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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 Mariam C

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By Danielle F A

Jul 28, 2020

Amazing. Mr. Waterman explained the course well.

By Mythri K

May 14, 2020

Helped me build my basics in Financial modelling

By Ankam S S R

Oct 15, 2017

Very easily explained. Nice teaching methodology

By Chandan K S

Nov 12, 2016

A well designed course and an excellent faculty.

By Afrem S

Jun 26, 2016

The course content is remarkably well explained.

By Shaimak R V

May 1, 2016

Perfect if you want to get your basics straight.

By Vidhyalakshmi K

Feb 11, 2016

Clarity of the contents discussed was excellent.

By Meghana N

Jul 5, 2020

It's a great course. I loved doing this course.

By Soham A A

Jun 22, 2020

good course , a complex wording but well taught

By Raphael L

Mar 8, 2019

Clear and concise explanations of the concepts.

By Lorenzo L

Feb 26, 2018

i enjoyed learning as professor is a smart man.

By Anjali A

Dec 22, 2017

Very precise and clear topics. Great professor!

By Valentina C

Nov 24, 2016

I really like this course. Excellent professor.

By Evan G

Sep 30, 2018

Helpful base to learn the language of modeling

By shi w

Sep 23, 2018

Easy but it will be a good fundamental course!

By Kyohei O

Sep 9, 2016

Great introduction to basics of quant modeling

By Julia S

Jul 8, 2016

Not overcomplicated and very informative. Enjo

By Michael L

Jun 26, 2016

Very clear explanation and easy to understand.

By Gitanjali M 6

Mar 12, 2021

Good. could have had more practice questions.


Nov 30, 2020

Very Descriptive and fundamentally explained!

By David B

Aug 25, 2020

Extremely relevant, informative, and concise.

By shukla s

Apr 26, 2020

It 's very useful for me and productive also.

By Tanupriya S

Sep 14, 2019

it was a very basic course and well explained

By Nancy J M

Jan 5, 2019

Nice overview of the core features of models.