This was a fantastic course, with a realistically attainable amount of material, and a humble, knowledgable professor whose teaching style makes a normally difficult topic very easy to understand.
Professor Weisbenner is fabulous! He is able to make anyone understand complex investment topics through his delivery and curriculum design. You are missing out not taking Investments from him!
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By Amy K•
Huge amount of content for a coursera course. For the early modules, a stats class pre-req would be very helpful. Several discussions on certain topics before the foundational definitions and explanations were provided. The order of the explanations made the content confusing to me. Once I learned information in later videos, I could understand the earlier videos. But that's just me. The Professor is amazing nonetheless.
By NAZNEEN M•
I am very thankful to the Professor & the course overall for this exposure & clearing my concept for my US CPA License Exams which am finally able to afford & clear in the first try, I don't want to go in for any retakes as I can't afford it nor do I have a lot of time for retakes; as I have scheduled my MsT Degree & 2 years later my combined Tax JD LLM Program to give the bar exams as well.
By Nipun S D•
Professor touches lot of points but only if I can apply those in the real world I would give the fifth start :)I wish there was Investments III and IV where it focuses only simulating different investment situations. Before I joined UIC I had been to Haworth school of business and they seemed to have an entire stock enchange for simulation inside he building which was cool !
By David H•
I enjoyed the class, but the lecture content was a bit long-winded compared to most classes. This might be more of a necessity because of the type of content that is covered. Just be prepared to watch a lot of videos. On the bright side, the professor does a good job on the production of the videos and adding comedic relief.
By Jorge V M•
The course is good. My only relevant critic is about the design of the videos. Each video starts with an oppening showing the University logo, etc. I think it is a little too long and after a few videos it becomes a little boring to watch.
By Frank V•
Normal course work was very good. The Honors content was a bit disappointing in that I finished it before the weeks deadline but never received a grade.
By Joseph A•
This is a great course, highly recommend it, but make sure you have the bandwidth to climb a steep learning curve if you aren't in the investment world.
By Claudia S•
I would have preferred to be slightly shorter and to the point. For me was a little difficult to comprehend all the words at the beginning.
By Khilkovets V Y•
Useful course, many necessary information, but last week is too boring and specified
By Dawnae S•
I enjoyed the teaching and breaking down of answers to understand some investments
By Muhammad S K•
Too long to grasp understanding of material presented. Prof is top notch though
By Eric H•
Very good fundamentals course in investments and market models.
By Tasha F•
Good class, but concepts require a lot of practice!
By David O•
Fully focused on stock performance
By Giulio P•
Really usefull and really clear!
By Francis D•
Very good class. Thank you
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By COLLIN M•
Not what I was expecting as part of the program at all. Being more a visual learner I had a very hard time with how the math was covered in this in the course, I need a slide that is specifically V is XXXX, R is XXXX so I have a reference point and I found with most examples given I was having to go back and forth between multiple items and transcripts to gt what I needed. The other thing that I think would have helped me would have been less presenting and maybe a couple of quizzes for knowledge checks vs the pause and think items that were included. I did like Scott's humor, or at least humor attempts overall and I think a live class with him would be better than video. Additionally I felt that the course was a bit out date already, it was recorded in 2015 and I think I would have liked it more if had only been a year behind vs. a year and a half.
By Kendra G•
The professor is very long-winded and that makes this course unnecessarily long. It would be better to use that time to practice applying concepts to practice problems (of which there are very few). Prof could very much improve this course by getting more to the point, and providing more specific/clear answers/outcomes to questions as he goes through the content--I often have to dig through the transcripts to try and interpret what he is saying and find the outcome of a question. It would be great if these are shared on slides or in answers to questions to improve the learning process.
By Rohit M•
Too much content in a single course. Some topics are off the track and not explained properly as discussed before.