Great Instruction by Prof Christian - very lucid and with real world examples. Learning a business skill is mostly learning observation.. Now I know what to observe when looking for productivity!
This is an awesome comprehensive operations management course. Although, the course in an introductory course, it covers pretty much everything you need to know about operations management.
By Jeffery W L J•
Some great information. The final test though appears to have some errors. I found a discussion in the forum about it from a few years ago where an admin states otherwise. I'm not convinced however.
I enjoyed the course though.
By Vyom G•
The content of the course is very good, so is the faculty's teaching method.
The course presentation seems outdated and the there is a bit of disconnect between the theory and its application in practical problem solving.
By Nithyashree S•
This course helped me understand the basics of operations management and the real life implications of the same. The professor delivered the content in a comprehensible and fun manner.
By David M•
Topic is great, covers a lot of concepts that are important in this field.
Providing the students with examples of the formulas and definitions prior to the course would be a big help!
By PETER G•
I was not impressed with course up to about week three. Then the light went on and I understood the layout of the curriculum Good course with a lot of intense calculation required.
By Alex M•
A very academic course that turns intuitive concepts inside out, with little perceived benefit. The course would benefit from more applied examples with clear added value.
By Ashish V•
The presentation and course material is of minimal use. It should be more descriptive so that we can review the subject at a later time after completing the course.
By Vasanth P•
This is the most difficult course in the entire Wharton fundamentals, i struggled a lot with this. You need to understand the formulate and keep practicing.
By Philipp R•
Interesting course material, but the slides and presentation could be more clear. Exam questions are not always stated precisely.
By Sainath A•
The videos aren't enough to get through the homework and quiz which I thought were to go through.Rest the content was good.
By Marlowe D•
This course is fairly informative but it take much longer than advertised unless you have a background in operations.
By Philip R•
Decent material and very sincere instructor, but somewhat dry and not as vividly applied as would be possible
By Xinhua L•
some concepts are not very clear and exam questions are not reflecting the concepts taught in the course
By Mukil V N•
The test taking instructions needs to be more specific. This was a big pain. The lessons are good.
By Angelene M S V•
A pretty hard course with a very fast paced mode of learning. Still useful and challenging!
By Duong B N•
Plz help to make knowledge as short and simple as they can be for the learner.
By Henry M•
Goes through the material somewhat quickly. Could have done more with week 1
By Rajarajeshwari S M•
Need more sample problems to understand the concepts better.
By ABHISEK D•
This is not upto the standard of Wharton, I believe.
By Rean T•
Formatting of answers during quizzes wasn’t clear.
By Lauren J•
Prof is not good. Works out problems by just scribbling numbers that you can barely read with no explanation of how he got them. Which later in forums you might find out are wrong and he never redo and corrected the video. How he got the numbers and if they are correct is for you to figure out on your own making the whole "review" useless and not at all helpful to be able to complete the test or homework. Forums are somewhat more helpful as people actually explain how they solved the problems. The practice questions being solve is actually also useful as it is solved by someone other then the prof. The homework and finals should have instructions on how many decimal places it accepts as I would have 3 decimals on some answers and they would be right. Then on the next question I would solve it 6 times, look over all the examples and everything in the forum and final put the SAME ANSWER in again with two decimals not three (like the other correct questions) and then it's right. So why that would change part way through a test and not be noted is beyond me. Overall the prof made me hate the course and everything to do with Operation Management which I previously enjoyed. Would not recommend to a friend. Extremely frustrating course
By Pedro R•
The course content was good, however, the teacher has a lot of room for improvement to say the least. He seems to be an expert on the field but he was bad in transmitting knowledge. His language was confusing and not clear in both verbal and written explanations (terrible handwriting). I have no problem with the fact that he is not a native English speaker, but he could try to open his mouth a little bit more when talking so it is not so hard to understand him. Also, he throws a lot of statistical concepts into excel formulas without explaining where do they come from when doing the exercises which makes it very difficult to understand without having a background knowledge forcing the student to look for external resources and do a lot of investigation outside COURSERA. Finally, the exams were the worst part. They were poorly designed with unclear wording that can be misleading and cause the student to fail just to try it again assuming different meanings of the message. Also, the answers had to be manually inputted instead of multiple selection, which increases the possibility of format errors.
By Alex G•
Incredibly difficult for an intro class, especially as the Prof makes a lot of assumptions in calculations that aren't clearly defined. The homework quizzes and exams involve problems and formulas that are a bit too complex for an intro course for the general public! A lot of careful interpretation of wording and multiple steps mean that this course is quite challenging and takes a lot of careful attention.
I'd give it 1 star, except that the more you take of the course, the more the concepts start to make sense and the formulas become the tiniest bit easier.
Far too complex and challenging to be necessary for the overall specialisation; I thought that being a qualitative oriented person (with a PhD from an elite, Top 20 university in Social Science) that Corporate Finance would have been the toughest course on the specialisation, but actually, I think this one is. (Corporate Finance is actually *incredibly* well taught, by the way, and I gave that course 5 stars!)
By Brian G•
Several problems were not explained well. The Quizzes (which do not count toward final grade) did not provide the solutions - which would have allowed me to try and work the problem backward to find the solution. I understand not providing the test/assessment answers for integrity reasons, but not providing the answers in the quizzes only perpetuates the ignorance. The instructor's accent and verbiage use cased confusion. When definitions are defined by the use of a single word or another this can lead to lots of lost time and frustration. This is understandably a by-product of English not being their first language, they must be more careful in their discussions to avoid this in the future.
This course is designed much differently than the other Fundamental Courses. The content is clear in the lectures, however, the questions in the quizzes are not based on concepts learned in the lesson directly. The quiz and final exams are not multiple choice, but instead require you to enter you answer manually and it is graded. The two combined makes it difficult to know which answer the teacher is searching for and leads to a frustrating process while test taking.