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About the Course

How can you put data to work for you? Specifically, how can numbers in a spreadsheet tell us about present and past business activities, and how can we use them to forecast the future? The answer is in building quantitative models, and this course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of this critical, foundational, business skill. Through a series of short lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, you’ll learn the key ideas and process of quantitative modeling so that you can begin to create your own models for your own business or enterprise. By the end of this course, you will have seen a variety of practical commonly used quantitative models as well as the building blocks that will allow you to start structuring your own models. These building blocks will be put to use in the other courses in this Specialization....

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Jun 15, 2019

Very clear and articulate explanation of the concepts. He doesn't skip a step in the sequencing ideas, drawing comparisons and differences, and illustrating both visually and story-telling. Excellent.


Jul 30, 2019

Very nice course for beginner, the mathematic level is not high (around french baccalaureat) so available to everyone. I enjoyed a lot this course that show how simple math can be used in real life.

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By Manuel

Jun 11, 2017

Excellent and concise introduction to various functions useful in models.

By Nikki T

Oct 16, 2016

The professor was clear and concise while teaching a mathematical course.

By Jose A H M

Feb 28, 2016

Great introduction into mathematical ways to model real complex problems.

By Ayush S

Dec 24, 2020

Had a lot of Fun Learning new things. Awesome Course. Highly Recommended


Apr 20, 2019

It was an amazing course. Really helped me out in building my knowledge.

By Sanjeev B

Jan 19, 2018

Great course for people who have little knowledge/experience in modeling

By Francisco

Jun 18, 2017

You can learn about differents probabilistic models and how to use them.

By Kostas P

May 28, 2017

Richard Waterman is simply excellent. One of the best teachers I've ever

By Dean S

Apr 9, 2019

Excellent entry level course on the fundamentals of business modelling.


Nov 4, 2018

Good introduction to Quantitative Modelling - covers important concepts

By ijeoma c o

Jan 26, 2018

very detailed. however, I couldn't download any of the pdf certificates

By K

Jul 2, 2017

Excellent content and framing of how to approach quantitative modeling.

By María A G C C

Nov 8, 2016

I liked the course a lot, I opened my thoughts a lot on these subjects.

By Kamil O

Aug 13, 2016

Good course, gives a good fundamental overview of the material covered.

By Fernando M

Apr 3, 2020

This course covered much of the math needed to properly set up models.

By Hanzhi W

Feb 8, 2020

Excellent structure for beginners with a bit college math fundamentals

By magda g

Oct 3, 2018

excellent speaker! interesting and useful information, thank you that!

By carlos e m e a d n

Aug 13, 2018

Very good and I recommend to every one who is interested in this area.

By Yelena D

Aug 12, 2018

The course was taught in a very simple and easy to understand language

By Rohit V

Dec 2, 2016

Great course which will help you do your mathematical finance courses.


Apr 14, 2016

Excellent content and instructor. Up your skill set with this course!

By Prince

Dec 24, 2020

Very clear and concise. I now have a great understanding of modeling.

By Junaid M

Oct 7, 2020

Very informative and also the way speaker taught was very interesting

By Prachi W

Jul 9, 2020

helped me gain a lot and reimburse my knowledge related to my field.

By Kalingga R D

May 30, 2020

the instructor gives very clear information and knowledge. thank you!