Jun 16, 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 31, 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.
By Sahainaj B•
Oct 07, 2020
Mar 19, 2017
The student needed to have a good foundation of statistics and high levels of math to be able to follow the class. I have not taken statistics or trigonometry in many years so I struggled. I would have benefited greatly if there were more examples of how to calculate the models, including the calculations part of it. The professor did not do that and that got me wondering (not knowing) how to calculate the formulas. I think if I had seen a few examples, it would have been enough to understand and keep up.
So, more step-by-step instructions on the mechanics of formulas, would be my biggest recommendation.
But the professor did a superb job explaining the concepts, and showcasing some industry applications of the models.
Thank you for asking.
By Rubén M F•
Feb 27, 2016
Great explanations provided by Prof. Waterman, however for the price of this course (in my view quite expensive) the materials available are quite poor (e.g. the formulas shown in the pdf slides are a mess, not a mathematical summary, etc), and the level of the quizzes is very basic. I would have expected much more from a course coming from Whaton.
By Saman K•
Mar 03, 2016
I liked the course because of its format and material. Basically it was comprehensive.
I did not like the presentation and lack of practical examples. I had to force myself to concentrate at times and search other sources for more detailed insight.
By nikhil c•
Mar 11, 2017
Its good for the starters but touches very few and very basic concepts. No offense, but the professor could have made it much more interaction by making the better slights he would just read values without even using markers
By Nadine F•
May 03, 2020
I love this subject, but the way it was taught here was extremely boring and hard to follow/focus. I took it this class at NYU for grad school (higher level), so I was just looking to refresh and almost died.
By Michael S•
Mar 24, 2016
Really superficial overview, I suppose it's good for just familiarizing oneself with assigning the appropriate model, but to shallow for any real carry over to the real world.
By Davide B•
May 10, 2016
It is very easy and somehow less impacting on real business problem. I hope this Microdegree will get into some kind of complexity otherwise will remain high school level.
By Savannah B•
Jul 01, 2018
If you have taken a statistics course in the past, this course is not super useful besides understanding which models are used for specific business problems.
By Leah M•
Mar 31, 2018
Explanations not clear. Difficult to follow equations in slides (variables and equations are not repeated from slide to slide).
By Abhishek T G•
Jan 30, 2017
Personally, did not like the pace of the course. The course can be a bit more interesting with real-life case studies.
By Andrey V•
Dec 31, 2016
Just the basics. No concrete explanations of models. You have to study them on your own.
By Deleted A•
Apr 27, 2016
Very basic and the lectures are short in duration. Not what I expected from this course.
By Mohammed A O•
Jan 28, 2020
Too difficult for a beginner, lecture fails to reach to the main point directly
By Alia s•
Apr 27, 2020
at some point it was a little bit complicated for me
Oct 25, 2016
A first year undergraduate student can pass this
Jun 28, 2020
Really theoretical and not detailed
By Rob B•
May 12, 2016
I do not intend this to be mean, but I could not listen to Richard Waterman. I am British and I understand that Richard was born in the UK but spent a great many years in the US. If he had a BritiI really struggled to listen to him as his accent crosses the Atlantic several times a sentence. I found I couldn't listen to WHAT he was saying because I was so distracted by HOW he was saying it. I am sorry, there is probably nothing that he can do about it and the course looked very interesting but I simply could not bring myself to continue.
By Laura P•
Aug 07, 2020
Beware of Coursera and the $49 charges. I found that I am being charged $49 per month for each class that I signed up for. The $49 charges continue FOREVER, long the classes have been completed. When the credit card expired, I was kicked out of the class that I was in the middle of without warning. I am unable to reach anyone at Coursera to attempt to resolve the problems.
By Bryce M•
Sep 14, 2020
This is pure statistics, not exactly financial modeling like the course it belongs to. Also, the lecturer speeds through concepts. You should already be familiar with statistics so that you don't have to rely on the speaker's explanations.
By Alex B•
Mar 06, 2016
The course is poor. Exams are too easy, video lessons are boring and not engaging. Content is poor too. Did not like the course.
By Matheus V•
Jul 11, 2017
I thought that course was more specific. I will expect more applications examples.
By Shaina K•
Nov 30, 2017
It's too easy ... I can learn this on google.
By xiaoyan y•
Apr 24, 2018
boring, it doesn't like other quants course.
By pierre r•
Feb 27, 2019
bof, pas assez concret pour mon travail