very useful course I learned a lot of things related to project finance, the instructor was good as well. I just wanted to know if there is a list of the meaning of the key words used in the course.
I enjoyed the course. The material is well explained, good details and examples. Gives a good base of Project finance with focus on the insfrustructur phases and the relevant risks and solutions.
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By Robert A•
I enjoyed the course and it is quite light for project finance and I would think that this should act as an intro course for a second more complex course dealing with the actual complexities of project finance. Such as real financial close considerations in developed and emerging markets, early stage sub performance and restructuring as well as refinancing. I would also think that more time should be allocated to project bonds and use of derivative structures on securing cash flows and working ratios to support competitive financing and projects. There were highlights on impacts of Basel on long tenor financing, but more market considerations of new players and structures would have been invaluable.
By Simon R•
Professor Gatti established an unhurried and well-paced journey through Project Finance, covering it from several logical angles. He has a great presenting manner and is very confident without being arrogant. I really learnt a lot. The videos are great, although the tutorials with his students/assistants seem a little too contrived, and the English on the transcripts is incorrect in some cases. The downloadable spreadsheets and quizzes are really helpful, and I will keep the former (having corrected the typo of 'UCFC' to 'UFCF'.
Thank you Professor Gatti ! (and PS you wear great ties)
By Serdar K•
A comprehensive course for an introduction to project finance. It could have been even better if more advanced, detailed real life cases are included (e.g. what happens when obligations of contracts violated, what are the cases when precautionary terms worked (or not) to save the project, some examples where the model could only be built with specific interventions etc.). Or an advanced version of this course could be designed. Even more, a certification process could be arranged regarding the limited variety of certificates that Coursera offers.
By Milton Y•
Course was very well organized and presented. Concepts were straightforward and presented in logical order. The network of contracts, syndication of loans and tailor-made amortization were extremely useful. Week 7 cases were very interesting and provide additional insight into the complexity of infrastructure projects. Thank you for offering this course.
By rafael d s b f•
The course if very useful to organize the topics of project finance for the ones who work daily with it. For me that work in the brazilian development bank it also helped to undertand better how it works in other markets. Maybe the course should have more data and bibliography for further studies and more real cases studies over the world.
By Jonas K•
A very good introductory course on the topic. Explanations are clear and the vocabulary given is useful.
Only slight are the questionnaires at the end of each week that are really trying to play on words to trick you, forcing you to answer the same questions multiple times if you try to answer without the slides next to you.
By SRINIVASAN K•
Useful course on Project finance / infrastructure. And, this course is need of hour for any finance professionals who want to enrich their further knowledge on project finance practices.
Great faculty members and great topics covered as part of this course.
Would recommend for all BFSI professionals to enroll this course.
By Benoit P•
It's quite a nice course. It gives you a thorough overview of the particularities of infrastructure investing. The quizes are well done, they really force you to pay attention to the content.
The audio was not always top notch, which made it difficult to set the playback speed; but overall, pretty solid course.
By Arno D•
It was highly interesting and I got a better vision of how project finance actually works. However I was surprised to find some strange bias (no reinvestment opportunity) or some little mistake in the materials. Anyway, thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn more about a passionating topic!
By Steven T•
A very good introduction to project finance. A lot of new terms are presented and explained in an interesting way, the questions and tasks within each quiz are well chosen, the pacing of the overall course feels very good and the presentations are available as practical pdfs for review.
By Euan B•
I am a project finance professional and I found this course extremely beneficial for providing a background for why project finance works the way it does. I will be recommending this course to junior colleagues as a project finance primer. Thank you for putting it together.
By Riccardo R•
Very good introduction to project finance. I would have enjoyed more detailed and complex exercises with a walkthrough on how to complete them.
Also, after the submissions of the tests, it would have been greatly useful to have a full explanation of why an answer was wrong.
By Yoshua H S•
I pleased to this course because they have cleared explanation and simple logoc about financing and investing in finance. I just ask to update the case and give some advice about career by learnt from this course. Encourage every people to study this!
By Jamie D•
Overall a good course and I would recommend. Since the weekly tests require you to do calculations, examples should be worked through for students e.g. calculating the LLCR. Some of the English translations were off and could be phrased better.
By Marie S K•
Great course - I learnt a lot about project Finance. However, sometimes I am confused about the way the Professor explains topics in his use of English. Nevertheless, interesting course and fantastic way to start understanding project finance.
By Nicolas P•
The course touches base on all key aspects of project finance for infrastructure projects. Additional chapters could be added about: risk mitigation instruments, ESG and sustainable finance frameworks, risk premium calculation, ...
By CHANDAN S•
The course provides a structured and detailed orientation to project financing in infrastructure sector. The accompanied materials, quizzes, exercises help your understand and retain the basic concepts of Infrastructure financing
By Dimitris G•
The course is simply fantastic. I gave 4 stars because it was focusing a lot on theory and the quizzes had more theoretical rather than practical exercises. But overall incredibly helpful and Professor Gatti is really good!