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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....

Top reviews

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 Jair A L L

Mar 14, 2016

Me pareció un bueno curso, sin embargo considero que deberían de otorgar casos prácticos.

By Elisa S

Jan 23, 2020

It was a good refresh of mathematical functions and the most common quantitative models

By J

Apr 16, 2017

Good level of detail and math for application use, though not for theoretical analysis.

By Arpan A

Jun 9, 2019

It is very basic module without any insight into the mathematical details of the topic

By Urooj K

May 20, 2020

Good introduction, in my opinion it needed a little more in depth statistics and math

By Vaibhav M

Dec 7, 2019

Would have been better if they had shown the process to plot all the graphs on excel

By Sankar U

Jul 15, 2020

Loved the course. Wished there were some practical examples/assignments to work out.

By Ayush B

Jun 7, 2020

This course does a good job of providing a good insight into the modelling thinking.


Mar 28, 2016

Entry-level of Quantitative models development skills, good for a new comer like me.

By Alfonso F D

Jul 29, 2017

Very good course, I would just be expecting a bit more of practical Excel content.

By Bradon N

Mar 16, 2018

I enjoyed the class. However, I would have liked it to be a bit more challenging.

By Francisco S d T

Jul 13, 2017

Very useful to acknowledge basic concepts on probability and regression analysis.

By Victor

Jun 13, 2020

too academical & boring. Check how HBS online is doing Business Analytics course

By Jinyu D

Jan 12, 2017

The course is overall great. Maybe a little simple for a STAT major. Thank you!

By Hans H

Jan 2, 2021

the only thing that should be explained a bit more is the logarithmic functions

By Nikilesh K

Dec 10, 2020

Great pacing, but would have liked to see exercises involving excel sheet work.

By Rao S

Jun 8, 2020

It is a must-do course for analyst, it like embarking on an investment journey.

By Ankith

Apr 16, 2020

Each concept explained in a very easy way with very apt examples to understand.

By Max B

Oct 14, 2017

Great intro for someone start from scratch wanting to learn business modeling!

By Afzal H

Jul 17, 2020

I feel the course can be made more challenging by incorporating a project.


Jul 2, 2020

Got some new knowledge from experience sir and thank you for scholarship.

By Faraz I

Jun 29, 2020

Wonderful! Gives a really good of what quantitative modelling really is.

By Harsh R

Aug 6, 2018

Please involve more of the mathematics behind it. Great for an overview.

By Mohammed A K

Nov 7, 2016

videos are very informative

English is very simple and easy to understand

By Ashwani K

Oct 7, 2018

it was basic but has a very lucid way of making things understand to us