

Oct 4, 2020

Agregar mas ejercicios con do while, do until, for each y tabla dinamica.

By Hannan R A R

Jun 19, 2022

it would have been really good if i could get access to quizzes and all.

By Peerathach S

Jul 16, 2020

Should make VBA file workable for mac users too! Otherwise it's amazing

By Jean-Baptiste C

Dec 22, 2019

Great course. Concepts are presented in a clear and simple manner.

By Dolly S

May 13, 2021

Cracking the codes are tough but practice and understanding helps

By scott d

Jan 11, 2020

Wish they had another 2 or so projects quizzes to cement learning

By Vasili E M

Sep 20, 2018

You learn a lot here. Highly recommened. It will challenge you!

By Ponciano R

Mar 27, 2018

Great course, wish it would be a little slower paced but it´s ok


Aug 24, 2020

Excellent teaching , it had been great learning from coursera

By Muhammad K S

Jun 26, 2021

great course but not to be classified under fiance category

By Aldo A S Z

Mar 16, 2019

Very nice course, I learned the basics of VBA programming.


Feb 16, 2021

all was okay but could not understand some in quizzes.

By T. D

Apr 6, 2022

I'd appreciate more coding and less video watching

By joaquim l

Mar 26, 2021

Very good, I enjoy learn with this course.

By Vijayasekar R

Dec 28, 2020

course a little bit difficult for learning

By Manikavelu K

May 24, 2020

very good learning class, thankyou so

By Anurag A

Dec 23, 2019

Can you put an example for booleans?

By Jose F B D P

Jun 29, 2020

Try it! This course is essential

By Sameer B P

Aug 2, 2021

Informative and well explained

By Jesse

Jul 24, 2019

Good and relevant instruction